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HB 673 prohibits drivers from holding or supporting a wireless telecommunication device or a stand-alone electronic device while operating a vehicle. Additionally, this measure would maintain the ban on texting, emailing and internet browsing while driving, but would also ban watching or recording videos while driving. GPS navigation and voice-to-text features would still be permitted.
Last month, J.D. Power and the Big 'I' launched a survey to analyze agency-carrier relations. Carriers nationwide are aware of the ongoing study and want to use the results to improve their relationships with their independent agent distribution force. As a token of appreciation, all survey participants will have the opportunity to claim a $50 Amazon gift code after the fielding period closes.
Recently, the Department of Insurance issued Bulletin 17 EX-1 to clarify how fees should be applied to a surplus lines policy in Georgia. After the Bulletin was issued, IIAG received numerous calls asking for clarification. IIAG discussed this issue with the Department of Insurance and received the following information