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ERM & Emerging Risks

APCIA Establishes Forum on Emerging Insurance Risks, Opportunities and Issues impacting Enterprise Risk Management

Chief risk officers and other high-level risk managers at insurance companies are facing a broad range of emerging issues that could significantly impact the insurance enterprise and possibly the industry. Recognizing the growing importance of the insurer's risk management process and strategy, APCIA established a new member committee as a forum where those with primary responsibility for overseeing emerging risks can garner a better understanding of the key challenges and opportunities ahead.

The committee will address multi-faceted, emerging risks and opportunities such as cyber and the internet of things, autonomous vehicle technologies, legalization of marijuana, opioid usage trends, changes to insurance capital standards and other emerging enterprise risk management topics. This web page will offer related information, webcasts, publications and other resources.

For questions about the APCIA ERM & Emerging Risks Committee or other related matters, please contact David Kodama, assistant vice president, research.

Latest News | View all

Emerging Risk - Autonomous Vehicles
October 2019 summary of legislative and regulatory activity on AVs at the state and federal levels as well as a "news and notes" section containing links to studies and articles related to self-driving technology.

Emerging Risks – Legislative Action on Privacy, Reviver, Risk-Based Pricing/Underwriting
APCIA summary of legislative activity as of October 11, 2019, including a review of the 2019 Enacted Legislation

Emerging Risk – Data Privacy
CA Consumer Privacy Act introduces new privacy rights: right to know what PI a business has collected about them; how the business uses and discloses the data; and, right to request that the business delete that information.

Emerging Risk – 7 factors that could drive enterprise risk management in 2030
The world of the CRO has been changing rapidly over the past decade and is likely to continue changing significantly over the next 10 years.

Emerging Risk – Innovation; Rating Agencies
AM Best releases an updated draft of its new criteria procedure, "Scoring and Assessing Innovation" and proposed revisions to Best's Credit Rating Methodology.

Emerging Risk - Autonomous Vehicles
September 2019 summary of legislative and regulatory activity on Autonomous Vehicles at the state and federal levels as well as a "news and notes" section containing links to studies and articles related to self-driving technology.

APCIA Survey


APCIA Annual Meeting, October 20-22, Boston MA
"Present at the Creation: The Past, Present, and Future of TRIA," will be one of the featured panel discussions on the meeting agenda.

APCIA: P/C Insurers Reports New Record Surplus in First-Half 2019 as Stock Market Recovers
Private U.S. p/c insurers' surplus reached a new record of $802.2 billion in the first half of 2019, pushed up by insurers' income and unrealized capital gains.

APCIA: "Cyber Security and Data Breach Requirements for Insurers" tops the list in the 2019 Emerging Risks Survey
ERM Committee members were asked to identify the top 5 emerging risks that are most top-of-mind and relevant to their enterprise risk management duties.

APCIA Enterprise Risk Management Committee Conference, June 20
The inaugural in-person meeting of the APCIA Enterprise Risk Management Committee was held on June 20, at APCIA's headquarters building in Washington, DC. 

APCIA Webinar: The Underwriter of the Future - REPLAY
The March 28 presentation explored insurers’ use of big data, RPA, AI and machine learning. A recording of the webinar and a copy of the slides are available for APCIA members.

APCIA ERM Webinar: The Risk Management of Cyber Security and Data Protection Regulations
The slide deck presented on March 8, is available to APCIA members. Members also have access to a replay of the webinar until April 11.

Industry Events

NAIC: Fall National Meeting, December 6-10, Austin, TX
The APCIA will cover numerous meetings related to property and casualty issues.

NAIC: Summer National Meeting, August 2-6, New York, NY – Wrap-Up Summary
The APCIA covered numerous meetings related to property and casualty issues.

A.M. Best Webinar: (Playback) How Insurers Are Transforming Their Business through Data, Machine Learning and AI
A panel discussion examines new technologies in underwriting to claims management to customer interactions and how insurers can keep pace with customers and competitors.

S&P Global Podcast: The Environmental, Social and Governance trends that will shape 2019

Mayer Brown Teleconference: (Replay) US Public Company Climate Change Disclosures: Where Do We Stand?

NAIC CIPR Webinar: InsurTech: Technology and Innovation in the Insurance Sector - REPLAY
A presentation was heard on the current InsurTech landscape, including business models and the future direction of the market. A panel discussion followed that examined steps the NAIC and state insurance departments have taken to foster innovation and lessons learned from startups working with state insurance regulators.

Federal/National International 

Congress to Consider International Insurance Standards Act of 2019
H.R. 4835 provides that the U.S. would refuse to agree to any standard or agreement if determined the existing U.S. regulatory system would not satisfy the proposed measure. 

Treasury and Federal Reserve Issues Report on International Regulatory Engagement
The report outlines the roles and programs of the IAIS, FSB and OECD and includes commitments to continuing to push for greater transparency.

APCIA Files Joint Trades Letter in Support of the SAFE Banking Act
HR 1595 would provide safe harbor for insurers engaging in insurance transactions related to cannabis that are otherwise permissible under state law.

TRIA Reauthorization Hearing Held by Senate Banking Committee - SUMMARY
On June 18, the Senate Committee held a hearing on the support for the TRIA program and the importance of starting the reauthorization debate early. 

Federal Insurance Office Release 2019 TRIA Small Insurer Report
Mandatory study of small insurers participating in the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program identifies competitive challenges in the terrorism  risk insurance marketplace.

Senate Commerce Committee Addresses Drug-Impaired Driving, Autonomous Vehicles, Infrastructure – Summary

Asset Risk: FSOC Discusses Concern With Deteriorating Corporate Debt Credit Quality
APCIA finds that while industry's exposure to lower-rated bonds has steadily increased, potential downgrades would have a manageable impact on p-c insurers' balance sheets. 

FDA Holds First Public Hearing on Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products
FDA hearing "to obtain scientific data and information about the safety, manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale of products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds." 

State Legislative/Regulatory News | View all

New Hampshire Enacts SB-194, Insurance Data Security Law
NH establishes standards for data security, the investigation of a cybersecurity event, and notification of a breach to the insurance commissioner.

Delaware Enacts The Insurance Data Security Act
DE establishes standards for data security for Insurance Code licensees, and standards for the investigation of and notification to the Commissioner of a cybersecurity event affecting licensees.

Alaska Enacts Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Act
AK House Bill 78 requires insurers or insurance groups domiciled in the state to file a CGAD.

Connecticut Enacts HB-7424, Insurance Data Security Law
The state's budget bill enacts the Insurance Data Security Law and takes effect October 1, 2020.

Mississippi Issues Compliance Guide for Insurance Data Security Act
MS DOI issues bulletin 2019-4 to guide compliance with MS Senate Bill 2831, the Insurance Data Security Act (effective July 1, 2019).

Ohio Omnibus Bill Enacts NAIC Insurance Data Security Model Law
Senate Bill 273 was signed by the governor on Dec. 19, with effective date March 20, 2019.

Michigan Enacts NAIC Insurance Data Security Model Law
Michigan enacted House Bill 6491, the NAIC's Insurance Data Security Model Law, and House Bill 6406, which preempts entities and persons regulated pursuant to the Insurance Code from the Identity Theft Protection Act.