Friday, April 27, 2018

House Introduces Bill To Improve Financial Stability Oversight Council

American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) President and CEO Dirk Kempthorne issued the following statement regarding the introduction of the Primary Regulators of Insurance Vote Act of 2018:

 

Washington, D.C. (April 27, 2018) — “The Primary Regulators of Insurance Vote Act of 2018 represents good public policy. It would wisely amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 so that a state insurance commissioner can serve as a voting member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) supports the bill.

 

“The FSOC would benefit greatly by having a state insurance commissioner as a voting member. ACLI strongly supported the nomination of Thomas Workman as the independent voting member with insurance expertise on the FSOC. Granting a state insurance commissioner a vote on FSOC would provide another informed and knowledgeable perspective.   

 

“State regulators supervise life companies’ solvency to ensure they can meet their commitments to policyholders. The life insurance industry helps Americans prepare for their financial futures, while reducing pressure on government programs.

 

“ACLI commends Reps. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) and Denny Heck (D-Wash.) for their leadership on this issue. We urge the House to pass this important legislation.”

 

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The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) advocates on behalf of approximately 290 member companies dedicated to providing products and services that contribute to consumers’ financial and retirement security. ACLI members represent 95 percent of industry assets, offering life insurance, annuities, retirement plans, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, reinsurance, dental and vision and other supplemental benefits. American families rely on these products for protection, long-term savings and a guarantee of lifetime income when it’s time to retire.

 

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Date Posted: April 27, 2018
Document ID: NR18-018
Contact: David Nielsen, 202-624-2419