Conference Call
Kris DeFrain, Conductor
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
11:00: a.m. PT/ 12:00 p.m. MT/ 1:00 p.m. CT/ 2:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour

Conference Calls
Kris DeFrain, Conductor
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018
12:00 p.m. PT/ 1:00 p.m. MT/ 2:00 p.m. CT/ 3:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour

Conference Call
Kris DeFrain, Conductor
Friday, October 19, 2018
1:00: p.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. MT/ 3:00 p.m. CT/ 4:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour


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Speed to Market (EX) Working Group


The mission of the Speed to Market (EX) Working Group is to 1) serve as the NAIC focal point for modernization of the insurance product filing and review processes; 2) monitor the development and implementation of speed to market efficiencies and the System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing (SERFF); and 3) provide support to the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission (IIPRC) for initiatives that require uniformity and policy changes within the states, where necessary.

2018 Charges

The Speed to Market (EX) Working Group will:

  1. Provide a forum for discussion of and oversee the implementation and ongoing maintenance/enhancement of, speed to market operational efficiencies related to product filing needs, efficiencies and effective consumer protection. Report the results of this ongoing charge at each national meeting.
  2. Provide a forum for the review, discussion and recommendation of rate and form filing needs as impacted by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), specifically related to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the federal Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), including support and guidance regarding the System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing (SERFF) enhancements necessary for the states to comply with state law, federal law and/or contractual obligations.
  3. Provide direction to, receive input from and hear reports concerning the SERFF Advisory Board activity related to SERFF.
  4. Provide direction to NAIC staff regarding SERFF functionality, implementation, development and enhancements.
  5. Use SERFF data to develop, refine, implement, collect and distribute common filing metrics that provide a tool to measure the success of the speed to market modernization efforts as measured by nationwide and individual state speed to market compliance, with an emphasis on monitoring state regulatory and insurer responsibilities for speed to market for insurance products. Report at each national meeting.
  6. Facilitate proposed changes to the product coding matrices (PCMs) and the uniform transmittal document (UTD) on an annual basis, including the review, approval and notification of changes. Monitor, assist with and report on state implementation of any PCM changes.
  7. Facilitate the review and revision of the Product Filing Review Handbook, which contains an overview of all of the operational efficiency tools and describes best practices for industry filers and state reviewers with regard to the rate and form filing and review process.
  8. Conduct the following activities as desired by the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission (IIPRC):
    1. Provide support to the IIPRC as the speed to market vehicle for asset-based insurance products, encouraging the states’ participation in, and the industry's usage of the IIPRC.
    2. Receive a report from the IIPRC at each national meeting.
  9. Provide a forum to gather information from the states and the industry regarding tools, policies and resolutions to assist with common filing issues. Provide oversight in evaluating product filing efficiency issues for state insurance regulators and the industry, particularly with regard to uniformity.