Category Archives: Regulatory

U.S. Treasury Department Issues Proposed Regulations To Finally Eviscerate Microcaptive Tax Shelters

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has finally regulations to deal with so-called microcaptive transactions.

Microcaptives are, for the most part, insurance companies that attempt to qualify for treatment under section 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code by way of a shared risk-pool arrangement which only superficially provides risk sharing and risk distribution for tax purposes, and whose real purpose is to provide inflated deductions for the businesses that the microcaptives are insuring.

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2nd Annual Global Warranty & Service Contract Innovations Conference

April 18-19, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, California

Hear top industry leaders discuss tools and strategies for cross-functional, data-driven new product development, customer service to expand market share and ensure compliance. The all new agenda features riveting case studies and timely panel discussions. Plus, you’ll want to participate in the always-popular industry-specific roundtable discussion groups and hot off the press market news flashes from Warranty Week.

To register and view the schedule of events, please visit: Use the WarrantyNews discount code: WN300 for $300 off while available.

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National home warranty scam hits Wichita, DA warns it seems very real

WICHITA, Kansas – Assistant District Attorney Jason Roach is sounding the alarm on a scam going around Wichita and says this one might be hard to spot even for a trained eye.

Roach says the scammers take time to do research and write the home warranty renewal letters with information specific only to you.


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Ohio AG sues fake home warranty company after more than 1,200 consumers complaints

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced he is suing a phony home warranty company and its administrator for misrepresentation and immoral business practices.

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Why Warranty Providers May Explore CCPA Exemption

By Brian Casey, Theodore Augustinos, and Alex Cox

Four years ago, the California Consumer Privacy Act[1] created a new, rigorous regulatory and data processing environment for businesses processing personal information of California residents.

However, many questions about the implementation of the CCPA, and its amendments through the voter ballot initiative of the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act of 2020,[2] still abound.

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New Agenda Highlights and Speakers Announced for Warranty Innovations Nashville

This year the 13th Annual Extended Warranty & Service Contract Innovations will be the best yet with the most comprehensive industry analyses and case studies! Scheduled for October 17-18, 2022, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, live in Nashville, Tennessee, this highly acclaimed, cross-industry event covers innovations in customer service, new product development, data & technology, operations, marketing & sales, legal & regulatory, finance & insurance.

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New Federal Trade Commission’s Safeguards Rule is a Game-Changer for Extended Warranty and GAP Waiver Industries

By Brian T. Casey, Theodore P. Augustinos and Alexander R. Cox

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has recently supercharged the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule for financial institutions under its jurisdiction. The Safeguards Ruleimposes data security standards for consumer nonpublic person information obtained and created by financial institutions subject to the FTC’s Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act jurisdiction. The FTC finalized its proposed update to the Safeguards Rule on October 28, 2021, which was originally published for rule-making in March 2019 and then further developed during an FTC workshop in July 2020. After a lengthy gestation period, the new revised rule became effective January 10, 2022, and requires compliance by December 9, 2022.

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FTC rejects requests from NADA, others for more time to comment on car dealer rules

The Federal Trade Commission rejected request by the National Automobile Dealers Association, National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers and American International Automobile Dealers Association for more time to comment on the agency’s proposed rules on their industry’s advertising and F&I practices.

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