Insurance Task Force 2019 Legislative Summit Agenda

Heather Morton 8/2/2019

NCSL Legislative Summit Nashville

On this page, you'll find all sessions of the NCSL Executive Committee Task Force on Insurance, which will meet Thursday, Aug. 8 and Friday, Aug. 9, in Nashville, Tenn., as a post-conference to the NCSL Legislative Summit.

For more information regarding the Task Force on Insurance, visit the task force webpage.

The Task Force meeting is open to legislators and legislative staff. There is a $200 meeting registration fee for non-Task Force sponsors to attend the Task Force meeting. Online registration is available until Aug. 7 (NCSL login and password required).

Attendees are responsible for making his or her own hotel and travel arrangements. The hotel room block has expired. You will need to contact the hotels directly to see if there are rooms available.

All task force sessions Thursday afternoon and Friday morning will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel, unless otherwise noted. The Omni Nashville is at 250 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, Tenn. Please contact Heather Morton with any questions regarding the meeting.


Thursday, Aug. 8
Time Sessions
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Convention Center 101

Paying the Price: Strategies to Control Health Care Costs [CLE]

The cost of health care in the United States has been a highly debated topic for consumers, employers, state and federal policymakers, and the media for years. This session will examine the various factors that drive health care costs.


  • Representative Yadira Caraveo, Colorado
  • Representative Martin Carbaugh, Indiana
  • Jaime King, UC Hastings College of Law, California
  • Joann Volk, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • Elizabeth Wroe, Leavitt Partners, Washington, D.C.
12:30-2 p.m.
Convention Center Grand Ballroom
General Session—2020 Summit Kickoff Luncheon | Presidential Historian Jon Meacham
2:15-2:30 p.m.
Omni Cumberland 1-2

Welcome and Introductions


  • Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island
  • Representative Kevin Petersen, Wisconsin
2:30-3:45 p.m.
Omni Cumberland 1-2

Drug Pricing and Insurance Options

How to lower drug prices continues to challenge health insurers and policymakers. Outside of PBMs, what other policy options are there and what effect do they have on drug prices? Join us to discuss step therapy policies, patient co-pays, preferred drug lists and generics.


  • Colleen Becker, NCSL, Colorado
  • Benjamin Chandhok, Arthritis Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  • Dana Malick, PhRMA, Colorado
  • Sara Orrange, America’s Health Insurance Plans, Washington, D.C.
  • Tara Ryan, Association for Accessible Medicines, Washington, D.C.
3:45-4 p.m.
Omni Cumberland 1-2

Provider Data Management Overview

Provider data drives many fundamental business processes in the health care system, such as provider directories, provider credentialing and licensing, information exchange and service payments. Explore how high-quality provider data can address the challenges of patients seeking care from out-of-network providers, unnecessary billing and administrative complications, higher-than-necessary administrative burden and costs, and potential violations of state and federal requirements.


  • Randi Chapman, Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare, Washington, D.C.
4:15-5:30 p.m.
Omni Cumberland 1-2

Insurance: Big Data and Privacy Issues

While insurers develop ways to use big data, state legislators are introducing legislation to require insurance licensees to develop, implement and maintain an information security program. Do the protocols or ethical standards set by insurance companies contrast with the standards set in law? Explore how states can balance privacy concerns without impinging on efforts to combat insurance fraud.


  • Erin Collins, NAMIC, Indiana
  • R.J. Lehmann, R Street Institute, Washington, D.C.
  • Commissioner Glen Mulready, Oklahoma
  • Steve Schneider, American Property Casualty Insurance Association, Illinois
5:45-7:30 p.m.
The Mockingbird

Task Force Reception

Join us for the chance to unwind and network at the Mockingbird, located at 121A 12th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37203.

Friday, Aug. 9
8-9:15 a.m.
Omni Cumberland 1-2

Task Force Business Meeting

Task Force members will review the NCSL Insurance Policy Directive, discuss upcoming session ideas for future task force meetings and the insurance issues facing state legislatures.

9:30-10:45 a.m.
Omni Cumberland 1-2

Retirement Security: SECURE Act Update

The SECURE Act, if enacted, will reform the private sector retirement system. Learn how these reforms would expand access to workplace plans, offer more lifetime income options in workplace plans, and provide more information to help consumers plan for retirement.


  • Joshua Freely, TIAA, Pennsylvania
  • Paul Richman, Insured Retirement Institute, Washington, D.C.
11 a.m.-Noon
Omni Cumberland 1-2

Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA)

The federal program, which expires at the end of 2020, was created by the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act that was passed after the 9/11 attacks. Explore whether the program is still necessary and whether updates need to be made to reflect market changes.


  • Julie Mix McPeak, Greenberg Traurig, Tennessee
  • Tim Tucker, National Council on Compensation Insurance, Washington, D.C.