Concerned about consumers when it comes to insurance? The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is accepting applications for the 2019 Consumer Liaison Program.
The deadline is October 31, 2018. Applicants will be selected in December and then notified in early 2019.
Julie Mix McPeak is the NAIC President and Tennessee’s Commissioner of Commerce and Insurance. She said, “The insight we get from consumer representatives is invaluable as we weigh the impact of changes to insurance regulation on the consumers in our states. They provide a unique perspective and voice, which is critical as we make decisions at the NAIC.”
If you’re not familiar with the program, the Consumer Liaison Program was set up in 1992 and gives consumers access and — more importantly — interaction with members of the NAIC. The program funds representatives of various groups and lets them participate in NAIC meetings by providing travel expenses.
Those consumer groups — national, state or local — must be set up to protect the interests of consumers as they relate to the regulation of insurance.
Stephen Taylor is Commissioner of the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking. He chairs the Consumer Liaison Committee and noted, “Partnering with consumer representatives ensures that we never lose sight of who we are working for U.S. consumers. Working with consumer advocates brings into focus our collective vision for protecting policyholders.”
More information regarding the NAIC’s Consumer Liaison Program and the application process is available online at: https://www.naic.org/consumer_participation.htm