On January 26, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara announced six appointments to the state’s new Long Term Care Insurance Task Force. The Task Force was established after the passage of AB 567 and is tasked with, among others, exploring the feasibility of developing and implementing a culturally competent statewide public insurance program for long-term care services and support. More information on the Task Force can be found here. California’s efforts appear to follow a recent trend of policymakers exploring or implementing public programs aimed at long-term care services, including Washington State’s Long Term Care Trust Act and some of the ideas recently discussed at the Federal level, including by U.S. Rep. Thomas R. Suozzi (D-NY).
In this hectic year, insurers shouldn’t lose track of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ standards for data security. Which states have adopted the NAIC Model Law, and what approach has each state taken? Insurers should give careful consideration to the complex differences from state to state when it comes to data protection and reporting cybersecurity events.
On June 30, the NAIC’s Artificial Intelligence Working Group approved principles that call on insurers and others using AI to take proactive steps to avoid proxy discrimination against protected classes. While the principles will not have the effect of law, they are expected to serve as a road map for future regulatory workstreams.