NAIC News

Could More State Commissioners Require Climate Disclosure?

Max Messervy took a decidedly positive tack when pried again and again to reveal any negative reaction to a report he puts together every so often. Messervy, the insurance program manager at sustainability leadership advocate Ceres, is one of the …

More Insurers Disclosing Climate Change Risks, Report Shows

Insurers in the U.S. are increasingly willing to disclose their risk management practices related to climate change, and that in part may be attributable to last year’s global accord in Paris and shifting attitudes in the business world on the …

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Elected as NAIC Representative to URAC

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has elected Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. to serve on the board of the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC). Redmer will replace Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin from North Carolina as the NAIC …

Pennsylvania Helps High School Students Better Understand Auto Insurance

Pennsylvania education secretary Pedro Rivera and Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller are focusing on helping high school students better understand car insurance. An interactive lesson titled “Insurance 101” was recently debuted for educators and students at Central Dauphin East High School …

NAIC Dignitaries Remember Former California Commissioner Kinder

On a recent morning at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners meeting in San Diego, Calif., a group of people with impressive credentials gathered to pay tribute a man they held in high regard. Wesley J. Kinder was a California …

What University of Washington’s Climate Risk and Insurance Summit Has in Common with Paris

It may not be a climate change summit for the ages like last year’s Paris meeting in which world leaders hashed out a historic agreement to reduce carbon emissions, but it does have two things in common with the 2015 United …

Maryland Commissioner Redmer Elected Chair of NAIC Northeast Zone

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Northeast Zone has elected Maryland Insurance Commissioner, Al Redmer, Jr., as its new chair. Redmer succeeds Susan L. Donegan, the outgoing commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR), who served as …

Climate Change Easy Bet to Be Hot Topic at Insurance Regulators’ Meeting

Mark down the Climate Change and Global Warming Working Group as the odds-on favorite committee to produce the most interesting chatter during the National Association of Insurance Commissioners meeting next week in The Big Easy. Climate change buzz has continued …

Tennessee Insurance Commissioner McPeak Elected as VP of NAIC

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak was elected as vice president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the nation’s insurance regulatory support organization. McPeak was elected vice president after a Feb. 7 special …

California Commissioner Explains Call for Insurer Divestment from Coal

One can say California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has a beef with coal. Jones made a bold move on Jan. 25 when he asked all insurance companies doing business in California to voluntarily divest from their investments in thermal coal …