National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies News

NAMIC Hires Paolino as State Affairs Director for Northeast Region

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) hired Cate Paolino as director of state affairs for the Northeast region. Paolino is based in Foxboro, Massachusetts, and will represent NAMIC member company interests in New England, New Jersey, and New …

It’s Time for Congress to Prepare for Hurricane Season

As thousands of Americans work to prepare their homes and businesses for the start of hurricane season on June 1, why isn’t Congress taking steps to get its own house in order? Members of Congress can’t stop hurricanes or other …

Insurers Warn Against Encroachment on State Regulation

Insurance companies are calling for Congress to ensure state-based insurance regulation remains protected from federal or international “regulatory encroachment.” “Congress must now increase its oversight regarding the unprecedented federal and international intrusion into state insurance regulation,” Kurt Bock, CEO of …

Mutual Insurers Group Names Minnesota’s Sen. Metzen Legislator of Year

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies has presented its State Legislator of the Year Award to Minnesota state Sen. James Metzen. NAMIC said it honored Metzen for his support of free-market principles and taking strong positions to improve the …

Western National’s Henderson Assumes NAMIC Chairmanship

Stuart Henderson, president and CEO of Western National Insurance Group in Edina, Minn., assumed the chairmanship of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) at its annual meeting of members today with a message about why he thinks insurers …

NAMIC Honors 5 P/C Executives with Service Awards

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies recognized five individuals today for their service to the property/casualty insurance industry. Receiving the NAMIC Service Award at the association’s 119th Annual Convention in National Harbor, Md., were Jack Armstrong, Liberty Mutual Insurance …

Insurer Group Opposes Lower Named Storm Maximum Deductible in Louisiana

A proposal in the Louisiana Legislature to reduce the maximum deductible on named storms and require winds in excess of 125 miles per hour before the deductible could be applied would likely result in higher insurance costs for consumers if …

NAMIC Frets Over Workers’ Comp Bills in Hawaii

There are several workers’ compensation-related bills moving through Hawaii state legislature that one trade group is watching closely. The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is keeping its eye on three workers’ comp-related bills the group worries can impact costs …

NJM, Everett Cash Mutual Join NAMIC’s ‘Century Club’

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) announced that two Northeast-based member companies, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company and Everett Cash Mutual Insurance Company, will be joining NAMIC’s “Century Club” in recognition of their 100th anniversary. New Jersey Manufacturers …

Coalition Pushing for New National Framework for Disasters

A coalition of national interests has introduced a framework intended to shape how the nation responds to natural disasters, or as one advocate of the framework described it, change the way governments and communities operate so they can “prespond to …