Our Positions | Climate Risk


The National Association of Insurance Commissioners adopted the “Climate Risk Disclosure Survey” in 2010 that has since been administered annually on a mandatory and public basis by a number of states in coordination with the California Insurance Department. The survey consists of eight questions regarding such matters as whether an insurer has climate change policies with respect to risk management and investment management; what current or anticipated risk climate change poses to an insurer; and what steps an insurer has taken to engage key constituencies regarding climate change. The advocacy organization Ceres was heavily involved in the development of the survey’s content and has issued annual reports and scorecards evaluating insurers’ responses to the survey.

NAMIC Position

NAMIC opposed the adoption of the survey based on skepticism about the propriety and utility of the NAIC’s climate disclosure survey as it was developed and when it was adopted. NAMIC has also voiced skepticism about the evaluations issued based on the survey. NAMIC agrees that climate change could well have insurance implications, but NAMIC does not support using the insurance industry as a lever to pursue a particular point of view as it relates to climate change.

Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Response Due August 31, 2019

August 8, 2019 The California Department of Insurance, in conjunction with the Connecticut Insurance Department, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance, the New York Department of Financial Services, and the... Read more

Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Response Due August 31, 2019

August 6, 2019 The California Department of Insurance, in conjunction with the Connecticut Insurance Department, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance, the New York Department of Financial Services, and the... Read more

Climate Change Hears Presentations on Disclosures from International Organizations

August 16, 2018 The Climate Change and Global Warming (C) Working Group heard a presentation from an organization called Principles for Responsible Investment that advocated for a disclosure from insurance companies citing their metrics and targets for climate-related... Read more

Six-State Insurer Climate Survey Due Aug. 31

July 19, 2018 Insurers with $100 million or more in premiums that are licensed in California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, and Washington are again obligated to submit the climate risk disclosure survey by Aug. 31. These companies are required to... Read more

California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Washington: Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Response Due Aug. 31

July 19, 2018 The California Department of Insurance, in conjunction with the Connecticut Insurance Department, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance, the New York Department of Financial Services, and the... Read more

Contacts

Jon Bergner
Assistant Vice President – Public Policy and Federal Affairs

202.580.6751

  Jon