National Association of Insurance Commissioners News

Regulator Takes Focus on Climate Change Preparedness

With a calm demeanor and in a somewhat scientific tone he doesn’t mind using while explaining his stance on something, Mike Kreidler stood by his decision to call out the insurance industry and the rest of the nation’s insurance commissioners …

Climate Change Report Slams Insurers for ‘Profound Lack of Preparedness’

A report on the insurance industry released Wednesday shows “a profound lack of preparedness in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities.” Insurance industry representatives immediately criticized the report as a negative take on the industry’s ability to adapt and not reflective of …

Mississippi Regulators Announce Online Search Tool for Rate Filings

The Mississippi Insurance Department announced that certain property/casualty rate and form filings are now available online for public review through a new search tool implemented by the department. The department said the new online search tool reflects an effort by …

North Dakota Commissioner to Serve on Financial Stability Oversight Council

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) appointed NAIC President and North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm to serve a two-year term as the state insurance commissioner representative on the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). The 15-member FSOC was created …

Lawsky: Regulators’ Stance on Life Insurers’ Captives Leaves Gaping Problem

New York’s financial-services regulator told fellow watchdogs they are failing to address a “gaping regulatory problem” that he said allows life insurers to artificially inflate reserves. There should be tighter rules governing captives, the subsidiaries that some insurers use to …

Conn. Gov.: When It Comes to Insurance Regulation, States Are Here to Stay

Speaking at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ International Insurance Forum, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told a crowd of U.S. and international regulators and insurance representatives that when it comes to insurance regulation, states are “here are stay” and …

Maine Insurance Bureau Announces New Online Auto, Homeowners Resources

Maine Governor Paul R. LePage and Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa recently announced that the Bureau of Insurance now offers new online resources for consumers who want to compare auto and homeowners insurance policies. Regulators said downloadable copies of policy forms …

Ohio’s Financial Responsibility Law in Effect; Will Higher Auto Insurance Rates Follow?

While Ohio has traditionally had some of the lowest auto insurance premium rates in the country, going forward some Ohioans may see their rates rising. That’s because an increase in the state’s minimum limit of coverage for financial responsibility went …

Texas No Longer No. 1 in High Home Insurance Rates

An industry group says Texas homeowners no longer are paying the highest insurance rates in the country, a distinction that now goes to Florida residents. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has released its annual report showing that while premiums …

Report Calls for Prior Approval for All States

Holding automobile insurance regulation in California as an example, the Consumer Federation of America issued a report on Tuesday showing that auto insurance expenditures in America rose by 43 percent on average over the past quarter century. The report holds …