Special (EX) Committee on Race and Insurance

2021 Membership

2020 Adopted Charges

1.  The Special (EX) Committee on Race and Insurance will: 

A. Conduct research and analyze the level of diversity and inclusion within the insurance sector.

B. Engage with a broad group of stakeholders on issues related to race, diversity and inclusion in, and access to, the insurance sector and insurance products.

C. Examine and determine which current practices or barriers exist in the insurance sector that potentially disadvantage people of color and/or historically underrepresented groups.

D. Make recommendations to the Executive (EX) Committee and membership by year-end regarding steps: 1) both state insurance regulators and the insurance industry can take to increase diversity and inclusion within the sector; 2) that should be taken to address practices that potentially disadvantage people of color and/or historically underrepresented groups; and 3) to ensure ongoing engagement of the NAIC on these issues through charges to its committees, task forces and working groups.

NAIC Support Staff: Andrew J. Beal/Michael F. Consedine

 

Workstreams

Workstream One:
Research / analyze level of diversity and inclusion within the insurance industry. Make recommendations on action steps.

Co-Chairs: Superintendent Eric Cioppa (ME) and Executive Deputy Superintendent of Insurance My Chi To (NY)

Members:

  1. Superintendent Cioppa (ME) Co-Chair
  2. Executive Deputy Supt. My Chi To (NY) Co-Chair
  3. Commissioner Ridling (AL)
  4. Commissioner Lara (CA)
  5. Commissioner Mais (CT)
  6. Director Cameron (ID)
  7. Director Severinghaus (IL)
  8. Commissioner Robertson (IN)
  9. Commissioner Donelon (LA)
  10. Director Lindley-Myers (MO)
  11. Commissioner Causey (NC)
  12. Superintendent Dwyer (RI)
  13. Director Deiter (SD)
  14. Commissioner Pike (UT)
  15. Commissioner Dodrill (WV)
  16. Commissioner Rude (WY)

NAIC Staff Support: Chara Bradstreet

 

Workstream Two:
Research / analyze level of diversity and inclusion within the NAIC and state insurance regulator community.  Make recommendations on action steps.

Co-Chairs: Commissioner Sharon Clark (KY) and Commissioner Stolfi (OR)

Members

  1. Commissioner Clark (KY) Co-Chair
  2. Commissioner Stolfi (OR) Co-Chair
  3. Commissioner Ridling (AL)
  4. Director Wing-Heier (AK)
  5. Director Cameron (ID)
  6. Director Severinghaus (IL)
  7. Commissioner Schmidt (KS)
  8. Commissioner Donelon (LA)
  9. Commissioner Chaney (MS)
  10. Director Lindley-Myers (MO)
  11. Director Dunning (NE)
  12. Commissioner Caride (NJ)
  13. Commissioner Richardson (NV)
  14. Director French (OH)
  15. Commissioner White (VA)
  16. Commissioner Kreidler (WA)
  17. Commissioner Rude (WY)

NAIC Staff Support: Holly Weatherford / Olivea Myers / Kay Noonan

 

Workstream Three:
Examine and determine which practices or barriers exist in the insurance sector that potentially disadvantage people of color and/or historically underrepresented groups in the Property and Casualty line of business. Make recommendations on action steps.*

Co-Chairs: Commissioner Vicki Schmidt (KS) and Commissioner Andrew Mais (CT)

Members: 

  1. Commissioner Schmidt (KS) Co-Chair
  2. Commissioner Mais (CT) Co-Chair
  3. Director Wing-Heier (AK)
  4. Director Daniels (AZ)
  5. Commissioner Woods (DC)
  6. Commissioner King (GA)
  7. Commissioner Hayashida (HI)
  8. Commissioner Ommen (IA)
  9. Commissioner Robertson (IN)
  10. Commissioner Anderson (MA)
  11. Commissioner Birrane (MD)
  12. Director Fox (MI)
  13. Commissioner Arnold (MN)
  14. Commissioner Altman (PA)
  15. Director Farmer (SC)
  16. Chief Deputy Commissioner Slape (TX)
  17. Commissioner White (VA)
  18. Commissioner Kreidler (WA)
  19. Commissioner Dodrill (WV)

NAIC Staff Support: Aaron Brandenburg

 

Workstream Four:
Examine and determine which practices or barriers exist in the insurance sector that potentially disadvantage people of color and/or historically underrepresented groups in the Life Insurance and Annuities lines of business. Make recommendations on action steps.*

Co-Chairs: Commissioner Marlene Caride (NJ) and Commissioner Mark Afable (WI)

Members:

  1. Commissioner Caride (NJ) Co-Chair
  2. Commissioner Afable (WI) Co-Chair
  3. Director Daniels (AZ)
  4. Commissioner Altmaier (FL)
  5. Commissioner King (GA)
  6. Commissioner Ommen (IA)
  7. Superintendent Cioppa (ME)
  8. Commissioner Birrane (MD)
  9. Director Fox (MI)
  10. Commissioner Arnold (MN)
  11. Director Dunning (NE)
  12. Executive Deputy Supt. My Chi To (NY)
  13. Director French (OH)
  14. Director Farmer (SC)
  15. Chief Deputy Commissioner Slape (TX)

NAIC Staff Support: Jennifer Cook

 

Workstream Five:
Examine and determine which practices or barriers exist in the insurance sector that potentially disadvantage people of color and/or historically underrepresented groups in the Health Insurance line of business.  Make recommendations on action steps.*

Co-Chairs: Commissioner Jessica Altman (PA) and Commissioner Ricardo Lara (CA)

Members:

  1. Commissioner Altman (PA) Co-Chair
  2. Commissioner Lara (CA) Co-Chair
  3. Commissioner Conway (CO)
  4. Commissioner Mais (CT)
  5. Commissioner Woods (DC)
  6. Commissioner King (GA)
  7. Commissioner Hayashida (HI)
  8. Commissioner Robertson (IN)
  9. Commissioner Clark (KY)
  10. Director Fox (MI)
  11. Commissioner Arnold (MN)
  12. Commissioner Stolfi (OR)
  13. Chief Deputy Commissioner Slape (TX)
  14. Commissioner Pike (UT)
  15. Commissioner Kreidler (WA)
  16. Commissioner Dodrill (WV)

NAIC Staff Support: Brian Webb / Jolie Matthews

* Note: For Workstreams Three – Five, there may be a coordination issue with existing NAIC groups, i.e., Big Data (EX) WG, Artificial Intelligence (EX) WG, Innovation and Technology (EX) TF, Casualty Actuarial and Statistical (C) TF, Accelerated Underwriting (A) WG, etc.

Special (EX) Committee on Race and Insurance

2021 Spring National Meeting
Special (EX) Committee on Race and Insurance
Monday, April 12, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT

The Special (EX) Committee on Race and Insurance has released the 2021 proposed charges for a 30-day public comment period 

Interested Parties are invited to submit preliminary written comments the Special Committee should consider related to the charges.  Please respond with your comments to Kay Noonan (knoonan@naic.org) by close of business Friday, April 9, 2021

Comments will be discussed during the April 12 meeting of the Special Committee during the virtual Spring National Meeting. If you wish to present oral comments at that meeting please advise so we can schedule appropriately.  We recognize this is a short timeframe and anticipate additional discussion and comments after the April 12 meeting.

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Workstream One:
Chara Bradstreet

Workstream Two:
Holly Weatherford
Olivea Myers
Kay Noonan

Workstream Three:
Aaron Brandenburg

Workstream Four:
Jennifer Cook

Workstream Five
Brian Webb
Jolie Matthews

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