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AIG's Greenberg Supports Optional Federal Charter
In remarks at a joint industry forum in New York, AIG Chairman and CEO Maurice Greenberg said he has been advocating for an optional federal...
PIA Lauds Rep. Kelly's Call for OCC to Justify Its Preemption Rules
WASHINGTON, January 23, 2004 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) today lauded Rep. Sue Kelly (R-New York) for demanding ...
PIA Article on National Standards Published in the National Underwriter
A major article outlining PIA's position on national standards by PIA Senior Vice President Patricia A. Borowski appears in this week's editions of the ...
Rep. Kelly Seeks Delay on OCC Preemption Rules, OCC Says No
At a hearing she called on January 28, Rep. Sue Kelly (R-New York) urged the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to delay...
Members of House Financial Services Committee Ask OCC to Postpone Preemption Rule
On February 11, the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee and 22 other Democrats on the panel sent a letter to Comptroller of...
Optional Federal Charter Unlikely This Year, Rep. Baker Says
It is unlikely that the House Financial Services Committee will consider optional federal charters for insurance companies this year, according to a senior ...
Realtors Ask OCC for Regulation Barring Banks, Threaten Congressional Opposition
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has asked the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to adopt a regulation to prevent federally chartered...
OCC Tells National Banks: Don't Stonewall Complaints From States
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has issued an advisory letter that says banks and their operating subsidiaries should act quickly to...
Some Commissioners Want NAIFA to Reconsider Its New Policy on Optional Federal Charters
A group of state insurance commissioners wants the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisers (NAIFA) to reconsider a policy it adopted in ...
House Financial Services Committee Criticizes OCC Preemption
On February 25, the House Financial Services Committee passed a budget resolution that contained language critical of new preemption rules issued by the Office ...
Former NAIC President Criticizes State Regulatory System
Former NAIC President Bill McCartney lashed out at the state regulatory system for insurance in the latest issue of a magazine published by the Council...
File-and-Use Law Signed in South Dakota
On March 2, 2004 South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds (R) signed SB 37, a bill that allows property/casualty insurers to file and use rates without...
OCC Launches Counterattack Against Critics
Since the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued rules on February 12 preempting state consumer protection laws for national banks and ...
PIA Applauds Oxley-Baker Approach to Insurance Regulation
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2004 - The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) today lauded the outline of a proposal on comprehensive insurance ...
NAIC Interstate Compact Advances in States
State insurance regulators are delivering on a promise to both consumers and the industry to further enhance the way insurers do business throughout the ...
Compact Comes Before State Legislatures
During 2003, the NAIC, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) approved the ...
2004 NAIC Initiatives and Activities
The next two years are critical to the future of state-based insurance regulation. We are keenly aware that reform is needed and that the...
State Banking Group Blasts OCC Preemptions
Regulations issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) that took effect February 12 threaten to undermine states' authority to regulate ...
Rep. Sue Kelly Blasts Hawke, Asks GAO to Investigate OCC
House Financial Services Committee Vice Chairman Sue Kelly (R-New York) sent a letter to the General Accounting Office April 1 asking for an investigation of...
PIA Regulatory Affairs Committee Actions on National Standards
The Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC) of the PIA National Board of Directors met on March 27, 2004 in Arlington, Virginia. Don Flanders of New Hampshire...
NAIC Tells House Panel it Shares the Same Regulatory Modernization Goals
In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, NAIC President Ernst Csiszar said state ...
PIA Thanks Baker, Says Plan Mirrors Much of PIA's Approach to Regulation
PIA National sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises Richard Baker ...
Objective: Real Results, Not Purely Motions
In mid-March, Representative Mike Oxley (R-Ohio), chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, came to the NAIC and outlined his ...
Senate Resolutions Introduced to Overturn OCC Preemptions
Senator John Edwards (D-North Carolina) has introduced two resolutions of disapproval that, if passed by the Senate and approved in the House, would invalidate ...
NCOIL's Market Conduct Model Clears Another Hurdle
As reported previously, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) adopted a market conduct model bill at its meeting on February 27, 2004, after ...
More Bills Introduced to Overturn OCC Preemption Rules
On April 28, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Illinois) introduced two bills (H.R. 4236 and H.R. 4237) that would overturn preemption rules issued by the Office...
Former NAIC President Defends State Regulation
Iowa Insurance Commissioner and former NAIC President Terri Vaughan said an optional federal charter would not work for the insurance industry in the same ...
OCC Counsel "Surprised" By Negative Reaction to Preemption Rules
The chief counsel for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said she was surprised by negative reaction to the agency's preemption rules. The...
NAIC Cites Recent A.M. Best Study As Evidence State-Based Regulation is Working
A recently published study by the A.M. Best Company, entitled Best's Insolvency Study: Property/Casualty U.S. Insurers 1969-2002, provides further evidence ...
Oklahoma Passes Insurance Rating Bill
The Oklahoma Legislature has approved an insurance reform bill that institutes a file-and-use system for all lines of insurance except workers compensation. ...