Commissioner Sandy Praeger served as president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in 2008. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, the NAIC is a voluntary organization of the chief insurance regulatory officials of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.
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The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is dedicated to assisting state insurance regulators in protecting consumers and helping maintain the financial stability of the insurance industry by offering financial, actuarial, legal, computer, research, market conduct, and economic expertise.
Health Reform: NAIC Offers Full Support
Testifying on behalf of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger offered Congress the assistance of state insurance regulators in crafting legislation to address health insurance access and affordability.
"State insurance regulators believe it is important to ensure that affordable, sufficient health coverage is available to small business owners, their employees and individuals," said Praeger, who is also NAIC immediate past president and chair of the NAIC Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee. "The NAIC offers its full support in developing federal legislation that will reach this goal—a goal that can only be attained through federal-state coordination." (Read news release from NAIC website)
NAIC: Making informed choices more important than ever
Before acting hastily, consumers need to know the facts. This page contains NAIC information designed specifically to address the concerns of AIG consumers.
NAIC: AIG Insurers Able to Pay Claims
In the wake of news that the non-insurance parent company of American International Group (AIG) is facing a financial crisis, state insurance regulators quickly mobilized to ensure that policyholders of the insurance subsidiaries remained protected. This oversight will continue as AIG operates under the credit facility offered by the Federal Reserve.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has established a working group to oversee AIG insurance interests in this financial situation and to coordinate with federal regulators as needed. New York State Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo is chair of the working group and Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Joel Ario will serve as vice-chair. (Read news release, from NAIC website)
Optional Federal Charter (OFC) Bills
Proposed federal legislation to establish an Office of National Insurance in the Treasury Department, headed by a Commissioner of National Insurance.
- Federal Bill Unnecessary (Op-ed by Commissioner Praeger)
- Praeger's response to AIA support of the bills
- S.40 - Senate bill (from Thomas.gov, official website of the Library of Congress)
- H.R.3200 - House bill (from Thomas.gov, official website of the Library of Congress)
Long-Term Care TV/Radio Ads
Video and radio ads produced by the NAIC featuring Commissioner Praeger.
- TV - 30 sec (22Mb, avi)
- TV - 60 sec (42Mb, avi)
- Radio - 30 sec (636Kb, mp3)
- Radio - 60 sec (1.3Mb, mp3)