Insurance Task Force 2017 Legislative Summit Agenda

Heather Morton 8/5/2017

Boston Bay

Join us in Boston, Aug. 6-9, for the largest legislative gathering in the nation. The Legislative Summit covers the latest issues and provides opportunities for legislators and staff have come together to tackle critical problems and find solutions that work.

On this page, you'll find all sessions of the NCSL Executive Committee Task Force on Insurance, which will meet as a post-conference to the Legislative Summit. The Task Force will hold sessions on Wednesday, Aug. 9, and Thursday, Aug. 10. For more information regarding the Task Force on Insurance, visit the task force webpage.

For more information regarding the Summit, visit the 2017 Legislative Summit website. See you in Boston!

Items in bold denote task force activities. All task force sessions will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, unless otherwise noted. To register to attend the Insurance Task Force meeting, please contact Heather Morton.

Click here to access the full master agenda and session resources.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 9
Time Sessions

2:15-2:30 p.m.
Westin Waterfront Commonwealth Ballroom AB

Welcome and Introductions

Presiding:

  • Representative George Keiser, North Dakota, Task Force Co-chair
  • Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island, Task Force Co-chair
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Westin Waterfront Commonwealth Ballroom AB

The State of Health Insurance

What does the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act mean for the health insurance industry? Now that a bill has passed the House and as the Senate works on its version, what do states need to be tracking in the federal legislation? How will it affect state regulation of health insurance.

Speakers:

  • Grace Campbell, America's Health Insurance Plans, Colorado
  • Richard Cauchi, National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado
  • Michael Miller, Community Catalyst, Massachusetts

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Westin Waterfront Commonwealth Ballroom AB

Autonomous Vehicles and Insurance

Self-driving cars, also known as autonomous vehicles, have the potential to revolutionize how—and how safely—people get from point A to B. They also have the potential to revolutionize the auto insurance market. Come discuss the impact on auto insurance.

Speakers:

  • Birny Birnbaum, Center for Economic Justice, Texas
  • Alison Pascale, Audi of America, Washington, D.C.
  • David Snyder, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, District of Columbia
4:30-4:40 p.m. Break

4:40-5:30 p.m.

Westin Waterfront Commonwealth Ballroom AB

Insurance Industry Roundtable

Hear from representatives from different lines of insurance on what the industry sees as the issues to watch in the states.

Speakers:

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  • Grace Campbell, America's Health Insurance Plans, Colorado
  • Bryan Cox, American Council of Life Insurers, Washington, D.C.
  • Tim Lynch, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Illinois
  • Robert Passmore, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Illinois
  • Paul Richman, Insured Retirement Institute, Washington, D.C.

5:30-6 p.m.

Westin Waterfront Commonwealth Ballroom AB

Roundtable with Regulators

Hear from state insurance commissioners on what the state regulatory agencies see as issues to watch in the states as well as what is happening in Washington that could impact state regulation of insurance.

Speakers:

  • Commissioner David Altmaier, Florida
  • Acting Commissioner Gary Anderson, Massachusetts
  • Superintendent Eric Cioppa, Maine
  • Superintendent Elizabeth Kelleher Dwyer, Rhode Island
  • Commissioner Tom Glause, Wyoming
  • Commissioner Ted Nickel, Wisconsin, NAIC President
6:30-9 p.m.
Morton's Seaport
2 Seaport Lane

Reception and Task Force Dinner

Dinner is open to Task Force members and industry representatives. There will be a $500 per person registration fee for non-Task Force sponsors to attend the dinner.

thursday, aug. 10

8-9:30 a.m.

Westin Waterfront Commonwealth Ballroom AB

Working Breakfast: Air Ambulance/Transport

Complaints regarding air ambulance costs are increasing, but as all air travel is regulated by the federal government, states have been prevented from addressing the problem. Come discuss state and federal efforts to address air ambulance and air transport issues.

Speakers:

  • Christopher Eastlee, Association of Air Medical Services, Indiana
  • Elizabeth Imholz, Consumers Union, California
  • Commissioner Ted Nickel, Wisconsin, NAIC President

9:30-10:15 a.m.

