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NEWS RELEASE: French Named Chair of National Association of Insurance Commissioners Life Insurance and Annuities Committee

For Immediate Release
January 23, 2023

French Named Chair of National Association of Insurance Commissioners Life Insurance and Annuities Committee

Ohio Department of Insurance staff selected to 20 NAIC 
committee and task force leadership roles 

COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Insurance director Judith L. French was named chair of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Life Insurance and Annuities Committee, highlighting the selection of department staff to 20 NAIC committee and task force leadership roles in 2023.

The NAIC provides expertise, data, and analysis for insurance regulators from the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories to effectively regulate the U.S. insurance industry and protect consumers.

“I consider it an honor to represent Ohio and collaborate with fellow insurance regulators on so many critical issues that help ensure insurance marketplace competition and consumer protection in Ohio and the rest of the country,” said French, also chosen for the Innovation, Cybersecurity, and Technology Committee.

The Life Insurance and Annuities Committee focuses on issues around the underwriting, pricing, and suitability aspects of life insurance and annuity products. The Innovation, Cybersecurity, and Technology Committee addresses cybersecurity, innovation, data security, and privacy protections in insurance.

Ohio Department of Insurance staff will represent Ohio on the following committees and task forces:

Letter (Main) Committees

  • Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee - Chair 
  • Innovation. Cybersecurity, and Technology (H) Committee - Member

Executive Committee Groups and Task Forces

  • Climate and Resiliency (EX) Task Force - Member
  • Long-Term Care Insurance (EX) Task Force - Member
  • Special (EX) Committee on Race and Insurance - Member

Task Forces Supporting Letter Committees

  • Life Actuarial (A) Task Force - Member 
  • Health Actuarial (B) Task Force - Member 
  • Regulatory Framework (B) Task Force - Member 
  • Senior Issues (B) Task Force - Member
  • Casualty Actuarial and Statistical (C) Task Force - Member
  • Title Insurance (C) Task Force - Member
  • Antifraud (D) Task Force - Member
  • Producer Licensing (D) Task Force - Member
  • Accounting Practices and Procedures (E) Task Force - Member
  • Capital Adequacy (E) Task Force - Chair
  • Examination Oversight (E) Task Force - Chair
  • Financial Stability (E) Task Force - Member
  • Receivership and Insolvency (E) Task Force - Member
  • Reinsurance (E) Task Force - Member

Liaison Committees and Boards

  • NAIC/Consumer Liaison Committee - Member

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