Sen. Nelson Appointment as NAIC CEO

Statement of Charles M. Chamness
President & CEO
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

RE: Sen. Nelson Appointment as NAIC CEO

"As a state insurance regulator, governor, and U.S. senator, Ben Nelson has shown that he understands the role and value of free enterprise unburdened by excessive and unnecessary regulation and red tape. And as the recipient of two Benjamin Franklin Public Policy Awards from NAMIC, he also has earned our respect as a fair-minded leader capable of reaching his own conclusions based on what is best for all stakeholders.

"We look forward to working with Senator Nelson to not only improve the opportunities for more competitive insurance markets resulting in more consumer choices and lower costs, but also to initiate much-needed reforms within the NAIC that lead to greater transparency and accountability in its work."

Contact: Lisa Floreancig
Public Affairs Director - State & Policy Affairs