Robert Detlefsen, NAMIC's vice president of public policy, has written a briefing paper titled "Mandated 'Climate Risk' Disclosure: Turning Professional Activists Into Insurance Inspectors," for the Washington Legal Foundation on the recently adopted NAIC Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey.
"The survey instructions say that insurers are 'required' to submit the survey annually to the insurance department of the state in which they are domiciled," said Detlefsen. But he notes, "the NAIC has no authority to compel state insurance departments to administer the survey."
The purpose of the paper is to persuade individual commissioners to ignore the NAIC's command that they field the survey on a mandatory basis. "We're delighted to have this opportunity to collaborate with the Washington Legal Foundation, a respected and credible public policy organization, with whom we've worked on previous occasions," said Detlefsen.
The WLF is mailing hard copies of the paper to all 57 state and territorial insurance commissioners.
Direct questions to NAMIC Vice President of Public Policy Robert Detlefsen, Ph.D.
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Monday, August 17, 2009 1:46:54 PM.
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