Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee

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Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee

The mission of the Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee is to monitor all aspects of the market regulatory process for continuous improvement. This includes market analysis, regulatory interventions with companies and multi-jurisdictional collaboration. The Committee will also review and make recommendations regarding the underwriting and market practices of insurers and producers as those practices affect insurance consumers, including the availability and affordability of insurance. Ongoing Support of NAIC Programs, Products or Services

  1. The Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee will:

    1. Monitor the centralized collection and storage of market conduct data, national analysis and reporting at the NAIC, including issues regarding the public availability of data. Monitor and assess the current process for multi-jurisdictional market conduct activities and provide appropriate recommendations for enhancement, as necessary.
    2. Evaluate all data currently collected in the NAIC Market Information Systems (MIS) and considered confidential to determine what, if any, can be made more widely available.
    3. Oversee the activities of the Antifraud (D) Task Force.
    4. Oversee the activities of the Market Information Systems (D) Task Force.
    5. Oversee the activities of the Producer Licensing (D) Task Force.
    6. Monitor the underwriting and market practices of insurers and producers, as well as conditions of insurance marketplaces, including urban markets, to identify specific market conduct issues of importance and concern. Hold public hearings on these issues at the NAIC national meetings, as appropriate.
    7. In collaboration with other technical working groups, discuss and share best practices through public forums to address broad consumer concerns regarding personal insurance products.
    8. Coordinate with the International Insurance Relations (G) Committee to develop input and submit comments to the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and/or other related groups on issues regarding market regulation concepts.
    9. Coordinate with the Health Insurance and Managed Care (B) Committee to provide policy recommendations regarding uniform state enforcement of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA).
    10. Review the “Best Practices and Guidelines for Consumer Information Disclosures” (adopted October, 2012) and update as needed.
  2. The Market Actions (D) Working Group will:
    1. Facilitate interstate communication and coordinate collaborative state regulatory actions.
  3. The Market Analysis Procedures (D) Working Group will:
    1. Recommend changes to the market analysis framework based on results over the past five years, including the current set of Level 1 and Level 2 questions. Provide recommendations by the Fall National Meeting.
    2. Discuss other market data-collection issues and make recommendations, as necessary.
    3. Consider recommendations for new lines of business for the Market Conduct Annual Statement (MCAS). Provide recommendations by the Fall National Meeting.
  4. The Market Conduct Annual Statement Blanks (D) Working Group will:
    1. Review the MCAS data elements and the “Data Call and Definitions” for all lines of business collected in the MCAS and update them, as necessary, by June 1, 2019.
    2. Develop an MCAS blank to be used for the collection of data for additional lines of business, where appropriate, by June 1, 2019.


  1. The Market Conduct Examination Standards (D) Working Group will:

    1. Develop market conduct examination standards and uniform market conduct procedural guidance, as necessary.
    2. Monitor the adoption and revision of NAIC models and develop market conduct examination standards to correspond with adopted NAIC models by the Fall National Meeting.
    3. Develop updated standardized data requests for inclusion in the Market Regulation Handbook by the Fall National Meeting.
  2. The Market Regulation Certification (D) Working Group will:
    1. Develop a formal market regulation certification proposal for consideration by the NAIC membership that provides recommendations for the following: 1) certification standards; 2) a process for the state implementation of the standards; 3) a process to measure the states’ compliance with the standards; 4) a process for future revisions to the standards; and 5) assistance for jurisdictions to achieve certification.
  3. The Advisory Organization Examination Oversight (D) Working Group will:
    1. Revise the protocols, as necessary, for the examination of national or multistate advisory organizations (includes rating organizations and statistical agents) to be more comprehensive, efficient and possibly less frequent than the current system of single-state exams. Solicit input and collaboration from other interested and affected committees and task forces.
    2. Monitor the data reporting and data-collection processes of advisory organizations (including rating organizations and statistical agents) to determine if they are implementing appropriate measures to ensure data quality. Report the results of this ongoing charge as needed.
    3. Actively assist with and coordinate multistate examinations of advisory organizations (including rating organizations and statistical agents).
  4. The Privacy Protections (D) Working Group will:
    1. Review state insurance privacy protections regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of information gathered in connection with insurance transactions and make recommended changes, as needed, to certain NAIC models, such as the NAIC Insurance Information and Privacy Protection Model Act (#670) and the Privacy of Consumer Financial and Health Information Model Regulation (#672) by the 2020 Summer National Meeting.


Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee

2019 Summer National Meeting
New York
Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee
Monday, August 05, 2019
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM ET

Gramercy - 2nd Level

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