SIIA Names Julie McPeak as Special Counsel to NAIC

December 1, 2010 -- The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) today announced that it has named Julie McPeak special counsel for the organization with specific responsibilities to represent SIIA on regulatory matters considered by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

Such matters are expected to include implementation details associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as well as the regulation of captive insurance companies and risk retention groups.

“We are very pleased that Julie will be joining our government relations team given her expertise and solid reputation within the self-insurance industry,” said SIIA Chief Operating Officer Mike Ferguson. “Her addition will nicely compliment our strong lobbying capabilities at the federal level.”

Ms. McPeak is a former insurance commissioner for the state of Kentucky. She currently is an attorney in the Nashville office of Burr & Forman LLP, one of the country’s top law firms with specific expertise in insurance law. Rounding out her unique qualifications, Ms. McPeak is a volunteer member of SIIA’s Alternative Risk Transfer Committee.

SIIA is a non-profit trade association that represents companies involved in the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer marketplace. Additional information about the association can be accessed on-line at, or by calling 800/851-7789.