Information Systems (EX1) Task Force
Conference Call (in lieu of meeting at the Fall National Meeting)
Thursday, November 9, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST

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The purpose of the National Technical Architecture for State Based Insurance Regulation (NTASBIR, or NTA) is to discuss and communicate standards and techniques for use by the NAIC, States, industry and other stakeholders such as those that may arise from efforts related to Health Care Reform. You can view The NTA may be viewed here.

The NAIC Technical Reference Model (TRM) and is more detailed listing of technologies that is in place to support the NTA. As NAIC continues to build innovative and cost effective service capabilities to support its mission, there is a need to identify and classify the standards, specifications and technologies used in the construction, exchange (NTA focuses only on exchange) and delivery of such business and application capabilities.  The TRM will be the communication mechanism serving this purpose. You can view The TRM may be viewed here.

 

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Information Systems (EX1) Task Force

 

The following Working Groups report to the Information Systems Task Force. Please see the working group's pages for specific information and charges.

2017 Charges

The mission of the Information Systems (EX1) Task Force is to 1) provide regulator-based technology expertise to the Internal Administration (EX1) Subcommittee; and 2) support committee activities and objectives, which includes ensuring that the technology resources of the NAIC are deployed in such a manner to support the core values of service, results, value and communication by:

Ongoing Support of NAIC Programs, Products or Services

  1. The Information Systems (EX1) Task Force will:
    1. Serve as the Internal Administration (EX1) Subcommittee’s project-independent technology monitor and consultant. This involves overseeing the activities of the Technical Consulting (EX1) Working Group and monitoring the development, deployment and operation of information technology (IT) by and for the NAIC and, based on this effort, providing reports and recommendations to the Subcommittee as appropriate. To achieve this, the Task Force will receive regular portfolio reports from the technology staff of each strategic IT project and provide a structure for the states to collaborate on technology initiatives.
    2. Maintain and monitor the use of the National Technical Architecture standards for state-based insurance regulation.
    3. Provide consultation to the NAIC technology staff, and provide interpretation of intent and specific technology direction where needed. For example, from time to time, the staff may request approval of a specific technology approach, such as a proposal to drop support for a particular version of software. The Task Force will provide direction in such matters, either directly or through a working group.
    4. Serve as a regulator sponsor for projects involving technology only when they support the business areas of more than one other standing committee.
    5. Monitor the organization and utilization of the NAIC Information Technology Group and the other NAIC IT personnel and resources and, based on this effort, provide reports and recommendations to the Internal Administration (EX1) Subcommittee as appropriate. This may include review of technology planning documents.
    6. Provide direction and oversight of the NAIC State Technology Survey.
    7. Provide regulator technology consultation to NAIC committees, task forces and working groups as requested.
  2. The Technical Consulting (EX1) Working Group will:
    1. Review, with technical recommendations for the Subcommittee, Business and Fiscal Impact Statements (BFIS) and project requests that involve technology being submitted to the Subcommittee or directly to the Executive (EX) Committee to ensure proposals meet the expectations for IT regulator review, including placing special emphasis on promoting overall efficiencies of cost and operation and promoting interoperability among different systems; providing technology reports and recommendations as appropriate during BFIS and project request approval processes; and, if approved, thereafter monitoring implementation and ongoing effectiveness.

2018 Proposed Charges

  1. The Information Systems (EX1) Task Force will:
    1. Serve as the Internal Administration (EX1) Subcommittee's project-independent technology monitor and consultant. This involves overseeing the activities of the Technical Consulting (EX1) Working Group and monitoring the development, deployment and operation of information technology (IT) by and for the NAIC and, based on this effort, providing reports and recommendations to the Subcommittee as appropriate. To achieve this, the Task Force will receive regular portfolio reports from the technology staff of each strategic IT project and provide a structure for the states to collaborate on technology initiatives.
    2. Maintain and monitor the use of the National Technical Architecture standards for state-based insurance regulation.
    3. Provide consultation to the NAIC technology staff, and provide interpretation of intent and specific technology direction where needed. For example, from time to time, the staff may request approval of a specific technology approach, such as a proposal to drop support for a particular version of software. The Task Force will provide direction in such matters, either directly or through a working group.
    4. Serve as a regulator sponsor for projects involving technology only when they support the business areas of more than one other standing committee.
    5. Monitor the organization and utilization of the NAIC Information Technology Group and the other NAIC IT personnel and resources and, based on this effort, provide reports and recommendations to the Internal Administration (EX1) Subcommittee as appropriate. This may include review of technology planning documents.
    6. Provide direction and oversight of the NAIC State Technology Survey.
    7. Provide regulator technology consultation to NAIC committees, task forces and working groups as requested.
  2. The Technical Consulting (EX1) Working Group will:
    1. Review, with technical recommendations for the Subcommittee: 1) Fiscal Impact Statements Appendix A, if the project involves a technology component exceeding $100,000 or 1,150 hours of technology staff development and is not limited to the support of the internal operations; and 2) project requests that involve technology being submitted to the Subcommittee or directly to the Executive (EX) Committee. Ensure such proposals meet the expectations for IT regulator review, including placing special emphasis on promoting overall efficiencies of cost and operation and promoting interoperability among different systems; providing technology reports and recommendations as appropriate during fiscal and project request approval processes; and, if approved, thereafter monitoring implementation and ongoing effectiveness.