Conference Call
Operational Efficiencies (EX) Subgroup 
Thursday, June 29, 2017
1:00 – 2:00 pm CT



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Operational Efficiencies (EX) Subgroup


2017 Charges

  1. The Operational Efficiencies (EX) Subgroup will:
    1. Oversee the implementation and ongoing maintenance/enhancement of speed to market operational efficiencies that have been adopted. Report the results of this ongoing charge at each national meeting.
    2. Maintain the speed to market assessment tool that includes a nationwide summary and individual state summaries of speed to market compliance; report at each national meeting.
    3. Facilitate proposed changes to the Product Coding Matrices (PCMs) on an annual basis, including the review, approval and notification of changes. Monitor, assist with and report on state implementation of any PCM changes.
    4. Facilitate proposed changes to the Uniform Transmittal Document (UTD) on an annual basis, including the review, approval and notification of changes. Collaborate with the SERFF Advisory Board to ensure incorporation of UTD changes in SERFF.
    5. Use SERFF data to develop, refine, implement, collect and distribute common filing metrics that provide a tool to measure the success of the speed to market modernization efforts, with an emphasis on data that monitors state regulatory and insurer responsibilities for speed to market for insurance products; ensure full and complete communication of any change in filing requirements.
    6. Facilitate the review and revision of the Product Filing Review Handbook, which contains an overview of all of the operational efficiency tools and describes best practices for industry filers and state reviewers with regard to the rate and form filing and review process.
    7. Provide oversight in evaluating product filing efficiency issues for state insurance regulators and the industry.
      1. Continue work on the development of uniform rate and form terminology for dispositions, filing objections, filing statuses and deemer provisions designed to further advance speed to market for rate and form filing and review.
      2. Serve as a forum to gather information from the states and the industry regarding common filing issues and develop recommendations for resolution.
      3. Serve as a forum for discussing tools to assist the states in meeting regulatory needs.

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