COLUMBUS — Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor has been appointed to serve on several National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) committees and task forces. These appointments provide her with opportunities to continue her mission of serving and protecting insurance consumers while fostering a competitive insurance marketplace in Ohio.
“It is an honor and a privilege to receive these appointments as I continue my work on behalf of Ohio consumers and businesses,” Taylor said. “In my first year as the Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance, I am pleased with our accomplishments and look forward to sharing our successes with my colleagues across the country while gaining new perspectives.”
Taylor and the Department will serve on a total of 18 committees including the Market Information Systems Task Force which she will chair. The committees and task forces will address issues such as protecting seniors, fighting insurance fraud, maintaining market competition, creating regulatory efficiencies and monitoring the financial solvency of insurers.
The NAIC is an organization of insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. The NAIC provides a forum for the development of uniform policy when uniformity is appropriate. The Ohio Department of Insurance recently marked 20 years of accreditation through NAIC.
Ohioans with questions about insurance are urged to contact the Department at 1-800-686-1526 or visit www.insurance.ohio.gov. Those with specific questions about Medicare can call OSHIIP at 1-800-686-1578 and to report an allegation of insurance fraud or agent misconduct, please call 1-800-686-1527.