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NAIC Urges Congress to Protect U.S. Interests in International Insurance Negotiations

NAIC Vice President and Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak testified before Congress today on behalf of the NAIC. The hearing, held by the U.S. House Financial Services insurance subcommittee, focused on U.S. engagement on insurance issues with the European Union (EU).

Making $ense of Health Insurance After Retirement

You've calculated how much income you'll need in retirement and are making plans to enjoy your next chapter. But have you accurately considered how much you'll likely spend for post-retirement medical costs?

State Regulators Testify Before Congress

Several insurance regulators provided state perspectives during testimony before the U.S. Senate during The State of Health Insurance Markets hearing on Thursday. The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs heard from the following: Lieutenant Governor and Director of the Ohio Insurance Department Mary Taylor, Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart, Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and Wisconsin Deputy Insurance Commissioner J.P. Wieske.

NAIC Testifies Before Congress on Rising Health Insurance Costs

Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer, Jr. testified before Congress today on behalf of the NAIC. The hearing was held by the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and examined rising health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Redmer's testimony focused on the challenges facing state health insurance exchanges.

Changing American Households Create New Insurance Implications

Nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s have a parent age 65 or older and are either raising a young child or financially supporting an adult child. These baby boomers and members of Generation X are feeling the pressure of empty-nest reversal from boomerangs – adult children returning home to live – and live-in elders – seniors trading their current home for a loved one's spare bedroom.

John M. Huff, NAIC President and Missouri Insurance Director, participated in a panel discussion on emergency preparedness hosted by The Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The forum, Preparing For The Next Disaster: A Policy Discussion on Community Resilience examined the role of the federal, state and local government in pre-event mitigation. Other featured speakers included U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and U.S. Representative Blane Luetkemeyer.


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