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Current Issues in Insurance Regulation 2015

Length: 3 hours 50 minutes

The 25th annual program on Current Issues in Insurance Regulation features regional and national leaders exploring topical issues of importance to the insurance industry, with opportunities for questions and interaction with the faculty.  As in prior programs, we will address up-to-the-minute, cutting edge regulatory issues affecting industry and consumers alike.  Among the likely “hot” topics for this year’s program are

•    insurance issues relating to social-media based transportation networks such as Uber;
•    emerging international issues facing global insurers and affecting transnational markets;
•    changes at the NAIC resulting from turnover in state offices in the recent elections, including some recent departures of key insurance commissioners;
•    an update from a Washington-based panel on Federal issues such as TRIA and systemic risk determinations; and
•    the always-stimulating “Commissioners’ Roundtable,” which brings together influential state insurance regulators for a panel showcasing their vantage point on recent insurance-law developments.

Program Chair: Francine L. Semaya, Legal & Regulatory Consultant

Co-sponsored with: ABA/TIPS Insurance Regulation Committee and the Insurance Federation of New York, Inc. (IFNY)

CLE credit: New York: 4.5 professional practice; New Jersey: 4.6 general; California and Pennsylvania: 4.0 general.


8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions

Francine L. Semaya

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker
Michael T. McRaith

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. “It’s a Small, Small World”: The Impact of International and Federal Developments on Insurance Regulatory Law
Hon. John M. Huff
Edward J. Kelley
David Snyder

10:45 – 10:55 a.m. Break

10:55 – 11:30 a.m. Self-Driving Cars: Emerging Insurance Challenges
Hilary Rowen
Bryant Walker Smith

11:30 – 1:00 p.m. “View from the Top”: State Insurance Commissioners’ Roundtable
Anne Melissa Dowling
Robert H. Easton
Hon. John M. Huff
Hon. Kenneth E. Kobylowski

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • Current Issues in Insurance Regulation 2015
  • Affirmation of Self-Study