NILS Site Offers Critical, Advance Look At Insurance Laws
Insurance Law Leader Enhances its Services with
Free Daily Electronic Updates
(RIVERWOODS, IL., December 3, 1998) -- Major
insurance companies and their advisors can now get daily
updates on the state and federal laws that govern the
industry by e-mail and over the World Wide Web from NILS
Publishing Company (NILS), the leading provider of
insurance law and regulatory information. NILS is
offering its new customizable Advance Laws service
free-of-charge to subscribers of its respected flagship
product, INSource on CD-ROM.
"Advance laws" present a special challenge
for those who must comply with complex legislation that
has been enacted, even before the laws officially are
merged into a states statute books. They often take
effect when signed into law, and insurance companies must
comply with the changes, whether or not the changes have
been officially published.
Now, insurance and legal professionals can obtain this
critical service exclusively from NILS, with access to
the full text of recently enacted laws from 50 states and
the federal government on a daily basis, through a new
"This information is being made available for the
exclusive use of our INSource Insurance users as a
supplement to their CD-ROM service," said Barbara
Booth, editor-in-chief. "Since three out of four INSource
users already have access to the Internet at their
desktops, this new feature is an important and valuable
INSource is used by an estimated 10,000 legal
and compliance professionals in major insurance
companies, law firms, accountants and consultants -- and
by over 45 state insurance departments.
Designed for Compliance Researchers
"The new INSource Advance Laws site was
designed specifically with the special needs of insurance
researchers in mind," said Booth.
For example, users can establish "profiles"
-- telling the web site which lines of insurance (life,
health, property, casualty, automobile, workers'
compensation, etc.) and which regulatory topics (finance,
taxes, rate and form filings) they are most interested
in. The web site adjusts its display to fit those
preferences, and sends users e-mail notices when advance
laws fitting their profiles are added.
The site organizes and presents laws in several ways.
This includes sorting laws by their effective dates --
those already effective, those effective in the current
month and those effective in future months. Also, the
site presents laws that match a user's preferences and
that have been added since the user's last visit,
regardless of effective dates.
"This site is just a glimpse of what we have
planned for the full INSource database as it moves
to the web," Booth added. "Combining the
intelligence we've built into our information with our
understanding of our customers' research work, we intend
to deliver smarter, more flexible information services
that more closely fit an individual user's needs. Our
investment in indexing uniquely positions us to deliver
on the promise of the Web."
Availability and Pricing
The Advance Laws service is available without
charge to current and future subscribers of NILS
INSource. After registering at
www.nils.com/advancelaws.htm, current subscribers can
begin using the new site immediately. For more
information about INSource and other NILS
services, contact a local CCH Business and Finance sales
representative (888 CCH REPS), call NILS at 800-423-5910
or visit the NILS website (www.nils.com).
NILS Publishing Company was founded in 1947 -- as the
National Insurance Law Service -- to deliver the
state-by-state compliance information that insurance
organizations need to comply and compete. INSource
Insurance was introduced in 1991, delivering the
information found in the National Insurance Law Service,
on CD-ROM. NILS Publishing Company is part of the
Business and Finance Group of CCH INCORPORATED.
EDITORS NOTE: For art or a complimentary editorial
review subscription to NILS Advance Laws
feature, contact: Mary Dale Walters at 847-267-2038 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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