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Speed to Market (D) Working Group

2024 Membership

The mission of the Speed to Market (D) Working Group is to 1) serve as the NAIC focal point for modernization of the insurance product filing and review processes; 2) monitor the development and implementation of speed to market efficiencies and the System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing (SERFF); and 3) provide support to the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission (IIPRC) for initiatives that require uniformity and policy changes within the states, where necessary.

2024 Adopted Charges

The Speed to Market (D) Working Group will:

  1. Consider proposed System for Electronic Rates & Forms Filing (SERFF) features or functionality presented to the Working Group by the Product Steering Committee (PSC). Review periodic reports from the PSC, as needed.
  2. Provide feedback and recommendations concerning the SERFF modernization when requested by the Executive (EX) Committee and any group assigned oversight of the SERFF modernization by the Executive (EX) Committee.
  3. Discuss and oversee the implementation and ongoing maintenance/enhancement of speed to market operational efficiencies related to product filing needs, efficiencies, and effective consumer protection. This includes the following activities:
    1. Provide a forum to gather information from the states and the industry regarding tools, policies, and resolutions to assist with common filing issues. Provide oversight in evaluating product filing efficiency issues for state insurance regulators and the industry, particularly regarding uniformity.
    2. Use SERFF data to develop, refine, implement, collect, and distribute common filing metrics that provide a tool to measure the success of the speed to market modernization efforts, as measured by nationwide and individual state speed to market compliance, with an emphasis on monitoring state regulatory and insurer responsibilities for speed to market for insurance products.
    3. Facilitate proposed changes to the product coding matrices (PCMs) and the uniform transmittal document (UTD) on an annual basis, including the review, approval, and notification of changes. Monitor, assist with, and report on state implementation of any PCM changes.
    4. Facilitate the review and revision of the Product Filing Review Handbook, which contains an overview of all the operational efficiency tools and describes best practices for industry filers and state reviewers regarding the rate and form filing and review process. Develop and implement a communication plan to inform the states about the Product Filing Review Handbook.
  4. Provide direction to NAIC staff regarding SERFF functionality, implementation, development, and enhancements. Receive periodic reports from NAIC staff, as needed.
  5. Conduct the following activities, as desired, by the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission (Compact):
    1. Provide support to the Compact as the speed-to-market vehicle for asset-based insurance products, encouraging the states’ participation in, and the industry’s usage of, the Compact.
    2. Receive periodic reports from the Compact, as needed.
Speed to Market (D) Working Group

Public Conference Call
Thursday, February 22, 2024
12:00 PM ET, 11:00 AM CT, 10:00 AM MT, 9:00 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

To be determined.


Speed to Market (D) Working Group

Public Conference Call
Friday, November 17, 2023
11:00 AM ET, 10:00 AM CT, 9:00 AM MT, 8:00 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

In lieu of meeting at the Fall National Meeting


Speed to Market (D) Working Group

Public Conference Call
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
2:00 PM ET, 1:00 PM CT, 12:00 PM MT, 11:00 AM PT
Expected Length of Call: 1 hr
Webex Link

In lieu of meeting at Summer National Meeting


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Contacts

Media Inquiries
(816) 783-8909
news@naic.org


Working Group Contacts:

Randy Helder
Assistant Director Market Regulation
816.783.8261

Monique Rojas
Market Regulation Specialist II
816.783.8942

SERFF Contacts:

Renee Brownfield
Senior Manager I - Application Support 
816.783.8305

Alex Rogers
Manager I - Implementation
816.783.8470

IIPRC (Compact)

Susan Ezalarab
Regulatory Coordinator Consultant
202.471-3962
 

 

Please see the current Committee List for a complete list of committee members.