IIPRC ELECTS 2014 OFFICERS
Commission adopts 2014 budget, two new
D.C. (Dec. 16, 2013) -- The Interstate Insurance Product
Regulation Commission (IIPRC) held its Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
on December 14. The Commission elected New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner
Roger A. Sevigny as Chair; Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael F.
Consedine as Vice Chair; and Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner Joseph G.
Murphy as Treasurer. The Management Committee for the coming year also
includes Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio,
Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
"I am looking forward to building on the accomplishments of this past
year, which included welcoming Arkansas and Montana to the Compact,
implementing our first group product line, and achieving record levels in
terms of filing companies and product filings," said Sevigny. "I
am also very pleased that our collective and collaborative efforts were
recognized when the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) recommended in its
recent report that the Interstate Compact should serve as the vehicle for full
implementation and modernization of the product approval process. I am
committed to working with my fellow states to achieve this goal as we
address barriers to the remaining states joining the Compact and develop
uniform standards across the remaining product lines."
"I am a strong believer in the mission of the IIPRC as a state-based
solution for addressing uniformity and speed-to-market approval of products
by leveraging our shared expertise and mutual interest in protecting
consumers," said Consedine. "As Vice Chair of the Commission, I
will continue to emphasize increased industry utilization of the Compact
and encourage active participation by our members, legislators, consumers
and industry in fulfilling our mission."
"I am honored to serve as Treasurer during this time of positive
financial and operational growth of this organization," said Murphy.
"I look forward to working with my fellow officers and member states
to outreach to companies on the benefits of using the IIPRC filing process
and to gather feedback for continuous improvements in our processes and
At its Annual Meeting, the Commission adopted its 2014 budget as well as
two new uniform standards. The Commission reported that its self-generated
revenues continue to exceed its budget and that, for the first time in its
operational history, it will not need to utilize its available line of
credit from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). In
addition, the Commission announced the hiring of Becky McElduff as
Assistant Director of Product Operations and Anne Marie Narcini as
About the Commission
Currently, 43 jurisdictions have joined the Interstate
Insurance Product Regulation Commission (IIPRC). Compacting members are
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
IIPRC enables state insurance regulators to develop uniform national
standards for asset protection insurance products, such as life insurance,
annuities, disability income and long-term care insurance. The IIPRC
establishes a central filing point for these insurance products, enhancing
the speed and efficiency of regulatory decisions and allowing companies to
compete more effectively in the modern financial marketplace, while
continuing to provide protection for consumers.
more information, visit www.insurancecompact.org.