By Julian Pecquet - 08/12/10 10:00 AM EDT
INSURANCE REGULATORS MEET: The National Association of Insurance Commissioners opens its annual meeting in Seattle Thursday.
The NAIC is tasked with helping define many insurance reform requirements, and it has a busy agenda to go over: http://bit.ly/96CfrY
On the menu for Thursday: Adoption of the new forms submitted by insurance companies to report quarterly and annual financial information to regulators, updated to take into consideration changes from the healthcare reform law.
Read The Hill's earlier story: http://bit.ly/dhbhzc
GLOBAL HEALTH: The Council on Foreign Relations announces its new interactive guide on global health policy: http://bit.ly/a7bkQ1
The guide examines the deficiencies in global health governance and offers concrete solutions for improvement. This is the latest component of the council's Global Governance Monitor after previous guides on climate change, nuclear nonproliferation, finance and oceans governance.
STATE IMPLEMENTATION: Maine launches website to explain health reform and Maine's plan for implementation: http://bit.ly/d2lvmi
HEALTH REFORM'S HIDDEN COSTS: Health insurers will face "debilitating impacts to their bottom lines" to meet the healthcare reform law's medical loss ratio requirements if their investment incomes decline significantly, according to Weiss Ratings.
Read the report: http://bit.ly/cdG3zE
NEW INSURANCE GROUP FORMED: The States Alliance for Balanced Insurance Regulation officially launched Wednesday to promote continued state regulation of insurance.
Read the press release: http://bit.ly/9Ls6Cs
MINE SAFETY: Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission hears mine safety cases: http://bit.ly/aaHqfg