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Oct. 20, 2020

Journal of Insurance Regulation 2021 Call for Papers

You are invited to submit a research paper to the Journal of Insurance Regulation (JIR) related to a key initiative of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) – Race and Insurance. Current events have brought to light the racial inequities that exist across the United States. A special committee of insurance regulators has been charged to more closely examine this issue and JIR invites papers on the following topics:

  • Access to insurance products by minorities and historically underrepresented groups
  • Current practices and/or barriers that impact access of minorities and historically underrepresented groups to insurance products
  • Evaluation of the degree of diversity and inclusion in the insurance sector and/or industry efforts to address this
  • Any other topic related to race and insurance

Papers can be discussion pieces or empirical in nature but must focus on major regulatory and public policy issues. Authors are encouraged to review the article submission guidelines and recent articles on the JIR’s website before submission. Submissions are requested by March 1, 2021 and will undergo an expedited blind peer-review process.

To view additional details related to the NAIC’s Special Committee on Race and Insurance, visit the Committee’s page. The JIR also welcomes articles on any of the other Key Initiatives of the NAIC.

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.