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Welcome Letter from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
August 14, 2021
I am pleased to welcome you to Columbus for the 2021 National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Summer Meeting. For 150 years, the NAIC has been setting standards, providing oversight, and establishing best practices related to the insurance industry to protect consumers. In fact, the Ohio Department of Insurance works closely with the NAIC on a number of important issues.
Ohio is proud to again host such an important meeting of our country’s state and district insurance officials. At the event, the commissioners will address critical issues in the areas of consumer protection, industry oversight, technological innovation, and more. Since the last NAIC meeting in Ohio in 1992, our state has become the seventh largest U.S. insurance market and the 17th largest in the world by premium volume. The insurance industry creates thousands of new jobs annually in Ohio.
Through the years, something that has remained the same about the industry are the complexities of insurance and the effect it has on all aspects of society. The work of the NAIC and state-based insurance regulation is so important and appreciated.
I know you will have full work agendas during your stay in Columbus, but I hope you take time to experience at least a taste of what Ohio’s capital city has to offer.
Enjoy your visit, and I wish you a productive and fruitful meeting.
Very respectfully yours,
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.