Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger is the newly-elected president-elect of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), according to a department release. She was elected during the NAIC Winter National Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 10. Alabama Commissioner Walter Bell was elected president
“I am honored to be elected to serve in this leadership role by my colleagues from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. We will all continue to work together in our roles as state regulators to oversee the insurance industry in our respective states and protect the rights of those we all serve: the insurance consumer,” said Commissioner Praeger.
In addition to serving on the NAIC’s Executive Committee, Praeger currently holds several positions with the NAIC. She is chair of the Long-Term Care (B) Working Group and the Information Systems (H) Task Force, vice chair of the Life and Health Actuarial Task Force, and serves on the Life Insurance and Annuities (A) and the Health Insurance and Managed Care (B) Committees, as well as the NAIC/Consumer Liaison Committee and the NAIC/Industry Liaison Committee.
Praeger previously served three terms in the Kansas Senate and one term in the Kansas House of Representatives. She also has served as mayor of Lawrence, Kan. and was a member of the Lawrence City Commission.
Source: Kansas Department of Insurance
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