Wolters Kluwer Compliance Solutions and the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) have entered into a new agreement to provide member companies direct access to APCIA Bulletins via Extensible Markup Language (XML) produced by Wolters Kluwer, allowing member companies to enhance their insurance compliance capabilities. Provided via NILS™ Feed Plus technology, the content enables members to readily incorporate regulatory updates into their existing compliance platforms.
With this new collaboration, Wolters Kluwer has licensed from APCIA the exclusive rights to commercialize APCIA Bulletins, thereby expediting delivery of timely regulatory content to APCIA member insurance companies.
“In recent years, keeping pace with the growing volume, scope, and complexity of ever-changing regulatory content across all jurisdictions in which an insurance company operates has become an increasingly daunting and formidable process,” said Steve Meirink, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Compliance Solutions. “APCIA members will benefit from the combined regulatory compliance expertise and capabilities of Wolters Kluwer and APCIA.”
NILS Feed Plus offers a time-saving and comprehensive means for managing insurers’ regulatory change risks. Based on an industry-leading insurance regulatory compliance database, the solution provides users a prioritized summary and recommended requirements for insurance-related legislative and regulatory changes. These changes have been tailored to meet insurance compliance search parameters by state, line of business and business function and are delivered in a user-friendly format to help insurers effectively monitor the regulatory environment and implement to maintain compliance.
“Even for those with experienced compliance staff, insurers today are in a difficult position, given the high demand on resources to handle the considerable volume and complexity of regulatory changes—including interpreting how, where and when these changes need to be applied within their business lines,” said Carol Emory, vice president, compliance information at APCIA. “We are excited to augment our existing regulatory compliance capabilities for APCIA members through this arrangement with Wolters Kluwer, which enhances our members’ ability to obtain timely notification and thorough insights to regulatory changes that impact their business.”