NAMIC in the News

Following passage of CARES Act, insurance groups call for COVID-19 fund (PC360, April 13, 2020)

Insurers Can’t Cover Everything But they’re uniquely suited to help distribute relief funds for businesses affected by coronavirus. (Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2020)

'Where are they when you need help?' Restaurants want insurers to cover coronavirus losses (Indianapolis Star, April 9, 2020)

In letter to lawmakers, insurers say pandemic cost is too great (Roll Call, April 8, 2020)

Car Insurer American Family Gives $200 Million in Coronavirus Refunds as Accidents Decline (WSJ, April 6, 2020)

Business owners facing mounting losses as insurance firms balk at coronavirus claims ([South Carolina] Post and Courier, April 5, 2020)

Coronavirus goes to court: After lives and livelihoods come the lawsuits (USA Today, April 3, 2020)

Insurance companies are under pressure to pay out business pandemic claims they say aren't covered (Washington Examiner, April 3, 2020)

No business interruption virus cover, insurers tell Calif. Lawmakers (Business Insurance, April 3, 2020)

Insurers Back Government Fund for Employers, Workers Hurt by Virus Shutdowns (Claims Journal, April 1, 2020)

U.S. Lawmakers are Pressuring Insurers to Cover COVID-19 Business Losses (Legal Scoops, April 1, 2020)

Buyers, insurers call for 9/11-type fund to relieve COVID-19 impact (Business Insurance, March 31, 2020)

Insurers call for federal fund to help coronavirus-impaired businesses (Roll Call, March 31, 2020)

Pressure Mounts on Insurance Companies to Pay Out for Coronavirus (Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2020)

P/C Insurers Put a Price Tag on Uncovered Coronavirus Business Interruption Losses (Insurance Journal, March 30, 2020)

Ohio Bill Would Expand Business Interruption Coverage During COVID-19 Emergency (Insurance Journal, March 30, 2020)

N.Y. introduces bill on pandemic-related business interruption claims (Business Insurance, March 30, 2020)

US insurers face political pressure to pay out for pandemic-related claims (Insurance Business, March 27, 2020)

Insurers scramble to avoid 9/11-style coronavirus backlash (Politico, March 26, 2020)

Coronavirus Business Loss Bills Face Constitutional Hurdles (Law 360, March 26, 2020)

Public Pressure Growing for Insurers to Be Part of Coronavirus Solution (Claims Journal, March 24, 2020)

Insurers Reject House Members’ Request to Cover Uninsured COVID Business Losses (Insurance Journal, March 20, 2020)

Members of Congress Urge Insurers to Cover COVID Business Interruptions (Carrier Management, March 20, 2020)

Coronavirus legislation in New Jersey pulled without a vote; Insurers call bill 'radical' (Legal Newsline, March 18, 2020)

NAMIC, APCIA reject proposed bill banning credit factors in auto underwriting (National Underwriter, March 5, 2020)

Tlaib pushes ban on linking credit scores, car insurance (Detroit News, March 4, 2020)

Handshakes, Buffets Out. Otherwise It’s Insurance Conferences-as-Usual Amid Coronavirus.  (Insurance Journal, March 3, 2020)

House passes $1.4T spending bill reauthorizing TRIA, NFIP and repealing Cadillac Tax (National Underwriter, December 18, 2019)

House passes TRIA extension legislation (Business Insurance, December 17, 2019)

The Hill's Top Lobbyists 2019 (The Hill, December 12, 2019)

House panel passes bill that aims to legalize marijuana, but top Democrat concedes ‘Senate will take its own time’ (MarketWatch, Nov. 20, 2019)

Senate Banking Committee Advances Terrorism Reinsurance Renewal (Insurance Journal, Nov. 20, 2019)

Insurance leaders applaud House passage of TRIA reauthorization (PC360, Nov. 20, 2019)

House Passes Terrorism Reinsurance Renewal; Senate to Take Up Measure (Insurance Journal, Nov. 19, 2019)

FEMA Postpones Switch to New Risk-Based Flood Insurance Rating Until 2021 (Insurance Journal, Nov. 8, 2019)

NAMIC CEO Stepping Down (Indiana Business, Nov. 5, 23019)

Florida Chamber Insurance Summit highlights local, federal efforts on flood mitigation (Florida Politics, Nov. 5, 2019)

Advocates Push Model Law for Private Flood, Quibble about Education Mandate (Claims Journal, Oct. 28, 2019)

States Eye Private Flood Insurance Model Law Industry Thinks Is Unnecessary (Insurance Journal, Oct. 31, 2019)

TRIA extension bill clears House financial committee (Business Insurance, Oct. 31, 2019)

Industry Applauds House Panel Backing of Terrorism Reinsurance Renewal (Insurance Journal, Oct. 31, 2019)

Who Will Use Self-Driving Cars? (, Oct. 18, 2019)

Mutual insurers in good shape with higher capital adequacy ratios: Aon and Namic (Intelligent Insurer, Sept. 24, 2019)

Re/insurance associations seek IFRS 17 delay to 2023 (Reinsurance News, Sept. 26, 2019)

Mutual Insurer Trade Group NAMIC’s CEO Chamness to Retire (Insurance Journal, Sept. 26, 2019)

Key Committee Chair Broke Promise On Marijuana Justice Before Banking Vote, Advocates Say (Marijuana Moment, Sept. 26, 2019)

New analysis validates strength of mutual insurance firms (Actuarial Post United Kingdom, Sept. 26, 2019)

Premium return higher for mutuals (Insurance News Com Australia, Sept. 30, 2019)

Aon & NAMIC report underlines financial strength of mutual insurers (Reinsurance News, Sept. 30, 2019)

Lobbying World (The Hill, Oct. 2, 2019)

