South Carolina uninsured motorists can pay to drive

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South Carolina will allow uninsured motorists to operate vehicles in the state if they pay an annual fee of $550, according to Bulletin 2016-11, which the state released on Dec. 20, 2016. The state said it will place collected funds in the Uninsured Motorist Fund and distribute it among insurers writing motor vehicle bodily injury […]

Pennsylvania Plate Readers

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Pennsylvania discontinued its practice of issuing license plate registration stickers effective Jan. 1, 2017. To confirm that a motorists ’s vehicle registration is current and properly insured, the state now will rely on license plate-reader technology to scan license plates. The state estimates it will save $2 million in mailing costs and $1 million in […]

MVICS Discontinued

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The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles no longer requires auto insurers to file reports through its legacy Motor Vehicle Insurance Compliance Reporting System (MVICS). The state DMV suspended the legacy system effective September 29, 2016. Going forward, insurers are only required to submit reports to the Connecticut Insurance Verification System (CTIVS). CTIVS, introduced in June […]

Mississippi names MSVIVS administrator

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The Mississippi Insurance Department announced HDI Solutions, LLC (HDI) as the administrator of its new Vehicle Insurance Verification System (MSVIVS). The contract was awarded on May 25, according to an announcement posted in a July 20 departmental bulletin. Preparations are now underway for the 2017 launch of MSVIVS, which will facilitate automobile liability insurance reporting […]

Tennessee making final push for full implementation of EIVS

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Tennessee announced progress in its goal to have all carriers submit their Book of Business (BoB) files to its Electronic Insurance Verification System (EIVS) by Oct. 1, 2016. The state established the Oct. 1 deadline goal to ensure the insurance verification program is running optimally in advance of its official Jan. 1, 2017, go-live date […]

FireLine Examines the Erskine Wildfire

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To date, wildfires in California this season have burned more than 150,000 acres, and—with five major wildfires burning at this writing—that number continues to grow. California seems poised for yet another year of devastating wildfires. The Erskine fire stands out as the most destructive California wildfire so far this year and ranks as the 15th […]