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NCOIL holds spring meeting under new leadership team

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Tom Considine, the chief executive officer of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), introduced Paul Penna, the group’s new executive director, last week in Little Rock, Ark., at the group’s spring meeting.

Penna previously was chief of staff at the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. He also has been executive director of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.

Considine, who took over as CEO of NCOIL in November, at the group’s annual meeting in San Antonio, is a former New Jersey banking and insurance commissioner.

NCOIL represents state lawmakers with an interest in insurance legislation. Traditionally, the group has competed for attention with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), a group for state insurance regulators.

At the spring meeting, NCOIL gave its Long-Term Care Tax Credit Model Act, which was first adopted by the NCOIL Executive Committee in 2001, a routine five-year renewal.

The Health, Long-Term Care and Health Retirement Issues Committee debated drafts of provider network adequacy and provider directory accuracy models, and drafts of telemedicine licensure and reimbursement models.