Scott Sinder

Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Scott Sinder authors the Legal Ease column in Leader's Edge magazine, providing plain spoken analysis on issues relating to insurance brokers and the insurance industry. Sinder is a partner of the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP and is general counsel to The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers. He actively represents trade associations and companies on a wide range of issues in state and federal trial and appellate courts, in state legislatures and Congress, and before regulatory agencies. Current projects include legislative and regulatory work on a wide range of issues affecting insurance agents and brokers including post-enactment regulatory work related to the implementation of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act. Sinder received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, his M.P.P. from the University of Michigan Institute of Public Policy Studies and his A.B. from the University of Michigan.

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    Market Traitor

    Keep your business from touching Iran’s market or face tough U.S. and EU sanctions.

  • Prep Work

    Federal emergency preparedness programs may reduce insurance premiums and potential liability, and give everyone greater peace of mind.

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    NAIC Miracles

    Moving quickly to implement surplus lines reform is nothing short of a miracle for the NAIC.

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    The One

    Surplus lines brokers will no longer fight with 52 different regulators to achieve some sanity with regulation. Now they can deal with a single state regula

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    Young and Old

    When it comes to healthcare reform, it pays to be grandfathered and it pays to be under 26 and on your parent’s group policy.

  • Medicare Tax Subsidy Cut

    Will hit public company earnings in 2013.

  • New Rules for Highly Paid Workers

    Healthcare reform expands impact of old tax regs.

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    Challenging Times

    Constitutional challenges to healthcare reform will fail; Congress has both the right to regulate interstate commerce and to tax those who refuse to pay.

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    End Game

    Washington’s moves on healthcare will push states to act, one way or the other.

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