Insurance Govt. Relations/ Regulatory

For more information about our Insurance – Government Relations and Regulatory Compliance Practice Group, contact:

Jane L. Cline, Director of Public Policy
304.720.4072
jcline@spilmanlaw.com

H. Dill Battle III
304.340.3823
hdbattle@spilmanlaw.com

Practice Group Roster

Clients of the Insurance Government Relations and Regulatory Compliance Practice Group have included national trade associations of property/casualty, health and life insurers, the state association of property and casualty insurers, the state association of health maintenance organizations, the state life and health insurance guaranty associations, and the state health maintenance organization guaranty association.

Our work has included representation before the West Virginia Legislature and before various agencies of state government, including the Office of the West Virginia Insurance Commissioner, the Governor’s Office, the Department of Health and Human Resources, and the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Examples of the legislative representation we have provided to insurers include:

  • Drafting legislation and working to achieve enactment
  • Monitoring and reporting on legislative issues
  • Successfully amending or defeating adverse legislation
  • Working with the Governor's office on various legislation
  • Working with the Insurance Commissioner on various legislation
  • Serving on appointed task forces on various issues
  • Speaking at conferences, public hearings and seminars
  • Organizing and administering trade associations
We have also represented insurers in the following administrative and regulatory arenas:

  • Rate and form filings
  • Interfacing with the Office of the Insurance Commissioner
  • Formation and sale of insurance companies
  • Comments on informational letters and rulings from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner
  • Opinion letters
  • Obtaining relief from vague or onerous regulations
  • Involvement in insurer insolvency matters
  • Involvement in NOLHGA's members' participation council
Reputation, experience, contacts and access are our keys to success. The firm maintains strong and long-standing personal contacts within the West Virginia Legislature and the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. We recognize the value of achieving our clients’ goals and provide outcome-based services.


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