This blog is published by Cailie Currin, an attorney practicing in Greenwich, New York. She writes on agent compensation, approval times, e-commerce, special filing situations, certifications and other life insurance topics.
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Lexis Nexis has published its [Top 50 Insurance Blogs for 2009] and it was great to be included! I am hopeful that this year's postings have been valuable to readers too. One thing is for sure: there are always things to talk about when it comes to the regulation of...
The NYSID recently published "Guidance for Life Insurance Policy Illustrations." It begins with the statement that "It has come to the Department's attention that there may be some confusion between the NAIC requirements for Life Insurance Policy Illustrations and those...
Interesting Article about Benjamin Lawsky - NY's new Department of Financial Services Superintendent
Here is an [interesting piece on Mr. Lawsky] who has been confirmed as the first superintendent of New York's new Department of Financial Services, which will be the combination of the Banking and Insurance Departments. It appears in the blog [PolitickerNY]. While it may provide...
In a recent speech to the IRI Government, Legal and Regulatory Conference, Richard G. Ketchum Chairman and CEO of FINRA indicated that, in an effort to make it easier for broker/dealers to respond to requests for information, FINRA has "launched a pilot program to collect data directly...
The New York State Insurance Department has issued a [press release] indicating that they have sent letters requesting information from the 172 licensed life insurers and fraternals. The letter requires these insurers to use the United States Social Security Administration's Death...
Every once in a while I read something that just keeps coming back to me over and over again. Last week I read a brief piece in Bloomberg Businessweek that did that for me. Bill Gross, co-founder of PIMCO, was talking about his use of fake home buyers to get a feel for the sub-prime market during...
On May 16, 2011, NY Governor Cuomo announced the nomination of Benjamin Lawsky to be the superintendent of the newly created Department of Financial Services, of which Insurance will be a part. The Times Union Capital Confidential (@TUCapCon) is tweeting this morning that the Senate Insurance...
The New York State Insurance Department posted an [interim report] of the Insurance Filings Modernization Initiative on April 21. The specific recommendations this report discusses that are particularly relevant to life insurers are: the updated [product outlines]; the use of SERFF for...
On April 19, 2011, Governor Cuomo issued a [press release] naming members of the SAGE Commission. The press release states that "SAGE is the first major redesign of state government since Governor Alfred E. Smith in 1927." This commission is charged with conducting "a...