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The National Association of Insurance Commissioners*

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the organization of insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. The NAIC provides a forum for the development of uniform insurance regulatory policy, when uniformity is appropriate.

State insurance regulators created the NAIC in 1871 to address the need to coordinate regulation of multi-state insurers. Since then, new legislative concepts, new levels of expertise in data collection and delivery, and a commitment to even greater technological capability have moved the NAIC forward into its role as a multidimensional, regulatory support organization.

The mission of the NAIC is to assist state insurance regulators, individually and collectively, in serving the public interest and achieving insurance regulatory goals in a responsive, efficient and cost effective manner, consistent with the wishes of its members.

Florida and the NAIC

Florida has exercised leadership within the NAIC by serving as members, Chair or Vice Chair of significant standing committees and continues to be actively involved in several key committees of the NAIC. At the Winter National Meeting in December 2008, Commissioner McCarty was elected by his peers to become the NAIC's secretary-treasurer. In December 2009, McCarty was elected vice president. In October 2010, the Commissioner was elected to be President-Elect of the NAIC, and served in that role through December 2011. Commissioner McCarty served as the President of the NAIC in 2012 and will now serve in the capacity of Immediate Past President for 2013.

NAIC News Releases and Consumer Alerts

*The state of Florida is part of the U.S. insurance regulatory framework, which is a highly coordinated national state-based system designed to protect policyholders and to serve the greater public interest through the effective regulation of the U.S. insurance marketplace. Through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), U.S. insurance regulators establish national standards and best practices conduct peer reviews and coordinate their regulatory oversight to better protect the interests of consumers while ensuring a strong, viable insurance marketplace. U.S. insurance regulators also participate in the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) along with the NAIC by participating in major standard setting initiatives, including working with fellow regulators from around the world to better supervise cross-border insurers, identifying systemic risk in the insurance sector, and creating international best practices.