Public Policy Testimony

Written testimony on the effectiveness of the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to a U.S. House Ways and Means Oversight.  (February 6, 2017)
Laurel Kastrup, chairperson of the Academy’s Health Financial Reporting and Solvency Committee, testimony at a U.S. House Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing on the federal long-term care insurance program. (November 30, 2016)
Written testimony on the general factors underlying premium rate setting and the major components driving premium changes for 2017 under the Affordable Care Act to a U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing on rising health care premiums. (July 22, 2016)
Academy Senior Property/Casualty Fellow Jim MacGinnitie testimony at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) public hearing on automobile insurance pricing. (November 19, 2015)
Solvency Committee written testimony for the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance's hearing on "The Impact of Domestic Regulatory Standards on the U.S. Insurance Market." (September 29, 2015)
Academy Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello written testimony on potential implications of expanding small-group definition to companies with 51-100 employees to a U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on affordable health care.  (September 9, 2015)
Financial Regulatory Task Force (FinReg) letter to the U.S. House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) on the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) 2015 annual report. (June 17, 2015)
Ellen Kleinstuber, vice-chairperson of the Academy’s Pension Committee, testimony at an ERISA Advisory Council hearing on model notices and disclosures to help defined benefit plan participants understand their options when offered lump-sum distributions in a pension risk transfer transaction. (May 28, 2015)
Solvency Committee written testimony for the U.S. Senate Banking Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment hearing on “Examining Insurance Capital Rules and FSOC Process.” 
(April 30, 2015)
Solvency Committee written testimony for the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance's hearing on "The Impact of International Regulatory Standards on the Competitiveness of U.S. Insurers." (April 29, 2015)