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Issue: # 1January 30, 2013
2013 Unicameral Session In Full Swing
The Big "I" Supports Increasing Minimum Auto Liability Limits (LB 80), Licensing of "Navigators" For Health Insurance Exchange (LB 568) 

Wednesday, January 23 was the last day for new bill introduction in the Unicameral this year.  Out of the 655 bills introduced this session, IIAN's Legislative committee is in the process of reviewing at least 29 which impact insurance agents, consumers, or the industry - including ten new bills to change WC laws.  Click here for a 1-minute video update on LB's 80 and 568, by IIAN Legislative Representative Jim Cavanaugh.  


Check www.iian.org every Monday for Jim Cavanaugh's "Week In Review" report for updated status on all of the bills IIAN is watching - see this week's update here.


IIAN members are encouraged to let us know if there are bills or issues you would like IIAN to address!   Go to www.nebraskalegislature.gov to see the full text and status of any bill.

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Drawing February 7 at IIAN's Winter Conference in Kearney - you need not be present to win!  

New NAIC CEO Backs State-Based Regulation

Former Nebraska Senator Nelson Named CEO of State Insurance Regulator Organization

State-based regulation of the insurance industry is a "system that is not broken," and federal oversight should be limited, says Ben Nelson, the new CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners(NAIC). "There is no need for dual regulation, but ... [for] a partnership" with federal regulators, said Nelson, adding that federal "incursion or even pre-emption" shouldn't occur. "This is about state-based regulation ... to take care of the folks back home" and ensure the "availability and affordability" of insurance, he said.  Nelson is the NAIC's chief spokesperson in Washington, D.C., working with federal and international governmental entities, along with state government, associations, consumers and insurance industry representatives.  His appointment has been widely applauded by industry groups, including IIABA.  Read more . . .


How To Contact Us

Jim Cavanaugh, Legislative Representative
1-800-342-3352/402-341-2020 Office  402-301-9675 Cell
Carol McClelland, CAE, Executive Director

1-800-377-3985/402-476-2951 Office  402-432-5113 Cell

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