The 2019 Spring National Meeting kicks off a busy year for the participants of the NAIC Consumer Representatives program.
On Friday, consumer representatives in attendance in Orlando, convened for an orientation meeting where NAIC officers, lettered committee chairs introduced them to the NAIC’s priorities and process. They then met with the National Insurance Producer Registry’s (NIPR) Board of Directors and NAIC Consumer Board of Trustees, Friday evening.
Following the packed weekend National Meeting schedule, Consumer Representatives then attended a meeting of the NAIC Consumer Liaison Committee, Monday morning, chaired by D.C. Insurance Commissioner Stephen C. Taylor. Their agenda included presentations and discussions about underinsurance, short-term health plans, challenges from trends in automotive repair, the use of criminal background checks in underwriting, and preventative health issues.
Established in 1992, the Consumer Liaison Program’s mission is to assist the NAIC in its efforts to support state insurance regulation by providing consumer views on insurance regulatory issues.
This year’s team of consumer representatives consists of 20 funded and 14 unfunded members who’s terms began Jan. 1. Seventeen of the funded consumer representatives return this year as veterans of the program. Each appointed representative has demonstrated to the NAIC, their commitment and experience as insurance consumer advocates.
Information about the Consumer Participation program and the Consumer Liaison Committee can be found at: https://consumers.naic.org