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Jan. 22, 2020

Journal of Insurance Regulation 2020 Call For Proposals

You are invited to submit a research proposal to the Journal of Insurance Regulation (JIR) related to a key initiative of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) – Climate/Natural Catastrophe Risk and Resiliency. Insurance regulators face various challenges in this domain including: the magnitude of losses creating affordability/availability issues in previous insurable lines of business; growing industry exposure while percentage of costs covered by insurance simultaneously shrinks; increasing global engagement in the insurance sector on climate-related risks; flood events revealing low-levels of flood insurance coverage and potentially illustrating the need for a growing private market; consumer underinsurance issues; and an increased need for incentives aimed at household and community risk reduction action and more broad-based resilience efforts. Authors of selected research proposals will have the opportunity to present at a Center for Insurance Policy and Research session during the NAIC Fall Annual meeting in Indianapolis, IN, November 14-17, 2020.

Proposals should:

  • Be three to five pages in length
  • Summarize the purpose of the project, applied research questions of interest, and expected analysis or methodology
  • Include information on relevance to insurance regulation and how the knowledge generated may be potentially put into policy-related action

The deadline for submission is May 29, 2020. Selections will be made by July 17, 2020. A draft paper is due by October 16, 2020.

Authors are encouraged to submit papers to the JIR for consideration. These papers will undergo an expedited review process.

Article submission guidelines and recent articles are available for review on the JIR’s website. We encourage authors to review this information before submitting an article to the JIR. The JIR is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes discussion papers and empirical works that focus on major regulatory and public policy issues related to insurance.

If you have questions, contact the editors at

Cassandra Cole and Kathleen McCullough
Co-editors, Journal of Insurance Regulation

About the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

As part of our state-based system of insurance regulation in the United States, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) provides expertise, data, and analysis for insurance commissioners to effectively regulate the industry and protect consumers. The U.S. standard-setting organization is governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews, and coordinate regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally.