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NAIC Releases 2015 Insurance Department Resources Report — Volume One
Contains key statistics on state insurance department resources and regulatory activities

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 8, 2016) — The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today released the first volume of the 29th edition of the Insurance Department Resources Report (IDRR) to help state insurance departments assess their resources in comparison to other states. The report details how state insurance departments manage available resources to effectively regulate an increasingly complex and competitive industry.

The first volume of the IDRR contains information by state on the number of departmental staff and their functions, annual budgets, revenue flows, the number of insurers and insurance producers and the number of consumer complaints and inquires. The second volume, which will be released in August, will primarily include information on premium volume by type and by state.

Developed primarily through an extensive survey of the NAIC member states, Volume One of the IDRR is organized into five sections: Staffing; Budget and Funding; Examination and Oversight; Insurance Producers; and Consumer Services and Antifraud.

An overview of the findings in Volume One includes:

  • California reported the largest 2017 budget, which is $56.2 million greater than the second-largest 2017 budget (New York).
  • Total taxes collected increased by 4.7 percent.
  • There were 5,926 domestic U.S. insurers in 2015.
  • State insurance departments received nearly 300,000 official complaints and 1.9 million inquiries.

As well as being a key assessment tool for state insurance departments, the IDRR is a helpful reference for state legislators, other financial regulators and public policymakers. 

About the NAIC

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer review, and coordinate their regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally. NAIC members, together with the central resources of the NAIC, form the national system of state-based insurance regulation in the U.S. For more information, visit www.naic.org.

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