New Online Service Assists Maryland Towing Companies with Insurance Company Notification Requirements

  New Online Service Assists Maryland Towing Companies with Insurance Company
  Notification Requirements

          Mobile version expedites notification process in the field

Business Wire

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- November 06, 2012

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) has launched a new online
service to assist Maryland towing companies with notifying automobile
insurance companies after towing a vehicle from a parking lot. The new service
is available on the state’s official website at http://www.maryland.gov and on
the MVA website at http://www.mva.maryland.gov under Business Services. MVA
has established the registry with the Insurance Industry as a result of Senate
Bill 401 enacted by the 2012 Maryland General Assembly. The law requires a
person who tows a vehicle from a parking lot to notify the owner, any secured
party, and the insurer of record by certified mail within three days after
removing the vehicle.

The MVA Insurance Contact Registry Search provides towing companies with easy
access to up-to-date contact information for automobile insurance companies
free of charge. Contact information can be searched by entering the automobile
insurance company’s name or the North American Industrial Classification
(NAIC) Code. To better assist towing companies in the field, the mobile
friendly Insurance Contact Registry can be accessed on any tablet or
smartphone device and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

"The Insurance Contact Registry was developedfor the Maryland Motor Vehicle
Administration by NIC Inc. without requiring additional state funds under a
self-funded eGovernment services contract with the State Department of
Information Technology (DoIT)," said DoIT Secretary and Chief Information
Officer Elliot Schlanger. "This is another great example of how
Maryland'sconstituents are better served under the creative and
cost-effective self-funding eGov model, as well as the partnership between NIC
and the State."

Additional online services offered by the Maryland MVA include the driver and
vehicle records suite of services. Businesses, including towing and insurance
companies may search driver and vehicle history records. Vehicle history
record searches provide title, registration, and lien information for
authorized entities under the Federal Driver Privacy Protection Act.

About NIC

NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official state
government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions.
The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase
efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the
country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal,
state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is
available at http://www.egov.com.

Contact:

NIC Maryland
Janet Grard, 410-990-1090
jgrard@egov.com
 
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