WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 21, 2011) The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has named Stuart Spielman, Autism Speaks' senior policy advisor and counsel, to serve again in 2012 as one of its 28 consumer liaison representatives.
Established in 1992, the program promotes consumer interaction with NAIC members, the insurance industry and interested parties through the individuals dedication and commitment to serving the public interest. Autism Speaks has been actively engaged in states across the country seeking the enactment, implementation and enforcement of autism insurance reform laws, and at the federal level in insuring that autism insurance benefits are an integral element in the new federal health car law.
The consumer liaison program continues to be an integral part of our consumer protection initiatives, said Kevin M. McCarty, NAIC President-Elect and Florida Insurance Commissioner. The representatives provide valuable perspectives and expertise that help improve the insurance regulatory system for all consumers.
(NAIC) is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer review, and coordinate their regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally. NAIC members, together with the central resources of the NAIC, form the national system of state-based insurance regulation in the United States.
Read the NAIC release here.