FORC Journal - Vol. 32 Edition 1 - Spring 2021

It is our honor to present this first edition of Volume 32 of the FORC Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation. Thank you for your participation.
Dan Cotter & Kori Johanson, Journal Co-Editors

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COVID-19 Risk For Employers: The Role of Workers' Compensation Insurance

By  Steven J. Lauwers, Esq. and Adam C. Varley, Esq. of RATH, YOUNG AND PIGNATELLI, P.C.
This article briefly describes the structure of the workers’ compensation system and the implications this has in the current COVID environment.

The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act: Emerging Insurance Issues

By  Daniel A. Cotter, Esq. of HOWARD & HOWARD ATTORNEYS PLLC
In 2008, the Illinois legislature passed the Illinois Biometric Information Protection Act (“BIPA”). The act regulates the “collection, use, safeguarding, handling, storage, retention and destruction of biometric identifiers and information.”

State Regulatory Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By  Fred E. Karlinsky, Esq., Timothy F. Stanfield, Esq., and Christian Brito, Esq. of GREENBERG TRAURIG, P.A.
The widespread effects of the Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) pandemic have been unlike anything the world has experienced in more than a century.

Exit Interview with NAIC President Raymond G. Farmer South Carolina Director of Insurance

By  Michael A. Molony, Esq. and T. Douglas Concannon, Esq. of CLEMENT RIVERS, LLP
It is a beautiful South Carolina fall afternoon, and the Director of Insurance, Ray Farmer, settles into his office to reflect on the remaining months of his term as President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (“NAIC”).