Often policyholders and potential client's simply need more information about a carrier, agency or agent and the NAIC can help. NAIC members are the elected or appointed state government officials who along with their departments and staff, regulate the conduct of insurance companies and agents in their respective state or territory. The mission of the NAIC is to assist state insurance regulators, individually and collectively, in serving the public interest and achieving the following fundamental insurance regulatory goals in a responsive, efficient and cost effective manner, consistent with the wishes of its members.
- Protect the public interest
- Promote competitive markets
- Facilitate the fair and equitable treatment of insurance consumers
- Promote the reliability, solvency and financial solidity of insurance institutions
- Support and improve state regulation of insurance
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 policy when uniformity is appropriate.
A state regulator's primary responsibility is to protect the interests of insurance consumers, and the NAIC helps regulators fulfill that obligation. That assistance is related to the regulators' shared objectives of financial and market conduct regulation.
State insurance regulators created the NAIC in 1871 to address the need to coordinate regulation of multistate insurers. The first major step in that process was the development of uniform financial reporting by insurance companies. 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.
With offices in Kansas City, Missouri, New York and Washington, D.C. the NAIC staff provide invaluable support to insurance commissioners. The following lists the primary activities and organizations of the NAIC.
- Kansas City, Missouri
- NAIC Central Office
- 1100 Walnut Street Ste# 1500
- Kansas City, MO 64106-2197
- Main Phone: 816.842.3600
- Main FAX: 816.783.8175
- Meetings Department Phone: 816.783.8100
- Meetings Department FAX: 816.783.8109
- Media Relations: 816.842.3600
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