The Nationwide Council of Insurance coverage Legislators (NCOIL) held its 2022 Annual Nationwide Assembly from Nov. 16-19 in New Orleans. On the assembly – the third and ultimate nationwide assembly of the 12 months – NCOIL set an attendance file of 393 members, together with 68 legislators from 28 states, 9 first-time legislators, 9 insurance coverage commissioners and 17 insurance coverage departments represented.
Through the assembly, NCOIL adopted 4 new mannequin legal guidelines and re-adopted six current fashions. The group’s coverage committees additionally heard displays and held discussions in regards to the points at the moment impacting the insurance coverage trade.
“In my ultimate assembly as NCOIL president, I used to be proud to see a lot of the work of the previous 12 months come to fruition,” stated California Assemblyman Ken Cooley, who ended his time period as NCOIL president on the conclusion of the assembly. “This has really been a full-circle second in my profession, as I attended my first NCOIL assembly in 1989 once I was chief counsel to the California Meeting Finance and Insurance coverage Committee. It was a terrific honor to have led the group throughout this vital time.”
“I’m thrilled with how the group completed the 12 months,” stated Tom Considine, CEO of NCOIL. “Attendance at our conferences in 2022 was very sturdy, and to complete the 12 months with an attendance record-setting assembly is a testomony to how arduous everybody has labored. From a substantive perspective, the assembly was extraordinarily profitable when it comes to the mannequin legal guidelines adopted. Every of these fashions represents sound insurance coverage public coverage and you will note them launched throughout the nation beginning in January.”
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The assembly additionally featured the number of a brand new slate of NCOIL officers for subsequent 12 months. Arkansas Rep. Deborah Ferguson was elected president, whereas Texas Re. Tom Oliverson was elected vp. New York ASsemblywoman Pamela Hunter will function treasurer, whereas Minnesota Sen. Paul Utke was named secretary.
“After serving nearly 10 years within the Arkansas Legislature and spending a lot of these years concerned with NCOIL, I sit up for working with my fellow officers to proceed to advance the group,” Ferguson stated. “The attendance in New Orleans is an indicator of the place the group is heading, and I sit up for doing my half to strengthen and spotlight the optimistic affect the group has had on insurance coverage public coverage as a complete.”