The insurance industry and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners are mobilizing to thwart an effort to add an amendment repealing the McCarran-Ferguson Act to legislation scheduled to be taken up by the House Monday.
Industry trade groups held a meeting Wednesday at the offices of the American Insurance Association in Washington.
It is unclear who attended, according to several people involved in the campaign, because many participated through telephone.
Industry officials refused to comment, saying it was premature.
But those invited included the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents, the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, the American Council of Life Insurers, and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
The groups have also prepared a flier they intend to circulate to all members of the House in anticipation that Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. will introduce the amendment to repeal McCarran-Ferguson for medical-liability insurance, along with health insurance.
The overall bill is H.R. 452, legislation that would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.