Westin Waterfront Commonwealth Ballroom AB

Infrastructure Investing for Insurers

Insurers are looking at public-private partnerships (P3s) as potential attractive investment opportunities, but there are challenges and risks for insurers, regulators and states involved in these investments. 

Speakers:

  • Milum Livesay, TIAA, North Carolina
  • Michael Lovendusky, American Council of Life Insurers, Washington, D.C.
  • Commissioner Ted Nickel, Wisconsin, NAIC President
10:15-10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30-11:15 a.m.

Westin Waterfront Commonwealth Ballroom AB

Future of Insurance: Blockchain and Big Data

Emerging technologies like Blockchain and the use of big data have the potential to radically change the insurance industry. Come discuss the impact of these insurance innovations.

Speakers:

  • Robert Bauer, American International Group, New York
  • Max Behlke, National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, D.C.
  • Commissioner Ted Nickel, Wisconsin, NAIC President
  • Dr. Anand Rao, PwC, Massachusetts

11:15-Noon

Westin Waterfront Commonwealth Ballroom AB

Cyber Insurance

According to a recent survey, 50 percent of U.S. firms do not have cyber risk insurance and 27 percent of U.S. executives say their firms have no plans to take out cyber insurance, even though 61 percent of them expect cyber breaches to increase in the next year. What is cyber risk insurance and what do state policymakers need to know about it?

Speakers:

  • Birny Birnbaum, Center for Economic Justice, Texas
  • Superintendent Elizabeth Kelleher Dwyer, Rhode Island
  • Kevin McKechnie, HSA Council, American Bankers Association, Washington, D.C. 

Noon-1 p.m.

Westin Waterfront Commonwealth Ballroom AB

Roundtable Lunch and Business Meeting

Come discuss what is going on insurance-wise in the states with legislators.

For those Task Force members who plan to attend the NCSL Legislative Summit, Aug. 6-9, you may be interested in the following insurance-related sessions conducted by the NCSL Committee on Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce and the NCSL Committee on Health and Human Services.

Monday, Aug. 7
8:45-10 a.m.

Flood Insurance: What Changes Will Float to the Top?

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire in September and bills have been introduced in Congress to overhaul the program and encourage private companies to step in. What will the NFIP look like moving forward?

Speakers:

  • Robert "Ned" Dolese, Coastal America Insurance Company, Mississippi
  • Donald Griffin, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Illinois
  • Velma Smith, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, D.C.
  • Jennifer Webb, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Roy Wright, Office of the Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, FEMA, Washington, D.C.
1:30-3 p.m.

Dodd-Frank: Change on the Horizon?

Members of Congress and President Trump have indicated a desire to change or repeal many provisions of Dodd-Frank. What impact will these changes have on the dual state-federal system? Will consumers be able to access the credit they need?

Speakers:

  • Ryan Donovan, America’s Credit Unions, Washington, D.C.
  • Jon Gentile, National Assn of Professional Insurance Agents, Virginia
  • Margaret Liu, Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Washington, D.C.
  • Paul Richman, Insured Retirement Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Jon Skarin, Massachusetts Bankers Association, Massachusetts
  • Meghan Sullivan, Mortgage Bankers Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Chi Chi Wu, National Consumer Law Center, Massachusetts
tuesday, Aug. 8
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Fixing Health Care: What’s Next?

Federal proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act portend dramatic changes for states. From the most visible features such as health exchanges, insurance subsidies or credits and the Medicaid expansion, to lesser known provisions, such as payment reforms and financing sources, states face major unknowns.

Presiding:

  • Richard "Dick" Moore, former Senator & NCSL President, Massachusetts

Speakers:

  • Barbara Anthony, JD, Pioneer Institute, Massachusetts
  • Joseph Antos, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Chiquita Brooks-Lasure, Manatt Health, Washington, D.C.
  • Kim Holland, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Jane Norton, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Washington, D.C.
  • Sara Rosenbaum, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Ken Preede, Commonwealth Care Alliance, Massachusetts
  • David Woodmansee, American Cancer Society, Washington, D.C.