Message from the General Manager
Dear InforME Subscribers:
I do hope you enjoy this issue of the spring 2005 Subscriber Newsletter. We’ve included subscriber tips, service updates, and new service offerings that may bring benefit to your business or household. Now that spring is finally here, the Maine.gov photos have been updated and they are beautiful. Celebrate spring by visiting Maine.gov today: http://www.maine.gov.
As an InforME subscriber, you should know that you are in good company. More and more businesses and professionals throughout the state are choosing eGovernment as the primary way to interact with their government. The InforME subscriber count has doubled in size since 2002, and with nearly 300 eGovernment business and citizen services available through Maine.gov, the number of website visitors has increased by more than 700% since 2001 (1 million to 7.5 million page hits per month!).
We realize how much you’ve come to count on the ease and convenience of eGovernment service delivery. That is why customer service is at the heart of what we do. By focusing on results of transaction usage, portal web logs, online service adoption and your feedback, and making adjustments accordingly, it is our goal to continue delivering solutions that meet your eGovernment needs.
If there is a eGovernment service that you’d like to see made available, or if you are not satisfied with the service you are being provided, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Annual Reports Online – eChecks
You can now file your annual report with the Maine Secretary of State and pay by eCheck. eCheck is an electronic funds transfer that automatically debits your checking account for the amount of your filing fee.
Insurance Verification Service
On January 1, 2005 a new law designed to address the problem of uninsured motorists went into effect. The law requires insurers to report the cancellation or termination of mandatory liability insurance coverage on vehicles registered in Maine. The law also requires the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) to issue a notice to the owners of those vehicles—indicating that their registration will be suspended if they do not provide evidence that new insurance coverage has been obtained. Registrations will then be suspended if evidence of insurance is not provided within 30 days of the date BMV was notified by the insurance company. The notice to vehicle owners will explain that proof of insurance can be submitted online at http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/poi or by mail, fax or in person at a BMV branch office. More details on the Insurance Verification Service are available at http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/poi.
Maine Crash Reporting – New Features!
The Maine State Police, Department of Public Safety, and InforME are pleased to announce new features to Maine Crash Report service.
- Crash Reporting Bulk Service: Receive the entire state of Maine crash report database on a monthly basis. You may select any or all years from 2001- 2004.
To obtain the Crash Report Bulk Data complete the request form.
- Crash Tracker: Receive automatic notification when a crash has been entered into the crash report database. No need to continually check to see if the vehicle accident you were waiting for is in the system.
Professional Licensing - Upgrade
The Department of Professional and Financial Regulation is in the process of upgrading all of its online professional license renewals to a more pleasing and easy to navigate online renewal service. The first phase is now complete and includes 15 licensing boards with 37 different license types. Renew your professional license online at: http://www.informe.org/cgi-bin/olr/renew
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