NCOIL To Have Star-Studded Speakers At 2018 Spring Meeting


For Immediate Release
February 27, 2018
Contact: Paul Penna
(732) 201-4133

Georgia Governor Deal, Florida CFO Patronis Highlight Special Guests

Manasquan, NJ – NCOIL is proud to announce a star-studded list of speakers and presenters at the 2018 Spring Meeting in Atlanta, GA including Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, who will keynote the Welcome Breakfast; Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis, who will keynote the luncheon on Saturday; CCIIO Director and CMS Deputy Director Randy Pate who will participate in the Health General Session “Health Insurance Exchanges in the Trump Administration- Are Waivers the Solution?”; and FEMA Assistant Administrator for Federal Insurance David Maurstad will participate in the Joint State-Federal Relations and International Issues Committee “Discussion on the Status of the NFIP and State Flood Insurance Markets.”

“Tom and the team have done a fantastic job putting together a comprehensive agenda with top-tier speakers and presenters” said AR Sen. Jason Rapert, NCOIL President. “Our continued growth as an organization is in no small measure because of these speakers and agendas that are insightful,
educational and allow us to solve policy challenges.”

In addition, 5 Insurance Commissioners/Directors are registered to attend the Spring Meeting including SC Director and NAIC Vice-President Raymond Farmer; NC Commissioner Mike Causey; MS Commissioner Mike Chaney; GA Commissioner Ralph Hudgens; and NH Commissioner Roger Sevigny. There will be 11 Insurance Departments represented at the Spring Meeting. Registration for the Spring Meeting has already exceeded total registrants for last year’s Spring Meeting in New Orleans and there are more than 45 legislators from 24 states registered.

“We strive to continually listen to and learn from speakers that can help NCOIL legislators make informed public-policy decisions on a variety of insurance subject matters” said Commissioner Tom Considine, NCOIL CEO. “That, coupled with the timeliness with which NCOIL deals with policy
matters, has led to reinvigorated NCOIL meetings.”

The 2018 NCOIL Spring Meeting will be held at the Whitley in Buckhead, GA from March 2nd to March 4th. A full agenda can be viewed here – and registration is still open at


NCOIL is a legislative organization comprised principally of legislators serving on state insurance and financial institutions
committees around the nation. NCOIL writes Model Laws in insurance, works to both preserve the state jurisdiction over
insurance as established by the McCarran-Ferguson Act seventy years ago and to serve as an educational forum for public
policy makers and interested parties. Founded in 1969, NCOIL works to assert the prerogative of legislators in making
state policy when it comes to insurance and educate state legislators on current and perennial insurance issues.