RIMS Submits National Flood Insurance Program Comments
August 17, RIMS submitted comments to the National Association of
Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) proposed principles for the National
Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthorization. The comments encourage
the NAIC to recommend to standardize data and flood related information,
adopt the updated FEMA maps, and to continue to move toward risk-based
premiums. Click here to view the letter.
The SPARC Act Introduced in the House of Representatives
month Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI)
introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the Medicare Secondary
Payer (MSP) statute and clarify how it applies to the Medicare
Prescription Drug (Part D) program. The measure, similar to The
Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayer (SMART) Act which became
law in 2013, known as the Secondary Payer Advancement, Rationalization,
and Clarification (SPARC) Act, would replace ambiguous and uncertain
Part D MSP requirements with "clear and sensible" rules that govern the
resolution of insured claims involving Part D insurance plans. For more
information on the bill click here.
California Legislative Delegation Calls
2017 Legislative Summit Announced
August the RIMS California Legislative Delegation (CLD) began hosting
monthly calls with Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Director
Christine Baker. The first two calls have addressed issues such as
workers compensation and telemedicine. The next call will be held on
October 24th and will address questions submitted about Cal/OSHA. To
register for the calls visit here.
your calendars! The 2017 Legislative Summit will be held in Washington,
DC on October 18-19 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. All RIMS
members are encouraged to attend the summit to discuss RIMS legislative
priorities for the new Congress.