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NAIC Releases Strategic Plan — State Ahead
Plan outlines technological investments to meet changing regulatory needs

WASHINGTON (Feb. 7, 2018) —The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today announced the release of State Ahead, the organization's strategic plan. State Ahead highlights specific investments the NAIC will be making the next three years to support state insurance regulation.

"State Ahead provides the roadmap for the NAIC and state insurance regulators in our rapidly changing environment to put the states in a leadership role on key issues, position the organization ahead of the curve in developing areas, and to provide the organization and its members with the tools, talent and technology needed to effectively regulate in this dynamic landscape," said Julie Mix McPeak, NAIC President and Tennessee Commissioner of Commerce and Insurance.

State Ahead is organized into three core themes: 1) Safe, Solvent and Stable Markets; 2) Consumer Protection and Education; and 3) Superior Member Services and Resources. The themes are supported by goals and objectives outlined in the plan. In addition, the document includes a summary of planned and anticipated financial investments.

"The plan capitalizes on an opportunity to provide a credible state vision for the evolution of our regulatory support tools," said NAIC CEO Michael F. Consedine. "In the next three years, we are going to build an enduring and robust regulatory framework that accounts for the transformation of the markets our members regulate."

"Technology and consumer expectations are shaping how insurance companies operate, and regulation must keep pace with this change," said Andy Beal, NAIC Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer. "This plan makes sure we are keeping up with the member support services our state insurance departments need in the face of this change."

The plan is available on NAIC.org.

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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