NAMIC in the News

Self-Driving Cars Expected to Shake up Insurance Industry (The Detroit News, October 29, 2018)

Insurance Industry in Driver’s Seat as Federal Regulations on Self-Driving Cars Inch Forward (Insurance Business America, August 20, 2018)

Tariffs on Auto Parts Could Make Cars More Valuable to Thieves (CBS News Money Watch, August 2, 2018)

What to Do If Tariffs Make Car Insurance More Expensive (Poly Genius, July 19, 2018)

Unsung Heroes of The Insurance Industry (Carrier Management, July 13, 2018)

Insurers Back Global Regulation Provision in Newly-Passed Banking Reform Bill (Carrier Management, May 24, 2018)

Mutual Insurers Association Optimistic about Automated Vehicles but Caution Safety Must Be Top Focus (Collision Week, May 21, 2018)

NAMIC Urges Autonomous Driving System Developers to Focus on Safety, Data Sharing (Carrier Management, May 18, 2018)

Wildfires, insurance: Avoid the quick fix (Capitol Weekly, April 25, 2018)

Learn About Incentives Meant to Keep Your Home Safe From Storms (Fox 24 News Now, June 6, 2018)

Letter: Distracted driving proves dangerous and costly (Columbus Dispatch, April 16, 2018)

Nevada's Requirements Could Cost Drivers an Extra $540 Per Year(, April 12, 2018)

Why Improved Auto Technology Is Creating Underwriting Challenges (Carrier Management, March 29, 2018)

Picking through the 'dog’s breakfast' data of autonomous vehicles (Insurance Business Magazine, March 27, 2018)

Record natural disasters spur mitigation windfall in omnibus (E&E News, March 27, 2018)

Are Recommended Repair Shops Good for Consumers? 3 Key Questions (Nasdaq, March 23, 2018)

A Third of Nevada Drivers Could See Auto Insurance Rates Rise (Blogarama, March 14, 2018)

Auto Insurance Rates Headed Higher for Some Nevada Drivers (Body Shop Business, March 2018)

NAMIC CEO Chamness Sounds Off on Flood Insurance and Disaster Relief Reform (Carrier Management, March 4, 2018)

Legislature passes insurance bill amid warnings of higher costs for the elderly, poor (Juneau Empire, March 4)

Coalition enlists consumer testimony in support of AOB reform (Florida Politics, Feb. 27, 2018)

"NAMIC CEO Chamness Sees Big Potential With New Tax Reform Law" (Insurance Journal, Feb. 23, 2018)

"Disaster Recovery Reform on NAMIC Agenda" (Insurance Journal, Feb. 23, 2018)

"While P/C Insurers Stand to Gain From Trump Tax Cuts, Reaction Not All Rosy" (Carrier Management, Dec. 31, 2017)

"Congress faces a deluge in fixing flood insurance" (Nashville Public Radio, Dec. 15, 2017)

"Insurers with stockholders pay out less to Florida drivers, study says" (Insurance NewsNet, Dec. 1, 2017)

"NAMIC Convention Session Alerts Attendees to Spear Phisher's Activities" (Rough Notes, Nov. 30, 2017)

"Bipartisan Denham bill would incentivize effective disaster mitigation methods" (Ripon Advance, Nov. 28, 2017)

"Talks on IAIS Capital Standard to Highlight NAIC Fall Meeting" (AM Best via Comtex, Nov. 21, 2017)

"Lawmakers question federal insurance regulation" (Business Insurance, Oct. 24, 2017)

"National Flood Insurance Program Gains Extension Until Dec. 8; Reform Talks Continue" (Carrier Management, Sept. 11, 2017)

"Trade Groups Rally for Private Flood Insurance Legislation" (National Mortgage Professional, July 18, 2017)

"Is the US about to get more free trade with the EU?" (Washington Examiner, July 17, 2017)

"Trump Administration to Sign Insurance Regulation Pact with European Union" (Insurance Journal, July 17, 2017)

"White House Relents, Will Sign EU Covered Agreement" (A.M Best, July 14, 2017)

"Insurance Groups Concerned About New Plan to Have NAIC Panel Review Complex Models" (A.M Best, July 12, 2017)

"AIA: Illinois Lawmakers Fail to Move Significant Workers’ Comp Reform Legislation" (A.M Best, July 11, 2017)

"Insurance Antitrust Exemption: Why the Mccarran-Ferguson Act Remains a Political Issue" (Property Casualty 360, July 1, 2017)

"Nonprofits Poised for Bigger Role in Disaster Recovery" (Stateline, June 22, 2017)

"Insurance Groups Believe Consumer Federation Auto Racial Disparity Analysis Is Flawed" (Best News, June 22, 2017)

"House Committee Adds 5 More Bills to Its Flood Insurance Reform Package" (Insurance Journal, June 22, 2017)

"Sweeping Changes to Flood Insurance Program Approved by House Panel" (Bloomberg, June 22, 2017)

"Flooding, severe weather continue to slam Gulf Coast following Tropical Storm Cindy's landfall" (AccuWeather, June 22, 2017)

"Tropical Storm Cindy Has Made Landfall Along the Gulf Coast; Life-Threatening Flash Flooding Possible as Storm Moves Inland" (The Weather Channel, June 22, 2017)

"Utah Legislature may make adjustments to controversial new DUI law " (The Salt Lake Tribune, June 21, 2017)

