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FIO Report Sets the Stage for an Active Year in Insurance Regulation

It has been the perfect sort of winter for curling up with a good read, and this winter brought us some of the most highly-anticipated reading material of the past few years: the December 12, 2013 report prepared by the...more

Insurance Topics We Will Be Watching in 2014

With the first month of the year behind us, this report outlines major insurance topics that we will be watching throughout 2014. Forces, trends and events that we believe will affect regulation, transactions and...more

FIO Focus, Issue No. 46: Congressional Hearing on the FIO's Modernization Report 02.06.14

Devoted to exploring the progress of the modernization of the insurance industry, FIO Focus provides information and insights about the organizations and issues that are driving change and influencing the future of the...more

FIO Focus, Issue No. 45: The Modernization Report: Federal Action May be Warranted

Devoted to exploring the progress of the modernization of the insurance industry, FIO Focus provides information and insights about the organizations and issues that are driving change and influencing the future of the...more

FIO Report Sets the Agenda for Discourse on the Future of Insurance Regulation

On December 12, 2013, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury released its much anticipated study, How to Modernize and Improve the System of Insurance Regulation in the United States...more

Legal Alert: NAIC Report: Fall 2013 National Meeting

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) returned to Washington, D.C. for its Fall meeting – the final national meeting for 2013. Two notable events overshadowed technical work on various NAIC initiatives: ...more

Federal Insurance Office Issues Report on Modernization, Improvement of Insurance Regulation

Fulfilling a mandate under the Dodd-Frank Act, the Federal Insurance Office (“FIO”) of the Department of the Treasury issued a report to Congress on how to modernize and improve the system of insurance regulation in the...more

Federal Insurance Office Unveils Long-Awaited Modernization Report

On December 12, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO) released and submitted to Congress its long-awaited report on How To Modernize And Improve The System Of Insurance Regulation In The United...more

Federal Insurance Office Releases Long-Awaited Report

On December 12, 2013, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) released its report on “How to Modernize and Improve the System of Insurance Regulation in the United States” (FIO Report). The FIO Report was mandated by the...more

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

SENATE VOTE ON FED CHAIR EXPECTED THIS WEEK - The Senate is expected to hold a vote on the confirmation of Ms. Janet Yellen to be Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors this week. In addition to pushing for a...more

Federal Insurance Office Releases Modernization Report

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office, or FIO, has submitted to Congress and released a report on how to modernize and improve the system of insurance regulation in the United States. Given the...more

FIO Focus - December 2013, Issue No. 44

The Federal Insurance Office (FIO) released its long-awaited report, "How to Modernize and Improve the System of Insurance Regulation in the United States" (Report) on December 12, 2013. In its Report, the FIO acknowledges...more

FIO Recommends Additional Federal Involvement in the Regulation of Insurance

The Federal Insurance Office’s Report to Congress on “How to Modernize and Improve the System of Insurance Regulation in the United States” recommends additional federal involvement in the regulation of insurance. ...more

Insurance Commissioners of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Tennessee Debate National and Global Regulatory and Solvency Issues for...

The Insurance Commissioners of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Tennessee participated in a roundtable discussion highlighting some of the most current and pressing regulatory and solvency issues for the insurance industry from...more

Update On Federal Insurance Office

The Federal insurance Office, or FIO, which was established by the Dodd-Frank Act, has issued its annual report. ...more

Principle-Based Reserves & SPVs: Regulatory Developments

In a Duane Morris Alert dated December 7, 2012, we addressed developments at the fall meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) relating to principle-based reserves (PBR) and the draft White Paper...more

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Will Make Significant Changes in State Insurance Regulation

Insurance is not the central focus of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Act”), which President Obama signed into law on July 21, 2010 (Public Law 11-203). However, the Act contains provisions...more

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