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NAIC Reacts to Health Executive Order

Statement from Ted Nickel, NAIC President and Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner

The NAIC and its members have long-supported the goals of giving consumers broad access to quality, affordable healthcare.  We recognize the intention of today's Executive Order is to meet those objectives.  With respect to short-term duration plans, we welcome and support returning to state regulators authority and market oversight of these products.  The NAIC has long expressed concerns with expanding AHPs in a manner that reduces consumer protections or solvency requirements that promote safe and sound markets.  We also have concerns about the impact of such a proposal on already fragile markets.  We look forward to working with the Administration and DOL in their rule making process to help address these concerns.  Finally, we continue to urge the Administration to take steps in the near term to stabilize the individual market.  

About the NAIC

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. For more information, visit www.naic.org.

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