NAIC TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT INSURANCE ISSUES AT HISPANIC JOURNALISTS CONVENTION


14 Jun 2007 [11:04h]     Bookmark and Share



With the various types of insurance coverage available to consumers these days it is often difficult to decipher what type of coverage is necessary to properly protect individuals and families.

As part of a continuous effort to educate Spanish-speaking consumers on insurance issues, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) will participate in the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) 2007 Convention. 

The Convention and 25th Anniversary will be held June 14 – 15 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

Jason Kimbrough, Deputy Press Secretary with the California Department of Insurance, will be available to speak with Hispanic journalists about insurance issues affecting the Hispanic community on Thursday, June 14, at the NAIC exhibit booth No. 229 in the Expo Hall.

“We’re thrilled to participate in this year’s memorable convention as the NAHJ celebrates its 25th Anniversary,” Kimbrough said. “As the Hispanic population continues to grow in California and across the country, it is critical that we educate the community on insurance issues and how to protect themselves from fraudulent insurance practices.”

To better educate insurance consumers, the NAIC launched a Spanish-language version of Insure U, an education–based consumer Web site, in February 2007. The site, www.insureuonline.org/espanol, is organized by life stage to help Hispanic consumers get smart about insurance and better understand their evolving insurance needs.

The public education effort includes a new Spanish-language television and radio public service announcement (PSA), similar to the NAIC’s English-language PSA, offered to educate the public on how to avoid becoming a victim of fake insurance company scams.

Who: Jason Kimbrough, Deputy Press Secretary of the California Department of Insurance; Vanessa Sink, Communications Specialist, NAIC
What: NAHJ 2007 Convention and 25th Anniversary
When: June 14 – 15, 2007
Where: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, Calif.

About the NAIC

Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, 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 the five U.S. territories. The NAIC’s overriding objective is to assist state insurance regulators in protecting consumers and helping maintain the financial stability of the insurance industry by offering financial, actuarial, legal, computer, research, market conduct and economic expertise. Formed in 1871, the NAIC is the oldest association of state officials. For more than 135 years, state-based insurance supervision has served the needs of consumers, industry and the business of insurance at-large by ensuring hands-on, frontline protection for consumers, while providing insurers the uniform platforms and coordinated systems they need to compete effectively in an ever-changing marketplace. For more information, visit NAIC on the Web at: http://www.naic.org/press_home.htm.


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