For Immediate Release
July 20, 2018
Contact: Paul Penna
NCOIL CONCLUDES SUCCESSFUL 2018 NCOIL SUMMER MEETING IN SALT LAKE
Morrish Elected as Vice President, Models and Resolution Discussed and Adopted
Manasquan, NJ – NCOIL concluded a successful 2018 Summer Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, which included the passage of a Model Towing Act.
“NCOIL continues to be the only organization comprised and run by legislators that drafts insurance and financial service model legislation for the states’ to consider” said AR Senator Jason Rapert, NCOIL President. “As we saw at the Summer Meeting, there are many issues that require the attention of insurance state legislators and we are working diligently to accomplish that.”
As previously reported, the NCOIL Nominating Committee met to consider applications for the vacant Vice- President position and elected LA Sen. Dan “Blade” Morrish.
The meeting included 277 attendees, 51 legislators, 5 Commissioners – UT. Cmsr. Kiser, Idaho Director Cameron, MS Cmsr. Chaney, HI Cmsr. Ito and MO Csmr. Lindley-Myers and 14 Insurance Departments represented. All policy committees met to discuss timely issues.
“I am pleased with the continued growth and energy at the NCOIL Summer Meeting” said Commissioner Tom Considine, NCOIL CEO. “At this meeting, we selected a new Vice President, readopted many models and adopted a Consumer Protection Model Towing Act that represents a comprise among all the stakeholders.”
In addition, there were 3 General Sessions: Innovation General Session – Navigating the Future of Autonomous Vehicles: A Tech and Insurance Update; Health General Session – Breaking Down Silos: Innovative Solutions to Address the Opioid Epidemic; and Property & Casualty General Session – Arrive Alive: Legislative and Industry Trends to Stop Distracted Driving; and 2 Fundamentals of Insurance trainings by the Institutes Griffith Foundation to train new legislators about insurance public policy.
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes spoke at the Keynote Luncheon and the body saw a video message from Utah Governor Gary Herbert.
The NCOIL Property and Casualty Insurance Committee adopted the Consumer Protection Model Towing Act, sponsored by Rep. Matt Lehman (IN), NCOIL Treasurer, and re-adopted the following model laws for 5 years, per NCOIL bylaws – Model Act Regarding Auto Airbag Fraud; Model State Uniform Building Code; Model Act Regarding Disclosure of Rental Vehicle Damage Waivers; Model Anti-Runners Fraud Bill; Property/Casualty Insurance Modernization Act; and Property/Casualty Insurance Domestic Violence Model Act.
The State Flood Disaster Mitigation and Relief Model Act was re-adopted until the December meeting in Oklahoma City in order to consider proposed amendments that would promote the private flood insurance market.
The NCOIL Financial Services Committee adopted a Resolution in Support of The Small Business Audit Correction Act of 2018, sponsored by Sen. Jason Rapert (AR), NCOIL President.
The NCOIL Health, Long-Term Care & Health Retirement Issues Committee continued discussion of the licensure and regulation of PBMs with the goal of having a model ready for action in December. The NCOIL Workers’ Compensation Committee re-adopted the following model laws for 5 years per NCOIL bylaws – Model Act on Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Volunteer Firefighters; Construction Industry Workers’ Compensation Coverage Act; and Model Act Regarding Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage in Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Relationships
The NCOIL Model Act on Workers’ Compensation Repackaged Pharmaceutical Reimbursement Rates was re-adopted until the December meeting in Oklahoma City in order to consider proposed amendments regarding physician dispensing and drug compounding.
Minutes for the NCOIL meeting will be posted in the next few weeks at www.ncoil.org.
The NCOIL Annual Meeting will be in Oklahoma City, OK at the Renaissance Oklahoma City from December 5 – 8. Registration will be open in late August.
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 and financial services, 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.