Friday, November 21, 2014

Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger receives national association award

KANSAS CITY, KAN. — Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance, received the President’s Award earlier this week from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). The award is for Distinguished NAIC Member Leadership.

In making the award, current NAIC President Adam Hamm, insurance commissioner from North Dakota, said of Commissioner Praeger, “During her 12 years in office, she has shaped policy, built consensus and been a friend to all of us in this room.

As NAIC President, she set a vision for collaboration and cooperation and navigated this body through some of the most contentious policy debates.  Her ability to work through tough issues is matched only by her compassion and respect for her colleagues.”

Commissioner Praeger received the award at the NAIC Fall meeting in Washington, D.C on Sunday, Nov. 16. The NAIC has representatives from each of the insurance departments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.

“I am deeply humbled by the recognition my fellow commissioners have given me,” Commissioner Praeger said.  “It is truly an honor to work with them on behalf of insurance consumers throughout the United States.”

Commissioner Praeger was president of NAIC in 2008, and has been Chair of the NAIC Health and Managed Care Committee numerous times during her tenure as commissioner.

She is a three-term, elected statewide official who is retiring in January 2015.