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Issues and needed improvements in state regulation of the insurance business

United States. General Accounting Office

Issues and needed improvements in state regulation of the insurance business

report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by The Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Insurance -- State supervision -- United States -- States.,
  • State governments.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 275 p. ;
    Number of Pages275
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16385156M

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    As in prior programs, we will address up-to-the-minute, cutting edge regulatory issues affecting the insurance industry and consumers alike. The program will begin with a networking continental breakfast followed by a keynote address by New York State Superintendent of Financial Services, Maria T. Vullo. INSURANCE LAW PROFESSOR SKINNER SUMMER PART A – IN GENERAL R 1 GOVERNMENTAL REGULATION OF INSURANCE A. State Government Regulation: Purpose of Insurance Regulation. 1. Dictated by social, political and economic values within and without the insurance industry. Kimball "Insurance is a smallFile Size: KB.

    This book contains information about new insurance companies, attorneys’ financial planners, risk managers, college students, business owners, etc. In this book, the author gives details of the internal working of the insurance companies and the industry along with how it is sold. Under the McCarran-Ferguson Insurance Regulation Act (Mc-Carran Act),' insurance companies have enjoyed a broad statutory immunity from certain federal laws. Although the McCarran Act provides that no federal law shall impair any state law regulating the business of insurance unless the federal law itself specifically relates to.


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Issues and needed improvements in state regulation of the insurance business by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

State insurance departments; and State insurance department surveillance of the financial condition and trade practices of insurance companies. We also conducted a more detailed analysis of the regulatory issues surrounding automobile insurance, such as risk classification, unfair discrimination, price regulation, and insurance availability.

There are advantages for State regulation of insurance, but many insurance problems are national and there would be economies of scale in performing some functions centrally.

It was found that about half of the State insurance commissioners were previously employed by the industry and the same amount rejoined it after leaving office. Get this from a library. Issues and needed improvements in state regulation of the insurance business (executive summary): report to the Congress.

[United States. General Accounting Office.]. Improving State-Based Insurance Regulation 1. Provide Sufficient Resources and Authority—State legislatures should provide state insurance departments with the resources they need to attract and retain quality personnel, and to perform the department’s core functions at a high level.

State insurance regulatory systems are accessible and accountable to the public and sensitive to local social and economic conditions. State regulation has proven that it effectively protects consumers and ensures that promises made by insurers are kept.

Insurance regulation is structured around several key functions, including. An Overview of the Insurance Industry and Its Regulation. It also examines the current system for insurance regulation and recent state initiatives that are important in considering the need.

This article was first published in The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review - Edition 3 (published in April – editor Peter Rogan). state-level insurance regulation.

In response, inthe US Congress enacted the by the several States of the business of insurance File Size: KB. The Essential Protections provide a roadmap in four categories that every state can follow in improving homeowners insurance - Essential Protections When Buying Insurance, Essential Protections for Coverage, Essential Protections in the Claims Process, and Essential Protections for Disaster Victims.

A large office with multiple locations and a large client base might be worth times book value, a small book of business that's a one man shop might not even be worth times book value.

A guy I did some work with bought a book of business that was just under k in premiums and had a lousy captive contract with Allstate and was only. Because of the federal McCarran-Ferguson Act, most insurance regulation is left to the individual states, and is thus non-uniform. But there is still a common pattern to state regulation, explains Lencsis, due in large part to the activities of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and its own uniform by: 4.

State legislatures set broad policy for the regulation of insurance. They establish and oversee state insurance departments, regularly review and revise state insurance laws, and approve regulatory budgets.

State insurance departments emp regulatory personnel. Increases. Insurance Commissioners (Rejda, & "State insurance regulation:" ). Purpose of the Study The purpose of this study was to discuss in-depth the benefits and short-comings of both state and federal regulation of insurance from a property and casualty perspective.

Methods and ProceduresFile Size: KB. Overall, the landscape of state insurance regulations is becoming hazier as multiple states introduce legislation focused on different requirements for investment and financial advisers, such as fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest disclosures, best interest standards, and fee transparency.

To strengthen each state’s interaction within insurance regulation activities, Congress adopted the McCarran-Ferguson Act ingiving each state the right and responsibility to regulate the business of insurance. This separation allows each state to regulate outside the bounds of Federal jurisdiction unless federal law provides otherwise.

Your insurance policies need to address that shift as well as any additional types of coverage (such as Directors and Officers Insurance) required for these organizations in your state. For additional information on these business structures and their associated risks and benefits, take a look at this Business Guide from the Small Business.

State-imposed limits on the premiums that insurance companies can charge also cause serious problems for some insurance companies. Rate regulation has, in some cases, led to reduced availability of insurance, making it difficult for consumers to find coverage they want to purchase.

and requirements at both the federal and state levels, reflecting support for the state-based system of insurance regulation and a progressive regulatory view for new market entrants, paving the way for innovation.

The following are some of the key regulatory issues expected to impact the insurance File Size: KB. Read on to gain a general understanding of how insurance regulation seeks to protect consumers and promote fairness and the financial health of the insurance industry.

State vs. Federal Insurance Regulation and the McCarran-Ferguson Act. In the U.S., the states have been the primary regulators of the insurance industry. Business owners acting as insurance brokers or agents will face a number of legal issues, and those issues will be shaped largely by the relationship your business has with its clients.

Thus, as a business owner, it becomes your duty to be quite familiar with both how your company interacts with its clients and the law governing the state in. insurer that is chartered by a foreign country, but is licensed to operate in the state.

Admitted Assets. assets that an insurer can show on its statutory balance sheet in determining its financial position. Risk-Based Capital (RBC) -RBC depends on asset risk, underwriting risk, interest rate risk, and business risk. Insurance Information Institute William Street New York, NY Tel.

Fax. President – Robert P. Hartwig, Ph.D., CPCU – [email protected] Executive Vice President – Cary Schneider – [email protected] Senior Vice President – Public Affairs – Jeanne Salvatore – [email protected] Senior Vice President and Chief Economist – Steven N.

Weisbart, Ph.D.models of business and enterprise architecture need to arise; where integrating with newer technology solutions and effecting process improvements that leverage the capabilities of existing personnel and applications can become the norm.

There is a need for real process improvements in the insurance. Yet, I suspect that with some exceptions (price regulation, for example) a few voters could discuss their state’s insurance regulations.

Due to diverse state regulations, nationwide companies often have significant compliance costs which increase the price of insurance without providing any benefits provided by a federalist laboratory.