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March 2016 Newsletter 3/30/2016

Whitney B. Warrick, Government Relations Director

RIMS Comments on NAIC Model Law on Cybersecurity
On March 23, RIMS submitted comments in response to the draft Insurance Data Security Model Law released by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force. The Model Law, intended to “establish the exclusive standards for data security and investigation and notification of a breach of data security” will also be discussed next month during the NAIC Conference. To view RIMS comments, click here.

Federal Flood Insurance Legislation Passes House Committee
On March 2, the Flood Insurance Parity and Modernization Act unanimously passed the House Financial Services Committee. The bipartisan legislation introduced by Reps Dennis Ross (R-FL) and Patrick Murphy (D-FL), clarifies the intent of Congress that private flood insurance should be an option available to consumers. RIMS will continue to monitor this legislation as it moves through Congress.

California RIMS on the Mall Recap
California RIMS members from across the state participated in the annual RIMS on the Mall on March 8-9. The successful event featured speakers that included Assembly Member Ken Cooley, who is a member of the Insurance Committee. On the second day participants met with their Assemblyman or Senator to discuss issues such as workers compensation and employment safety.

RIMS on the Mall participants with Assembly Member Ken Cooley

RISK PAC Reception at RIMS 2016 Annual Conference
Remember the annual RISK PAC reception will be held Monday, April 11 in San Diego. Check out the invitation below. RSVP to by April 1 to attend.

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About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to educating, engaging and advocating for the global risk community, RIMS, the risk management society™, is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 corporate, industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. RIMS has a membership of approximately 10,000 risk practitioners who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information about the Society’s world-leading risk management content, networking, professional development and certification opportunities, visit

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