Industry Happenings

Friday, October 1, 2021
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division October is both financial planning and retirement security month. Creating a... Read more
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today that the State of Iowa will end Fiscal Year 2021 with a balance of $1,238.6 billion in its General Fund.   "Iowa is in a very strong... Read more
Monday, September 27, 2021
(DES MOINES, Iowa) – The Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce that Iowa Medicaid Director Elizabeth Matney is one of six Medicaid directors chosen to participate in the Medicaid Leadership... Read more
Friday, September 3, 2021
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division September is Life Insurance Awareness Month and there is no better time than the present... Read more
Friday, August 6, 2021
The Iowa Insurance Division (IID) has tentatively set Monday, August 30 at 10:00 AM for its annual legislative overview meeting with the industry. More... Read more
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
The Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame is set to hold its annual induction celebration this fall. The event will be held at the Ron Pearson Center in West... Read more
Friday, May 28, 2021
Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported some midsized cities, including Des Moines, are among those best-positioned for economic... Read more
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Governor Kim Reynolds' former health policy adviser will take over as director of Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) on June 1. Liz Matney has served in... Read more
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
After weeks of negotiation, lawmakers included a top House priority in the final tax compromise bill. The amended SF 619 would require health insurers... Read more
Friday, April 30, 2021
Today Governor Kim Reynolds signed two Federation-supported bills into law. Under HF 236, effective January 1, 2022 Iowa-domiciled insurance companies... Read more
Friday, April 30, 2021
An Iowa Insurance Division (IID)-backed bill that would increase protections for older investors is heading to Governor Kim Reynolds’ desk. HF 839... Read more
Friday, April 9, 2021
One of the Federation’s top priority bills is heading to Governor Kim Reynolds' desk. The Senate unanimously approved HF 236 Wednesday. The measure would... Read more
Monday, April 5, 2021
Several priority bills for the Federation survived last week’s second funnel deadline, making them eligible for consideration for the remainder of the Iowa... Read more
Friday, March 26, 2021
The Iowa Insurance Division’s omnibus bill passed the House on a bipartisan vote Thursday, 67-28. Democrats made up the entire opposition. HF 838 advanced... Read more
Friday, March 19, 2021
A bill that would allow Iowans to access audio-only telehealth services passed a Senate subcommittee Wednesday. Under HF 431 state health care boards... Read more
Friday, March 12, 2021
The House unanimously passed the Insurance Data Security Act Tuesday. The Iowa Insurance Division (IID) drafted HF 719 using a NAIC model bill and later revised it to... Read more
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Today Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation honoring the major role the insurance and financial services industry plays in Iowa’s economy,... Read more
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
The federal government has opened a special Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment period. Those wishing to purchase an ACA health care plan or move to a... Read more
Friday, November 6, 2020
Beginning November 12, IID will offer insurance producer testing online through OnVUE, a PearsonVUE proctoring system. More here. Read more