NAIC Launches Spanish Language Insurance Education Web Site

NAIC Launches Spanish Language Insurance Education Web Site

Insure U dedicated to helping all consumers get smart about insurance


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Kansas City, MO–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–February 27, 2007–In an effort to better educate insurance consumers, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has launched a Spanish version of its education-based consumer Web site, Insure U. The site (http://www.insureuonline.org/espanol/) is organized by life stage to help consumers get smart about insurance and better understand their evolving insurance needs.

“Insurance is a complex subject, and many consumers need help understanding their options. That’s why we created Insure U,” said Walter Bell, NAIC President and Alabama Insurance Commissioner. “With our Web site fully translated into Spanish, we now can extend our outreach to Spanish-speaking consumers in their native language.”

The public education effort includes a new television and radio public service announcement (PSA) in Spanish, similar to a PSA currently running in English. These messages educate the public on how to avoid being scammed by fake insurance companies.

Select NAIC consumer alerts and consumer-based news releases are distributed in both English and Spanish.

“This Spanish language site is an important addition to our current efforts to help educate all consumers about insurance,” said Catherine J. Weatherford, NAIC Executive Vice President and CEO.

The Insure U site, which covers basic information on the major types of insurance — life, health, auto and homeowners/renters insurance — offers special considerations and tips for saving money and selecting coverage for young singles, young families, established families and seniors/empty nesters. In addition, there’s a quiz for each life stage, enabling consumers to test their knowledge on insurance issues and topics.

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

NAIC Launches Spanish Language Insurance Education Web Site