Media Releases


NAMIC Urges Action on House Legislation as National Flood Insurance Program is Extended for One Month

November 21, 2019 "Once again Congress has kicked the can down the road when it comes to the National Flood Insurance Program, and once again flood insurers and their policyholders are left to wonder if the program will be allowed to lapse just weeks from now because... Read more

Statement by Jimi Grande of NAMIC RE: Senate Banking Committee Approves TRIA Extension Legislation

November 20, 2019 "NAMIC commends the leadership and bipartisanship of the Senate Banking Committee for taking up and passing S. 2877, critical legislation that will reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, thereby... Read more

NAMIC Hails House Passage of TRIA Reauthorization

November 18, 2019 Legislation to protect the country's national economic security from terrorism took an important step forward today with passage by the House of Representatives, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies said. Read more

NAMIC Supports U.S. Efforts to Improve Insurance Capital Standards as Agreement Enters Monitoring Period

November 18, 2019 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is encouraged by the effort of the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, collectively... Read more

NAMIC: Delaying Risk Rating 2.0 Leaves Americans Vulnerable to Floods

November 8, 2019 The Federal Emergency Management Agency will leave millions of homeowners at greater risk of flooding with a decision to delay implementation of the Risk Rating 2.0 plan for the National... Read more

NAMIC Hails Committee Vote to Extend TRIA Program

October 30, 2019 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies welcomed today’s vote by members of the House Financial Services Committee today to extend the Terrorism... Read more

NAMIC Hails Heck-Budd Bill to Protect State Insurance Regulation

September 27, 2019 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies applauded the introduction of legislation to protect state-based insurance regulation from being undermined by international regulatory standard-setting bodies. The International Insurance... Read more

NAMIC Members Up The Ante On Industry Scholarship Campaign

September 25, 2019 National Harbor, Md. (Sept. 26, 2019) - The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies launched a new scholarship fundraising campaign to support students seeking undergraduate degrees in the insurance and risk management fields to... Read more

NAMIC President/CEO Announces Retirement

September 25, 2019 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies announced today that Charles M. Chamness, NAMIC’s president and chief executive officer, is stepping down as CEO of the association in the fall of 2020 and will serve in an advisory role during... Read more

NAMIC Introduces New Chairman at 124th Annual Convention

September 24, 2019 NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – (Sept. 25, 2019) The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies welcomed its new chairman – Randall K. Druvenga, president of First Maxfield Mutual Insurance Association – today during the annual meeting of members at... Read more

Beatty, Budd Named NAMIC’s Federal Legislators of the Year

September 23, 2019 National Harbor, MD (Sept. 24, 2019) The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies today recognized Reps. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, and Ted Budd, R-N.C., as the association's federal legislators of the year. Read more

NAMIC State Legislator of the Year

September 23, 2019 National Harbor, Maryland (Sept. 24, 2019) – The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies announced today that state Sens. Doug Broxson, R-Fla., and Rick Wilborn, R-Kan., have been named the association’s... Read more

NEW Market Analysis Validates Strength of Mutual Insurance Companies

September 23, 2019 National Harbor, MD (Sept. 23, 2019) The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and Aon today released the second edition of its annual market performance analysis adding further evidence to support the overall strength and stability of... Read more

NAMIC Honors Smith With Chairman’s Award, Salutes Service to Insurance Industry

September 23, 2019 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies presented its Chairman’s Award to John Smith, president and CEO of Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company, at the association’s 124th Annual Convention today in National Harbor, Maryland. Read more

NAMIC Calls on Congress to Immediately Pass Bipartisan House NFIP Bill

September 9, 2019 With lawmakers again on Capitol Hill, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies today urged immediate passage of bipartisan House legislation that would bring financial stability to flood insurance policyholders in the United States. Read more

NAMIC, BuildStrong Coalition Host Disaster Mitigation Forum With U.S. Chamber, FEMA

July 23, 2019 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies and the BuildStrong Coalition today hosted the first in a series of regional disaster forums in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.... Read more

NAMIC Opposes Senate Legislation Aimed at Reforming Flood Program

July 18, 2019 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies today expressed strong opposition to legislation unveiled in the Senate designed to reauthorize and make changes to the National Flood Insurance Program. The legislation, the National Flood... Read more

