Insurance Task Force 2019 NCSL Capitol Forum Agenda

Heather Morton 12/12/2019

NCSL Capitol Forum

On this page, you'll find all sessions of the NCSL Executive Committee Task Force on Insurance, which will meet Thursday, Dec. 12, and Friday, Dec. 13, in Phoenix, as a post-conference to the NCSL Capitol Forum.

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 Thursday, Dec. 11 (NCSL login and password required).

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel and travel arrangements. The NCSL block of rooms at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge is closed. Please contact the hotel directly at 480-293-5000 to make your reservation. Reservations must be held by one night's room deposit. Deposits will only be refunded for cancellations seven days or more prior to arrival.

All task force sessions Thursday afternoon and Friday morning will be held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, unless otherwise noted. The JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge is located at 50 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, Ariz. Please contact Heather Morton with any questions regarding the meeting.


Thursday, Dec. 12
Time Sessions

12:30-12:45 p.m.
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Welcome and Introductions

  • Representative Brian Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island
  • Representative Kevin Petersen, Wisconsin
12:45-2 p.m.
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Lunch and Learn: Insurance Gaps
NCSL gratefully acknowledges the support of The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation for sponsoring this lunch session.
The Institutes Griffith Foundation is pleased to present a non-partisan, non-advocative “lunch and learn” program, which will examine various insurance protection gaps that exist in the property and casualty space and consider what impact these gaps have on consumers and the industry. In keeping with Griffith’s mission, this session will be purely educational and will not take a position on any issues.

  • James Hilliard, Ph.D., Temple University, Pennsylvania
2:15-3:30 p.m.
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Insurance and Autonomous Vehicles
Self-driving cars, also known as autonomous vehicles, have the potential to revolutionize how—and how safely—people get from point A to B. Proponents of autonomous vehicles argue that they could remove human error from the driving equation and prevent the lion’s share of crashes. There will still be a need for liability coverage, but over time the coverage and type of policy could change. Come discuss what crash avoidance and autonomous technology mean for insurance and liability.

  • Ryan Gammelgard, State Farm Insurance Companies, Indiana
  • Leighton Yates, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Washington, D.C.
3:45-5 p.m.
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Scooters, Shared Bikes and Insurance, Oh My!
Scooters, bikes and other shared micromobility options are popular alternative methods of transportation. With crashes and collisions occurring, which could result in injuries and other property damage, come discuss the insurance implications and whether participants in this shared mobility are covered.

  • Andrew Kirkner, NAMIC, Indiana
  • Ben LaRocco, Lime, Washington, D.C.
  • Jonathan Negretti, Negretti & Associates, Arizona
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Stonegrill/Sage Court Firepits
Task Force Reception
Friday, Dec. 13
8-9:15 a.m.
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Business Meeting
Come discuss future task force activities and what is going on insurance-wise in the states with legislators.

9:30-10:30 a.m.
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Drug Importation
Although not a new idea, the importation of prescription drugs from sources outside the U.S. has been rapidly gaining the attention of state lawmakers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has held that importing drugs into the United States is against federal law because the efficacy and safety of them cannot be guaranteed. But new guidance from the Trump Administration encourages states to submit proposals on how they would establish and maintain an importation program. This session will discuss recent state legislation and federal actions regarding importation programs.

  • Matthew DiLoreto, Healthcare Distribution Alliance, Virginia
  • Jane Horvath, Horvath Health Policy, Maryland
  • Sharon Lamberton, PhRMA, Washington, D.C.
10:30-11 a.m
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Regulators Roundtable
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. D.C., that could impact state insurance regulation.

  • Dean Cameron, Director of Insurance, Idaho