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The Press Room features links to articles on the insurance industry, state and federal insurance regulation, and other issues of interest to the guaranty system. The views expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of NOLHGA or its members.

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  • Fed taking wait-and-see approach to insurance
    Article retrieved 04/16/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    Federal Reserve Board officials are making clear that they have a wait-and-see attitude about support for international initiatives aimed at establishing uniform capital standards for insurance companies.

  • NCOIL president steps down
    Article retrieved 04/07/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    Greg Wren, president of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators, was automatically deposed last week when he resigned as a member of the Alabama House as part of a plea deal with state prosecutors.

  • Governors Express Concern About FIO Report, Defend State-Based Regulation
    Article retrieved 04/03/2014  Contributer: Phil Gusman  Source: PropertyCasualty360.com

    The National Governors Association expressed concern in a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew about December’s Federal Insurance Office regulatory modernization report and its role in the larger state vs. federal regulation debate.

  • Fed bank fearful of insurance risks
    Article retrieved 03/27/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    The growing use of captives is among “the rising and poorly-understood risks to the financial system” posed by the U.S. life industry, according to a new study commissioned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

  • Moody's: Insurer SIFIs Benefit from Collins Amendment Clarification
    Article retrieved 03/20/2014  Contributer: Phil Gusman  Source: PropertyCasualty360.com

    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, attempted to clarify her amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act last week through statements to a Senate committee and the introduction of legislation, moves that a ratings agency says is credit positive for systemically important insurers.

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Insurance Industry News

  • NCOIL president steps down
    Article retrieved 04/07/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    Greg Wren, president of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators, was automatically deposed last week when he resigned as a member of the Alabama House as part of a plea deal with state prosecutors.

  • Fed bank fearful of insurance risks
    Article retrieved 03/27/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    The growing use of captives is among “the rising and poorly-understood risks to the financial system” posed by the U.S. life industry, according to a new study commissioned by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

  • NAIC wants role on international reg agency
    Article retrieved 03/19/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners wants to have a voice in the Financial Stability Board, an international group which seeks to promote creation of uniform regulatory oversight policies for financial firms.

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Federal Regulation

  • Fed taking wait-and-see approach to insurance
    Article retrieved 04/16/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    Federal Reserve Board officials are making clear that they have a wait-and-see attitude about support for international initiatives aimed at establishing uniform capital standards for insurance companies.

  • Governors Express Concern About FIO Report, Defend State-Based Regulation
    Article retrieved 04/03/2014  Contributer: Phil Gusman  Source: PropertyCasualty360.com

    The National Governors Association expressed concern in a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew about December’s Federal Insurance Office regulatory modernization report and its role in the larger state vs. federal regulation debate.

  • Build on hybrid system of insurance regulation: FIO Director McRaith
    Article retrieved 03/20/2014  Contributer: Mark A. Hofmann  Source: Business Insurance

    The Federal Insurance Office's report on insurance regulatory modernization is meant to address “the world as it is,” FIO Director Michael McRaith said Wednesday.

  • Moody's: Insurer SIFIs Benefit from Collins Amendment Clarification
    Article retrieved 03/20/2014  Contributer: Phil Gusman  Source: PropertyCasualty360.com

    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, attempted to clarify her amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act last week through statements to a Senate committee and the introduction of legislation, moves that a ratings agency says is credit positive for systemically important insurers.

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