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WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Save Flexible Spending Plans in partnership with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) launched a new advertising campaign today encouraging Congress to honor President Obama’s pledge not to raise taxes on middle-class Americans by preserving, rather than restricting, the use of flexible spending accounts (FSAs) in health care reform legislation. The ads further promote Read the rest of this entry »

WASHINGTON —An insurance industry official told a congressional panel that lawmakers must be careful to ensure any expanded federal insurance does not artificially suppress rates or crowd out private carriers.

The remarks from Robert Detlefsen, vice president of public policy for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, were made today at a session on catastrophe insurance issues held by the

WASHINGTON (July 2, 2009) – To properly address coastal insurance issues there must be an appropriate balance between the private insurance sector and the government that avoids encouraging risky behavior in disaster-prone areas. That is what the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) today told the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at a field hearing in West Palm Beach, Fla. titled “The Homeowners’ Insurance Read the rest of this entry »

Dozens of state insurance regulators have descended on Congress, to urge that any federal insurance regulatory reforms should keep in place and build on the existing state-based regulation model.

The nation’s state-based regulatory system, the regulators said in a statement, “has remained a constant in an otherwise erratic economic climate.”

Joining the National Association of Insurance Commissioners pilgrimage to Capitol Hill Read the rest of this entry »

The following statement can be attributed to NAMIC’s Vice President of Federal and Political Affairs Jimi Grande.

“The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) commends Subcommittee Chairman Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., and Ranking Member Scott Garrett, R-N.J., in holding today’s hearing on the role of the federal government in the future of insurance regulation. It is critical that Congress carefully craft this role to Read the rest of this entry »

WASHINGTON (Feb. 25, 2009) – To protect the U.S. economy, Congress must ensure that in the rush to enact reforms of the financial system, it takes care not to harm, but, in fact, protect, businesses on Main Street as they are part of the solution, not part of the problem. That’s the message Congress received in a letter sent today by the newly formed Main Street America Coalition.

The members of the coalition include the National Association Read the rest of this entry »