Federal Insurance Office

Federal Insurance Office
Federal Insurance Office (FIO)
Created on July 22, 2010 under Title V of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act), the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) is a department within the US Department of the Treasury. The director of the FIO is appointed by the Treasury Secretary and is a non-voting member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC). The duties of the FIO include:
• Monitoring all aspects of the insurance industry.
• Recommending to the FSOC that it designate an insurance company as an entity that should be subject to enhanced prudential standards.
• Recommending to the Treasury Secretary (together with the Federal Reserve Board and in consultation with the FDIC) that the FDIC be appointed as a receiver of a failing insurance company.
For more information on the FIO and the Dodd-Frank Act generally, see Articles, Summary of the Dodd-Frank Act: Regulatory Structure (www.practicallaw.com/4-502-7974) and Road Map to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (www.practicallaw.com/3-502-8479).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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