State Regulators Meet with Congress

More than 40 members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) are in Washington this week to discuss insurance issues with members of Congress. Topics discussed included health reform, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthorization, financial regulatory reform and abuses by air ambulance companies.

Before meeting their congressional delegations, the regulators met with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Senator Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) and Senator Mike Crapo (Idaho). Justin Clark, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Doug Hoelscher, Assistant Director for the Office of Governmental Affairs for the White House, also heard from the regulators.

The nation's chief state insurance regulators and senior staff gathered this week for the 2017 All Commissioner DC Fly-In. NAIC members spent two days meeting with their congressional representatives highlighting the NAIC's legislative agenda, discussing the impact of federal policies in the states and briefing lawmakers on international regulatory developments in insurance.