NAIC Reveals 5 Regulatory Priorities for 2021

Link: https://insurance-forums.com/health/long-term-care/naic-reveals-5-regulatory-priorities-for-2021/

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Race & Insurance — The insurance regulatory system, and insurance in general, reflects the society it protects. Through our special committee on race and insurance we will continue to ensure the availability and affordability of insurance products for persons of color and historically underrepresented groups and promote diversity and inclusion within our sector.

Climate Risk & Resiliency — The NAIC is committed to working with state, federal and international stakeholders to coordinate climate-related risk and resiliency assessments, disclosures, and evaluation initiatives so that each state has the information, policies, and tools that promote resiliency and ensure stable insurance markets for its citizens.

Author(s): Insurance Forums Staff

Publication Date: 17 February 2021

Publication Site: Insurance Forums

CVS, Walgreens Look for Big Data Reward From Covid-19 Vaccinations

Link: https://www.wsj.com/articles/cvs-walgreens-look-for-big-data-reward-from-covid-19-vaccinations-11614681180?mod=djemwhatsnews

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Administering Covid-19 vaccines comes with a valuable perk for retail pharmacies: access to troves of consumer data.

Chains such as CVS Health Corp., Walmart Inc. and Walgreens-Boots Alliance, Inc. are collecting data from millions of customers as they sign up for shots, enrolling them in patient systems and having recipients register customer profiles.

The retailers say they are using the information to promote their stores and services, tailor marketing and keep in touch with consumers. The companies also say the information is critical in streamlining vaccinations and improving record-keeping, while ensuring only qualified people are receiving shots.

Author(s): Sharon Terlep

Publication Date: 2 March 2021

Publication Site: Wall Street Journal