The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) announces the appointment of Sally McCarty as one of its 18 consumer liaison representatives for 2007. McCarty’s nomination was advanced by the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), which now joins the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association as one of only a few voluntary health organizations with representatives at NAIC. McCarty is the Insurance and Advocacy Specialist at Hemophilia of Indiana, a chapter of NHF. She served as the Indiana Insurance Commissioner from June 1997 to July 2004.
“This NAIC program is critical to our consumer protection goals,” said Mike Kreidler, Washington Insurance Commissioner and Chair of the NAIC’s Consumer Board of Trustees. “The consumer liaison representatives play an increasingly important role in helping improve the insurance regulatory system.”
The committee’s mission is to “assist the NAIC in its mission to support state insurance regulation by providing consumer views on insurance regulatory issues.” As a consumer liaison rep, McCarty will interact with insurance commissioners from across the country and others in the insurance industry.
The bleeding disorders community has a unique understanding of the challenges Americans with chronic, high-cost conditions face in receiving and keeping adequate health insurance,” said Dr. Alan Kinniburgh, NHF CEO. “”Sally McCarty’s background will allow her to effectively communicate about the barriers to receiving quality healthcare to those responsible for shaping and enforcing insurance regulations across this country,” Kinniburgh said. “We are delighted and proud that NAIC has accepted this nomination.”
Source: NAIC news release dated February 16, 2007.