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NAMIC Announces State Advocacy Resources

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 28, 2005)—The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) has set its team of State Affairs Managers (SAM) for the coming legislative season.

Five regional SAMs are in place and will address legislation to be introduced in the 44 state legislatures holding sessions in 2006.

“NAMIC member companies have established an aggressive advocacy agenda for 2006 and our staff is well placed to provide representation before state legislatures and insurance regulators,” said Senior Director of State Advocacy Neil Alldredge, who added that NAMIC will continue its practice of collaboration with state insurance trade associations. The five SAMs will report to Alldredge.

The NAMIC Board of Directors has designated rate modernization, protection of underwriting freedoms and opposition to the mandatory implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley-type standards to non-public insurance companies as the association’s top state advocacy goals for the coming year.

Based near Boston, Northeast Region State Affairs Manager Paul Tetrault, J.D., ARM, AIM, will advocate on behalf of NAMIC member companies writing in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Denver-based West Region State Affairs Manager Christian Rataj, J.D., is responsible for the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

From Indianapolis, Southeast Region Senior State Affairs Manager David Reddick, Ph.D., covers the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Also from Indianapolis, Central Region State Affairs Manager Tami Stanton advocates for members in Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and the District of Columbia.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, North Central Region State Affairs Manager Joe Thesing is responsible for NAMIC’s advocacy in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Contact information for NAMIC’s SAMs is:

A color-coded map depicting the regions can be viewed at NAMIC Online.

For further information, contact
Rick Nelson, APR
(317) 875-5250 Tel
(317) 879-8408 Fax

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2005 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Monday, November 28, 2005 2:17:50 PM.

317.875.5250 - Indianapolis  |  202.628.1558 - Washington, D.C.

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