NCOIL Conferees Meet March 3-6 to Discuss Public Policy Insurance Issues

February 22, 2005

Broker compensation and its impact on the insurance market will be one of many key issues discussed March 3 to 6 during the National Conference of Insurance Legislators spring meeting and seminar in Hilton Head, S.C. The meetings will feature a wide range of insurance public policy issues, including the SMART Act, med mal/patient safety and multiple deductibles.

The event kicks off March 3 with committees discussing workers’ compensation, life and P-C, national disasters and terrorism. There will also be a special meeting during which claims databases will be discussed. Exhibits will be open March 3 to 4 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and on March 5 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

On Friday morning legislators will focus on health, international issues, state and federal regulations and NCOIL/NAIC dialogue. There will be special meetings on Med Mal and patient safety. The keynote speaker will be former New York lieutenant governor Betsy McCaughey, a health policy expert with the Hudson Institute and chair of the Committee to Reduce Infant Deaths.

Participants in March 5 general sessions and meetings will hear about the Medicaid burden and broker compensation, with a special executive committee meeting on broker compensation after the general session.

NCOIL is an organization of state legislators whose main area of public policy concern is insurance legislation and regulation. Many legislators active in NCOIL either chair or are members of the committees responsible for insurance legislation in their respective state houses across the country. More information on the agenda is posted at

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