FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NAIC NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2013 CONSUMER
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 31, 2012) — The National
Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is currently accepting
applications for the 2013 Consumer Liaison Program.
Established in 1992, the Consumer Liaison Program promotes consumer
representation and interaction with NAIC members by providing funding for
qualified representatives to participate in NAIC meetings.
"Now in its 20th year, the NAIC’s Consumer Liaison Program has been a
vital and long-standing part of our consumer protection objectives,"
said Kevin M. McCarty, NAIC President and Florida Insurance Commissioner.
"The representatives provide a valuable consumer perspective to our
discussions. All individuals who are interested in taking on this unique
opportunity to help improve the regulatory system are encouraged to apply.”
The NAIC defines a consumer organization as a national, state, or local
organization that serves to protect the interests of consumers as they
relate to the regulation of insurance. In order to qualify for such
funding, an individual candidate must:
- Commit to
representing consumer interests in insurance regulation;
- Represent a
- Fully participate in
NAIC national meetings and related conference calls;
expertise and experience on insurance-related issues addressed by the
- Be free of
obligations or commitments to an industry that conflict with his/her
responsibilities to represent consumer interests; and
- Require NAIC funding
in order to fully participate in NAIC national meetings and conference
Individuals who represent consumer organizations which do not want or
need to request funding can apply for an unfunded consumer representative
application deadline is Oct. 31, 2012. All applicants are required to
complete the application and attach all documents requested. Applicants
will be notified in mid-December of 2012 regarding their selection as
funded or unfunded consumer representatives.
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additional information about the NAIC's Consumer Liaison Program and the
application process for either a funded or unfunded consumer
About the NAIC
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the U.S.
standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed
by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of
Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance
regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer review, and
coordinate their regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts
and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and
internationally. NAIC members, together with the central resources of the
NAIC, form the national system of state-based insurance regulation in the
U.S. For more information, visit www.naic.org.
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