NAMIC Presents 6th Annual Award in Innovation

June 26, 2019 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies today presented the Award in Innovation at its 2019 Management Conference in Asheville, N.C., to... Read more

NAMIC: Bipartisan NFIP Reform Bill an Important Step in Protecting Americans From Flood Loss

June 12, 2019 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies applauded the House Financial Services Committee and its leadership for today’s passage of bipartisan legislation to extend the National... Read more

NAMIC Calls for Long-Term Stability in National Flood Insurance Program

May 30, 2019 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies expressed disappointment today that Congress could pass only a two-week extension of the National Flood Insurance Program with just days before the start of the 2019 hurricane season and urged... Read more

NAMIC: No Excuse for NFIP Lapse as Hurricane Season Begins

May 30, 2019 After a failure by Congress to pass a short-term extension, the National Flood Insurance Program is set to lapse as of midnight May 31, just in time for the start of the hurricane season. As a result, the NFIP, and the Americans who depend on it, will... Read more

NAMIC Calls on Senate to Act on NFIP Extension

May 14, 2019 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies today commended House leaders for passing legislation to extend the authorization of... Read more

NAMIC Responds to Florida Passage of Assignment of Benefits Reform

April 24, 2019 “It’s been seven years of hard work, but today’s passage of assignment of benefits reform legislation in Florida is a major victory for consumers. We are thrilled to see Florida legislators put policyholders first, something that as mutual... Read more

NAMIC Applauds NFIP Risk Rating 2.0

March 19, 2019 Statement by Jimi Grande Senior Vice President, Government Affairs National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies RE: National Flood Insurance Program’s Risk Rating 2.0 Modernization “The Risk Rating 2.0 plan would at long last do something... Read more

NAMIC: Banning Credit Data in Auto Insurance Underwriting Would Hurt Consumers

March 15, 2019 Legislation to ban the use of credit information in underwriting auto insurance would only hurt consumers, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies said today. The Prevent Discrimination in Auto Insurance Act, introduced in the House, is... Read more

NAMIC Comments on Government Employee Furlough

January 25, 2019 “NAMIC is supportive of the nation’s federal employees during this time of strife caused by the furlough and as such sees insurance department bulletins that encourage leniency and customer communication as commonsense approaches to... Read more

Washington: NFIP Joint Trades Statement

January 10, 2019 WASHINGTON (December 26, 2018)—The American Insurance Association, Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America,... Read more

NAMIC Says Disaster Mitigation Efforts Shouldn’t End With Hurricane Season

November 29, 2018 As the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season comes to an end, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is urging policymakers at all levels of government to continue focusing on disaster policy and... Read more

J.D. Power Pulse Survey Says Consumers Not on Board With Rush to Market Automated Vehicles

October 8, 2018 While auto manufacturers, technology companies, and government entities race to develop and deploy automated vehicles, a new pulse survey from J.D. Power and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies reveals it may be time to pump the... Read more

Historic Disaster Mitigation Reforms to Become Law

October 3, 2018 Federal disaster policy took a historic step toward proactive loss prevention with the passage of reforms long championed by the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies in the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization... Read more

NAMIC Hails Passage of Historic Disaster Mitigation Reforms

September 26, 2018 America’s communities will be equipped with new tools to protect themselves from natural disasters thanks to a set of historic provisions included in the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization passed by the House today, according to the... Read more

NAMIC Introduces New Chairman at 123rd Annual Convention

September 25, 2018 SAN ANTONIO – (Sept. 26, 2018) The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies welcomed its new chairman – Henry R. Gibbel, president and CEO of Lititz Mutual Insurance Company – today... Read more

NAMIC Chairman to Shave Head and Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

September 21, 2018 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies will host a St. Baldrick's Foundation signature head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness for lifesaving childhood cancer research on... Read more

NAMIC Addresses Insurance Talent Gap Crisis by Inviting St. Mary’s University Students to Annual Convention

September 20, 2018 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies will welcome eight students and two of their faculty advisors from St. Mary’s University, Texas, Finance and Risk Management Program to attend its Annual Convention in San Antonio on Monday, Sept. 24. Read more

