Whether for health, vehicle, or other insurance requirements, everyone interacts with the insurance business, which is essential to the American economy. Insurance firms are subject to extensive regulation, mostly at the state level, although some areas of insurance products and regulations are also affected by federal law. Whether students are seeking general knowledge for litigation or transactional careers, or are considering a career in the financial services field, in the private or public sector, the aim of this course is to give them an overview of insurance regulation and consumer protections, including health insurance and life insurance. Rather than using a conventional textbook, the course will make use of background information from publications and records as well as current regulatory activities. The insurance sector in the United States.
insurable interest, the many types of insurance, the state-run insurance agency and company licensing system, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the function of accreditation, and model legislation; the terms of the insurance policy and the part regulators play in approving insurance policy forms; rate-setting for insurance and the involvement of regulators; the insurance-related parts of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was passed in the wake of the financial crisis; financial oversight of insurance firms, encompassing audits and reserve requirements; insurance firms’ market behavior regulation, including multistate inspections
The issues surrounding insurance and the market; a general review of property/casualty insurance, including the insurance industry’s exposure to climate change risk; consumer protections in relation to title insurance and forced-placed property insurance; the insurance industry’s requirements for anti-money laundering and sanctions controls; laws and regulations pertaining to data privacy and cybersecurity; the role of state insurance regulators in the rehabilitation and liquidation of insurance companies; and state guaranty funds. <p> Maria Vullo is the instructor for this course. She was a partner in a significant law firm, the State of New York’s Superintendent of Financial Services, and the Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice in the Office of the New York Attorney General. In her role as superintendent, Ms. Vullo oversaw a 1,400-person organization that was in charge of the oversight