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Today, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) named its 37 consumer liaison representatives for 2018, including GHF’s Executive Director Laura Colbert. The 22 funded and 15 unfunded consumer representatives began their terms Jan. 1.
Established in 1992, the Consumer Liaison Program promotes consumer interaction with the NAIC’s members, the insurance industry and interested parties through the individuals’ dedication and commitment to serving the public interest.
“Our consumer liaison representatives are experts in their fields and we rely on them to provide our regulators with direction and support,” said Julie Mix McPeak, NAIC President and Tennessee Commissioner of Commerce and Insurance. “Their contributions help protect consumers, which is always one of our top priorities.”
“I am excited for this opportunity to represent Georgia consumers in a new way,” said Colbert. “The NAIC Consumer Liaison Program plays an important role in promoting consumer-first public policy among the nation’s Insurance Commissioners and other stakeholders. I look forward to my work with the other consumer representatives and with the broader NAIC.”
You can find the NAIC’s full press release here.