"The Finance 202: The flood insurance game must go on" (Washington Post, June 15, 2017)

"NAIC Big Data Panel Takes Step Toward Helping States Review Complex Models" (BestWeek, June 14, 2017)

"Consumers paying for Florida legislature’s inaction on Assignment of Benefits (AOB) ‘scams’" (Florida Record, June 7, 2017)

"Insurance Groups Welcome Postponement of Liability Insurance Law Restatement" (Carrier Management; May 26, 2017)

"Update: Insurers Sound Alarm Over Liability Law Restatement; Vote Delayed" (Insurance Journal; May 22, 2017)

"Steiner awarded $1,000 scholarship..." (; May 22, 2017)

"Proposed NY Rule Would Prevent Auto Insurers From Using Education, Occupation as Rating Factors..." (; May 22, 2017)

"The Legislature stiffed the Florida Chamber of Commerce on one of its top priorities this year — abuse of assignment of benefits agreements ..." (Florida Politics; May 11, 2017)

"Florida Lawmakers Once Again Fail to Pass AOB Claims Reform" (Insurance Journal; May 11, 2017)

"Florida House Passes Assignment of Benefits Bill, but Legislation Faces Senate Obstacles" (AM Best; May 11, 2017)

"USTR Waiting on Lighthizer Before Judging Insurance Deal" (POLITICO; April 18, 2017)

"Businesses Oppose Texas Legislation to Mitigate Hailstorm Claims Litigation" (Best's Insurance News & Analysis; April 4, 2017)

"Politicians tell auto insurers how to price risk - prompts clash with commissioner" (Insurance Business; April 4, 2017)

"Industry to Watch Direction of Innovation Task Force, Address Big Data, Cybersecurity Drafts at NAIC Meeting" (Best's Insurance News & Analysis; April 4, 2017)

"Florida Bill Would Repeal $300 Million Insurance Salary Tax Credit" (Best's Insurance News & Analysis; April 4, 2017)

"Florida Bill Would Repeal $300 Million Insurance Salary Tax Credit" (AMBest via COMTEX; March 22, 2017)

"At NCOIL, State Lawmakers Look to Claw Back Power from NAIC" (Insurance Journal; March 6, 2017)

“Local insurance official working to fight cancer” (The Daily Nonpareil; Feb. 27, 2017)

“Drivers see higher premiums after not-at-fault crashes” (Associated Press, Feb. 27, 2017)

“AOB Abuse in Fla. Reaching Crisis Point” (Carrier Management; Feb. 24, 2017)

“Mutuality as Value Proposition for Millennials” (Carrier Management; Feb. 23, 2017)

“U.S. Mutual Carrier Growth: Hard and Soft Opportunities” (Carrier Management; Feb. 23, 2017)

“Insurers Find Fault With Report Over How Auto Insurers Treat No-Fault Accidents” (Insurance Journal, Feb. 14, 2017)

“Drivers see higher premiums after not-at-fault crashes” (Associated Press, Feb. 13, 2017)

"Florida’s AOB Abuse by the Numbers: ‘Alarming Trend’ Reaches Crisis Point" (Insurance Journal, Feb. 9, 2017)

“Insurers Can be Too Risky But Not Too Big: NAIC President” (Carrier Management; Jan. 22, 2017)

“U.S. and EU Reach Agreement on Insurance Regulation” (Insurance Journal; Jan. 13, 2017)

“Munich Re, Insurance Europe welcome U.S.-EU covered agreement” (Canadian Underwriter; Jan. 20, 2017)

"NAIC Brings on Former Penn. Commissioner Consedine as New CEO" (Carrier Management; December 12, 2016)

"The Kind of Car Insurer That Gives Consumers the Best Value" (New York Times; November 18, 2016)

"Black Swans" (Best's Review; published October 2016)

“Industry Balks as Treasury Adopts 2% Formula for Defining Auto Insurance Affordability” (Insurance Journal; published July 15, 2016)

“Proposed Capital Rules Would Reflect AIG, Prudential’s Insurance Identities” (Carrier Management; published June 5, 2016)

“Legislation Would Give States More Disaster Mitigation Funds” (Bloomberg/BNA; published May 11, 2016)

"NAMIC: Don’t let U.S. Insurers Become Collateral Damage in International Capital Standards" (Property Insurance Report; Published December 14, 2015)

"Are auto insurers putting the bottom line ahead of safety?" (WCVB-TV Boston; Published November 4, 2015)

"When Technology and Safety Collide" (AgWeb/Farm Journal; Published October 24, 2015)

"Comparing Mutual to Stock Insurers is Like Comparing Marathoners to Sprinters" (Insurance Journal; Published October 15, 2015)

"Here’s why drone insurance may be the industry’s downfall" (Fortune; Published September 17, 2015)

"Auto insurers accused of pushing cheap and sometimes dangerous repairs." (CNN/AC360; Published February 11, 2015)

"Gun-liability Laws Won't Help" (Providence RI Journal; Published February 23, 2013)

"‘Storm of Money’ Leaves False Impressions by Omitting Facts" (Charleston SC Post and Courier; Published July 5, 2012)

"The Coming Storm in Flood Insurance" (Miami FL Herald; Published May 24, 2012)

"Congress' Inaction puts Flood Coverage in Limbo" (Sioux Falls SD Argus-Leader; Published May 5, 2012)


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State Public Affairs Director