August 4, 2014

Chief Insurance Regulator Huff welcomes regulators to Missouri for IRES Foundation's Joint Market Regulation Forum

Event sells out with more than 500 attendees

Jefferson City, Mo. - Missouri Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff welcomed more than 500 regulators and industry participants to Missouri at the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society Foundation's Joint Market Regulation Forum. The event started today and runs through Wednesday in St. Louis.

Huff served as the keynote speaker for the forum and is joined by the department's Market Regulation Division Director Angela Nelson and Chief Market Conduct Examiner Jim Mealer, who are serving as faculty.

"It is a privilege to welcome colleagues and industry leaders to Missouri for such an important event that promotes professionalism and standards for market conduct reviews," Huff said. "The forum provides an opportunity for state regulators to come together to discuss best practices so that we can better serve consumers and industry."

The IRES Foundation funds nonprofit educational and designation programs for insurance regulators and industry. The forum and IRES Foundation designation programs cultivate professionalism. The forum is an opportunity for regulators from around the country to share best practices and educate the industry about state-based regulatory efforts.

About the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of financial industries and professionals. The department's seven divisions work to enforce state regulations both efficiently and effectively while encouraging a competitive environment for industries and professions to ensure consumers have access to quality products.

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