Notice of Public Meeting and Executive Session of the Arizona Life & Disability Insurance Guaranty Fund

NEW AGENCY


Arizona Department of Insurance
100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 261

Phoenix, AZ  85007-2630


Starting July 1, 2020, we became the
Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions (DIFI).


Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02 and A.R.S. § 20-690(B), notice is hereby given to the members of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Life and Disability Insurance Guaranty Fund (ALDIGF) and to the public that the Board of Directors of ALDIGF will hold its Annual Meeting, which will be open to the public, at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, in the Arizona Department of Insurance Conference Room, 100 N. 15th Avenue, Suite 304, Phoenix, Arizona 85007.

Some members of the Board may attend the meeting telephonically.

As indicated in the agenda, the ALDIGF Board may vote to go into executive session, which will not be open to the public, to discuss certain matters.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

1. Announcement that the meeting will be conducted in accordance with ALDIGF’s Conflict of Interest and Anti-Trust Compliance Policies.

2. Discussion and possible action regarding disclosures of conflicts of interest procedures.

3. Review and approval of the minutes of the ALDIGF Board meeting held May 14, 2019.

4. Executive session, pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(2) and A.R.S. § 20-689 for the purpose of receiving information about and discussion of the financial condition of one or more member insurers for which ALDIGF has not been activated.

5. Report concerning activities with respect to the detection and prevention of insolvencies.

6. Election of officers and appointment of standing committees.

7. Financial reports and any action or discussion related thereto as follows:

A. Performance of ALDIGF’s investment portfolio through October 31, 2019;

B. The financial condition of ALDIGF as of October 31, 2019.

8. Report concerning claims and other activity with regard to member insurers for which ALDIGF has been activated, and any discussion, consideration or action related thereto:

A. Executive Life Insurance Company of New York (ELNY);

B. Life and Health Insurance Company of America (LHICA);

C. Lincoln Memorial Life Insurance Company (LML);

D. Meritus Mutual Health Partners (Meritus Mutual);

E. National States Insurance Company (NSIC);

F. Penn Treaty Network America Insurance Company (Penn Treaty) and American Network Insurance Company (ANIC);

i. Claim payments and premium collections;

ii. Funding due March 1, 2020.

G. Standard Life Insurance Company of Indiana (SLIC);

H. Senior American Insurance Company

I. Claims appeals.

9. Report, discussion and possible action concerning assessment for the Disability Account.

10. Report, discussion and possible action about using an electronic payment system for assessments.

11. Status report, discussion and possible action concerning the following:

A. Payment of NOLHGA assessments for the first quarter of 2019 in the amount of $71,868.00 and the second quarter of 2019 in the amount of $57,976.00;

B. ALDIGF Plan of Operation;

C. Contracts with banks, investment managers, auditors and other servicing facilities;

D. ALDIGF Administrative, Life and Annuity Accounts.

12. Report and discussion regarding division legislation enacted in Illinois and other states, and possible implications to ALDIGF.

13. Report, discussion and possible action regarding GAO reporting and change in accounting/reporting method.

14. Additional executive session, if necessary, pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(3), to confer with counsel concerning any item included within this agenda.

15. Date, Time and Place of Board meetings to be held during the ensuing year.

16. Call to the public. This is the time for the public to comment. The Board may not discuss items that are not on the agenda. Therefore, action taken as a result of any public comment will be limited to directing staff to study the matter or scheduling the matter for further discussion and decision at a later date.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the Arizona Department of Insurance Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, (602) 364-3764. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Dated this 4th day of November, 2019.

ARIZONA LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE GUARANTY FUND

/s/ Tod D. Lashway

Chair of the Board.

Priority: 
Life and Disability Insurance Guaranty Fund
Notice Of Combined Public Meeting and Executive Session of the Arizona Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

Pursuant to ARS §§ 38-431.02(C) and (G) and 20-367, notice is hereby given to the members of the Arizona Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) and to the General Public that the WCAB will hold a meeting open to the public at:

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on August 3, 2020

In light of current issues with COVID 19, this meeting will be held virtually. Instructions on how the public may participate in this meeting are below.


For additional information, please call (602) 364-2171 or contact the Department at [email protected].


The following options will be available for public attendance. Details on available options and associated instructions are included below:
Google Meet - Join by phone: (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 831 875 509 9958#
Google Meet - Video Link: https://meet.google.com/vzo-ijde-dhb
(Those using a browser other than Google Chrome may need to copy and paste this link into their
browser.)


**NOTE: Members of the public do not need to have a Google account to participate in this meeting.**
*Please note that members of the public that choose to utilize Google Meet must keep their
microphone muted for the duration of the meeting. If a member of the public wishes to speak,
they may unmute their microphone by pressing *6.

As indicated in the Agenda, pursuant to ARS § 38-431.03(A)(3), the WCAB may vote to go into
Executive Session, which will not be open to the public, to confer with counsel and obtain legal
advice.

The Agenda for the meeting is as follows:

 

  1. Call to order by the WCAB Vice Chairperson.

  2. Introduction of board members.

  3. Introduction of any members of the public.

  4. Adoption of minutes of previous WCAB meeting, if applicable.

  5. *Board members disclosure of any conflict of interest associated with appeal. 

  6. Presentation of HSL Asset Management LLC. Docket No 20W-018-INS., appeal together with questions from the WCAB.

  7. Response or comments by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) or any insurer involved.

  8. Discussion of the appeal by the WCAB.

  9. Executive Session. The WCAB may vote to hold an Executive Session for the purpose of obtaining legal advice concerning any item within this Notice and Agenda pursuant to ARS § 38-431.03(A)(3).

  10. WCAB advises Appellant regarding appeal.

  11. Call to the Public. This is the time for the public to comment. Members of the WCAB may not discuss items not listed on the Agenda. Action taken as a result of public comment will be limited to directing staff to study the matter or scheduling the matter for further consideration and decision at a later date.

  12. Adjourn.

 

*Added to the agenda on 7/28/20