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Locke Lord to Sponsor The Insurance Forum on November 2

Locke Lord is a proud sponsor of The Insurance Forum on November 2, 2022 in Chicago. The program is offered in person and virtually. Locke Lord Partner Patrick Byrnes will moderate, and Senior Counsel Kenneth Suh and Associate Alexander Cox will serve as panelists, for “BIPA – The Familiar Face of Biometric Data Regulation.”

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SEC and the NAIC Propose Significant New Climate Reporting Requirements

On March 21, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners both proposed significant revisions to climate disclosure rules. If adopted, these rules would require affected insurers to disclose climate-related risk assessments and management at the board and C-Suite level and, in some instances, Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions.

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New Jersey Passes Legislation Requiring Insurers to Apprise Insureds of Particular Aspects of Their Business Interruption Coverage

Both the New Jersey Assembly and Senate recently passed identical legislation that would ‎require insurers offering commercial coverage for loss or damage to property, including business ‎interruption, to provide insureds with a general summary of common insurance clauses in policies ‎for loss of use and occupancy of a commercial property, along with a disclosure relating to ‎pandemic and virus losses.‎

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Locke Lord QuickStudy: Excess Lines Association of New York Publishes Guidance on New York Group P&C Policies

On June 17th, the Excess Lines Association of New York (“ELANY”) published Bulletin No. 2019-19 (the “Bulletin”) detailing New York’s substantial restrictions on group property and casualty insurance policies. The Bulletin echoes some of the remarks at the most recent Surplus Lines Law Group Meeting where this author provided details on the growing regulatory concerns as to group P&C policies.

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Chairs and Vice Chairs of Task Forces and Working Groups of the NAIC’s Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee for 2019 Announced

Director Chlora Lindley-Myers (MO), 2019 Chair of the Market Regulation and Consumer ‎Affairs (D) Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), ‎announced on February 8, 2019 on a committee conference call the names of the regulators who ‎will act as Chairs and Vice Chairs of the D Committee’s Task Forces and Working Groups for ‎the coming year. ‎

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