The NAIC works closely with consumer representatives to assist state regulators in their primary objective of protecting insurance consumers. Listed below are three ways consumers or consumer organizations can participate directly in NAIC national meetings and other deliberations. Individuals who are selected from the applications received will be notified in December.
*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. Their participation at NAIC meetings should represent a consumer perspective and should be based on their desire to collect and/or impart information of mutual concern and interest to insurance consumers and regulators. One measure of whether an organization represents a consumer perspective is its source of funding. By definition, an organization that receives significant funding from the insurance industry is not a consumer organization.
2017 Consumer Representatives’ Contact Lists (With Areas of Interest and Expertise) for Public Use
Conflict of Interest Statement
Please note that every applicant must submit a Conflict of Interest form and an application along with all required attachments.
Online Survey Monkey applications for 2018 consumer representatives are now available. The application period is August 31, 2017 until 5:00 pm Central time October 31, 2017.
Please note: All existing funded and unfunded 2017 consumer representatives must reapply for 2018 submitting a fully-completed application and conflict of interest statement as well as emailing all required attachments to LAlexander@naic.org.
For funded representatives to determine whether to use the First or Second Year Application, please see the Table for Public Use above. If the term listed is 2016 and 2017, use the First Year Application. If the term listed is 2017 and 2018, use the Second Year Application.
Unfunded representatives use the same application regardless of whether this is the first or second year of their term.
It is important to read the application carefully as changes have been made to the criteria and application process. One of the changes made by the NAIC/Consumer Board of Trustees to the Plan of Operation for the NAIC Consumer Participation Program for 2017 was that late applications – those submitted after the deadline - would no longer be considered by the board.
Only electronic applications submitted via the Survey Monkey links online will be accepted. Paper applications will not be accepted. Please allow enough time to complete and submit your application in one sitting on the same device. There is no time limit on the application so it can be left open for an unlimited time should the need arise; however, you cannot close the application. If you do, all information will be lost and you will need to start over.
If you would like a printed version of your submission, please request it in the email you send firstname.lastname@example.org with the required attachments and we will send it to you.