NAMIC introduces new chairman at 124th convention (Cedar Valley Times, Oct. 3, 2019)

NAMIC celebrates 125 years with new scholarship campaign (Property/Casualty 360, Oct. 4, 2019)

NC's Coastal Towns Rethink Development in Face of Changing Climate (Public News Service, Sept. 19, 2019)

NAMIC applauds recent disaster policy reforms (National Underwriter, Sept. 10, 2019)

Turns out physical controls in autonomous cars are super-controversial (Slash Gear, Aug. 30, 2019)

What Lawyers Say Can Get Congress' Self-Driving Cars Bill in Drive (, Aug. 8, 2019)

Elon Musk says 'You're in Good Hands' with Tesla when it comes to insurance (Fox Business, Aug. 28, 2019)

Insurers share concerns over gray areas of automated driving systems (Insurance Business, July 31, 2019)

MMG Insurance received a national award in innovation (Insurance Business, July 31, 2019)

Advanced crash-avoidance tech leaving insurers in the dark (Insurance Business, July 31, 2019)

New auto safety technology leaves insurers in the dark (Reuters, July 26, 2019)

Bad faith legislation is not good policy (PC360, July 15, 2019)

Act Re-Introduced to Protect Flood-Prone Areas (Maui Now, July 11, 2019)

As the Litigation Funding Industry Grows, So Do Efforts to Control It (, July 11, 2019)

Attorney Fees Take a Hit Under New Florida Law (, June 10, 2019)

One small step for drones, one giant leap for insurers?(Insurance Business, June, 7, 2019)

Local insurance group earns national award (The County, June 28, 2019)

MMG Insurance receives National Award in Innovation at North Carolina conference (Bangor Daily News, June 28, 2019)

GM Faces Pushback on Self-Driving Vehicle Plan (Body Shop News, June 27, 2019)

Legal group calls governor's leadership on benefits reform 'incredible' (Florida Record, June 20, 2019)

Why Safer Cars Don't Lead To Cheaper Car Insurance...Yet (NPR, June 15, 2019)

Here’s Why Auto Insurance Companies Use Credit History to Set Rates (wdet, June 11, 2019)

Congress Renews Flood Insurance Program Until June 14 (Insurance Journal, May 30, 2019)

Ron DeSantis OKs bill on assignment of benefits (AOB) abuse (Florida Politics, May 24, 2019)

GM faces blowback on federal driverless car petition (Detroit News, May 23, 2019)

GM faces pushback on U.S. self-driving vehicle plan (Reuters, May 22, 2019)

ALI sends in lobbyists as Texas lawmakers consider denouncing group's insurance Restatement (Pennsylvania Record, May 14, 2019)

Daily Buzz: The State of Event Tech (Associations Now, May 6, 2019)

Are 175 Million Americans Right About Driverless Cars? Remarkably, Yes (Forbes, May 3, 2019)

Florida Lawmakers Pass Text While Driving Ban, Hands-Free Requirement (Insurance Journal, May 1, 2019)

Insurance industry reacts to Florida Senate 'AOB' practice overhaul approval (PC360, April 25, 2019)

Update: Florida Legislature Passes Industry-Backed AOB Reform Bill (Insurance Journal, April 24, 2019)

Assignment of Benefits Reform Moves Forward as Florida House Passes Measure (Insurance Journal, April 12, 2019)

Texas House members told ALI restatement on insurance liability law ‘goes out of bounds’ (SE TexasRecord, April 2019)

Insurers Oppose Premium Tax to Fund Washington’s Wildfire Prevention (Insurance Journal, April 9, 2019)

Insurers and Others Urge Supreme Court to Limit Assignment of Benefits (Claims Journal, March 27, 2019)

Conservation, CarFax-Like Disclosure, Means-Test in Mix of Flood Insurance Reforms (Insurance Journal, March 21, 2019)

Texas lawmakers say the ALI's insurance law project 'not worthy of recognition by the courts' (PennRecord, March 18, 2019)

Tlaib bill would prohibit use of credit scores to set car insurance rates (Detroit News, March 17, 2019)

Tlaib takes on auto insurers in fight over consumer data (Politico, March 13, 2019)

Legislature Considers Sex Abuse Investigation Of Catholic Church (Honolulu Civil Beat, March 5, 2019)

Crash course: Insurance surprises at body shops (CBS-46, February 21, 2019)

Montana could still have statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases with bill changes (Billings Gazette, February 20, 2019)

These are the best places to work in Indiana for 2019 (FOX59, February 18, 2019)

Chamber Unveils 'Best Places to Work' (Inside Indiana Business, February 18, 2019)

Trump administration reverses stance on obscure tax provision that could have cost $700 million (MarketWatch, February 13, 2019)

Crowd expected for AFR/OFU convention (Duncan Banner, February 12, 2019)

House panel takes up restrictions on one-way attorney fee (Florida Politics, February 7, 2019)

US-UK covered agreement process on track (Business Insurance, February 5, 2019)

Tyler Trent's doctor shaved her head in his honor at Indy Fuel game (WRTV, March 4, 2019)

Insuring cannabis companies remains problematic (Property/Casualty 360, Feb. 4, 2019)

As Congress Stalls, Banking Rule May Buoy Private Flood Insurers (Bloomberg, Feb. 3, 2019)

Cannabis: From Criminality to Commercial Enterprise Understanding the Intersection With Property/Casualty Insurance (Examiner; Published Winter 2018)

Point of View: Hurricane Michael should prompt review of Florida building codes (Palm Beach Post, Dec. 24, 2018)

U.S. Signs Agreement with UK Covering lnsurance Regulation Post-Brexit (Insurance Journal, December 21, 2018)

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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