WHAT WE DO:
Formed in 1871, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is a voluntary organization of the chief insurance regulatory officials of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. With offices in Washington, D.C, Kansas City, Mo., and New York City, the NAIC serves the needs of the public and the industry, with an overriding objective of supporting state insurance regulators as they protect consumers and maintain the financial stability of the insurance marketplace.
Insurance is generally one of the largest monthly financial considerations for American families. Helping the public understand the financial impact of insurance is an integral part of our consumer education initiatives.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Insure U — Consumer Education Program
The NAIC created the Insure U - Get Smart About Insurance program to help consumers make educated decisions about insurance. Insure U offers unbiased and reliable consumer resources on its website, www.InsureUonline.org. Since individual coverage needs vary, materials are provided for various life situations: Young Singles, Young Families, Established Families, Empty Nesters, Single Parents, Domestic Partners, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Military Families. Consumers can review material related to insurance coverage on different life stages, view public service announcements, take quizzes and print a diploma upon successful completion of the program. Many materials are also available in Spanish.
The NAIC develops and distributes consumer alerts that cover a wide range of topics. These include timely weather-related alerts, financial considerations such as protecting against identity theft, tips for small-businesses owners, and explanations of complicated issues such as Medicare Part D. The NAIC also offers auto, home and life insurance buyers guides — available at no cost to consumers.
Consumer Information Source
The NAIC’s Consumer Information Source (CIS) provides information about insurance companies that consumers can use before purchasing insurance. This site allows consumers to review information about insurance companies, including closed insurance complaints, licensing information and key financial data.
WHAT WE NEED:
By participating in the NAIC’s national network of partners, state insurance regulators hope to build broader awareness of insurance issues and expand the reach and distribution of our consumer education resources/materials. The NAIC is always looking for innovative ways to distribute announcements, publicize new consumer initiatives and promote insurance as an important component of financial literacy.
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