Re: House Passage of Short-Term Extension for National Flood Insurance Program

July 25, 2018 It is good news that the House voted to keep the NFIP going, but Americans who face the devasting peril of flooding should be able to hold Congress to a higher standard than simply avoiding... Read more

NAMIC Urges Senate to Act as House Passes International Insurance Standards Act in Financial Regulatory Reform Bill

July 18, 2018 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is urging the Senate to act on legislation to protect domestic, state-based insurance regulation from being undermined by international standard-setting bodies after it was passed for the second... Read more

NAMIC Hails House Passage of International Insurance Standards Act

July 10, 2018 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies hailed today’s passage by the House of Representatives of legislation to protect domestic, state-based insurance regulation from being undermined by international standard-setting bodies. Read more

NAMIC Presents 5th Annual Award in Innovation

June 27, 2018 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies presented the Award in Innovation on June 27 at its 2018 Management Conference in Coronado, Calif. Mutual of Enumclaw, Enumclaw, Wash., was named the recipient of this year's award, the second... Read more

NAMIC Hits the Airwaves with New Podcast

May 29, 2018 With the launch of its new podcast, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is officially on the air with news, information, and interviews focused exclusively on the property/casualty insurance industry. Insurance Uncovered is the first... Read more

House Subcommittee Hears Testimony on Automated Vehicles, Insurance from Two Members of NAMIC’s AV Council

May 23, 2018 Two representatives of the mutual property/casualty insurance industry voiced support for the continued development of automated vehicle technology today on Capitol Hill and stressed the importance of insurers in helping shape that development. Ryan ... Read more

NAMIC Welcomes Passage of Insurance Provision in Financial Regulatory Reform Package

May 22, 2018 Financial regulatory reform legislation passed by the House of Representatives today includes a provision providing guidance to federal officials on international insurance standard-setting discussions and encourages greater collaboration and ... Read more

NAMIC Urges Senate to Pass Historic Disaster Mitigation Reforms in House FAA Bill

April 27, 2018 Legislation passed by the House today to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration also includes provisions to better enable states and local governments to protect their communities from natural disaster. Those provisions, says the National... Read more

NAMIC Calls for Protecting U.S. Insurance Regulatory System in Financial Reform Bill

March 20, 2018 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is urging Congress to include vital protections for the U.S. insurance regulatory framework in financial services regulatory reform legislation currently awaiting action in the House. In a letter ... Read more

NAMIC Responds to Florida Assignment of Benefits Legislation

February 6, 2018 "SB 1168 will have little, if any, positive effect on assignment of benefits abuse in Florida. While NAMIC members are not against the use of AOBs per se, we are against allowing anyone other than... Read more

California: NAMIC Participates in CDI Meeting on Proposed Private Passenger Auto Data Call

February 1, 2018 NAMIC attended the California Department of Insurance's industry meeting on its proposed Private Passenger Auto Vehicle Record data call. The CDI has requested insurer feedback on the draft data call... Read more

Media Statement | Michigan House Vote on No-Fault Reform Legislation

November 3, 2017 "NAMIC is disappointed that the House hasn't voted for substantial reform for the broken no-fault system. We laud the speaker and Insurance Committee Chairwoman Lana Theis for their efforts, and we call for... Read more

Media Statement | Treasury Report on Insurance

October 27, 2017 “The Treasury’s report undertakes the enormous task of evaluating the regulatory framework for the asset management and insurance industries and assessing whether it... Read more

NAMIC Welcomes FIO Reform Legislation

September 28, 2017 "The Federal Insurance Office Reform Act", introduced by Reps. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., and Denny Heck, D-Wash., would refocus the FIO on its mission to be a resource for federal policymakers and to help coordinate the U.S. message on... Read more

NAMIC Names Duffy, Heck Federal Legislators of the Year

September 27, 2017 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies awarded Reps. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., and Denny Heck, D-Wash., as the... Read more

New Chairman Takes the Leadership Reins at NAMIC Annual Convention

September 27, 2017 DENVER - (September 27, 2017) The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies announced its new chairman today during the closing session of the organization's 122nd Annual Convention. Paul Ehlert, president and CEO of... Read more

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