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Texas Deputy Insurance Commissioner Receives Robert Dineen Award from NAIC

Texas Department of Insurance Chief Deputy Commissioner Doug Slape is a recipient of this year’s Robert Dineen Award, the highest honor for a state regulator bestowed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Slape was honored with the Robert Dineen …

NAIC Report Outlines Ways to Address Climate-Related Risks

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners released the report calling out measures to adapt to and deal with the risks posted by climate change. The report, Adapting to Emerging Risks: The State-Based Regulatory System is Focused on Climate and Resiliency, …

Top 20 Cyber Insurers in U.S. Including Loss Ratios: NAIC

The cyber insurance market in the U.S. grew to roughly $4.1 billion in direct written premiums in 2020, an increase of 29.1% from the prior year, reports the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). According to the NAIC’s 2020 Cyber …

In Its Quest for Diversity, Insurance Industry Finds One Size Does Not Fit All

In the wake of massive protests last year focused on racial equity and social justice, insurers are among the many industries confronting the need to incorporate more diversity into their hiring and business practices. There are many different ideas in …

U.S. Financial Services Leaders Support Principles for Low-Carbon Transition

U.S. financial services leaders have stated their support in principle for a U.S. transition to a low-carbon economy. The support comes following the release of the Principles for a U.S. Transition to a Sustainable Low-Carbon Economy by the U.S. Climate …

Q&A With David Altmaier, President, National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Florida’s insurance regulator has a busy year ahead, and it won’t just include overseeing his own state’s insurance market, one of the most dynamic and complicated insurance markets in the world. Rather, for the next year, Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier …

Climate, AI, Privacy, Racial Bias Among State Insurance Regulators’ 2021 Priorities

The country’s insurance regulators are vowing to prioritize the monitoring of the use of consumer and non-consumer data by companies, the use of artificial intelligence, and the availability and affordability of insurance products for racial minorities. They say they will …

Insurers’ $158 Billion CLO Bet Is Putting the Industry at Risk

They’ve been billed as a solution to the rock-bottom interest rates weighing down the returns of America’s asset managers. Collateralized loan obligations — which package and sell leveraged loans into chunks of varying risk and return — promise safety and …

What State Insurance Regulators Have Asked of P/C Insurers to Address Coronavirus

As state insurance regulators monitor and respond to the coronavirus impact on insurance, property/casualty insurers are calling on them to coordinate their requests for data and ease up on some requirements. David A. Sampson, president and CEO of the American …

Southeast Insurance Regulators Issue Industry Guidance for Coronavirus Outbreak

Insurance departments across the Southeast are notifying industry representatives of updated procedures and expectations in response to the coronavirus outbreak, while also acknowledging the potential for a serious impact on state insurance operations, agents and policyholders. In some cases, regulators …