Task Force on Insurance


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The Task Force completed its work at the 2022 Legislative Summit and has not sunset. NCSL and the officers of the task force are extremely grateful to the task force members and its sponsors who have been active contributors over the 5-year life of the task force.  The content on this page will remain available through mid-November. 



The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is committed to state regulation of the business of insurance. States and insurance commissioners continue to develop a shared vision of insurance regulatory reform to meet the needs of the modern marketplace while preserving the advantages of the state system. State legislators perform a crucial role in the development of insurance public policy.

Mission Statement

The mission of the NCSL Insurance Task Force is to engage members in policy discussions, educate members and extend networking opportunities to legislative leaders on insurance issues through a series of well-defined programs, webinars on key definitions and critical policy issues.

NCSL Task Force On Insurance
Co-Chair: Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island
Co-Chair: Representative Kevin Petersen, Wisconsin

NCSL Contacts: Heather Morton (Denver) 

Members by States

Representative Justin Wilmeth
Representative Robin Lundstrum
Senator Joann Ginal
Representative Eddie Lumsden
Senator Rosalyn H. Baker
Representative Martin Carbaugh
Representative Adam Koenig
Senator Kirk Talbot
Senator Delores G. Kelley
Senator J. Walter Michel
Representative Tina Pickett
Garth Shipman
Puerto Rico
President Jose L. Dalmau Santiago
Rhode Island
Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy
Senator Roger A. Picard
South Carolina
Representative William E. Sandifer III
Senator Curtis S. Bramble
Representative James A. Dunnigan
Representative Kevin Petersen

Policy Resolutions and Letters

Insurance Task Force resolutions are passed by the Task Force and adopted by the NCSL Executive Committee.

Insurance Task Force resolutions adopted on Jan. 27, 2018:

Letters supported by the Insurance Task Force:


  • AIG
  • America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
  • American Bankers Association HSA Council
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare
  • Clear Spring Life and Annuity, formerly known as Guggenheim Insurance
  • Insured Retirement Institute
  • National Insurance Crime Bureau
  • New York Life Insurance
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of American (PhRMA)

Meetings and Events

Upcoming Meetings and Events

July 31, 2022, NCSL Legislative Summit, Denver, Colo. | Agenda

Free meeting registration is available here.

Meeting Presentations and Resources


Previous Meetings and Events

November 2, 2021, NCSL Legislative Summit, Tampa, Fla. | Agenda

Meeting Presentations and Resources

February 15, 2021, Webinar: Business Interruption Insurance and Pandemics

December 12-13, 2019, NCSL Capitol Forum, Phoenix, Ariz. | Agenda

Meeting Presentations and Resources

December 4, 2019, Webinar: Insurance Protection Gaps: A Primer for Policymakers. Archived webinar available.

August 8-9, 2019, NCSL Legislative Summit, Nashville, Tenn. | Agenda

Meeting Presentations and Resources

May 17-18, 2019, hosted by the National Insurance Crime Bureau; 1111 E Touhy Ave., Suite 400, Des Plaines, IL  60018 | Agenda

Meeting Presentations and Resources

Dec. 7-8, 2018, hosted by the American Bankers Association; 1120 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. | Agenda

Meeting Presentations and Resources

June 19, 2018, Webinar: The Fundamentals of Risk Management and Insurance: Viewed Through the Lens of Emerging Technology (Part Two) Archived webinar available

May 10-11, 2018, NCSL Spring Executive Committee, J.W. Marriott Cherry Creek; Denver, Colo. | Agenda

Meeting Presentations and Resources

March 30, 2018Webinar: The Fundamentals of Risk Management and Insurance:  Viewed Through the Lens of Emerging Technology, Archived webinar available

Dec. 10, 2017, NCSL Capitol Forum, Coronado, Calif. | Agenda

Meeting Presentations and Resources

Aug. 9-10, 2017, NCSL Legislative Summit, Boston, Mass. | Agenda

Meeting Presentations and Resources