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 will be notified in early 2019.
*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.
2019 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 2020 Conflict of Interest form and an application or recertification form along with all required attachments.
Application/Recertification Form Instructions:
Online Survey Monkey applications for 2020 consumer representatives are now available. The application period is August 31, 2019 until 5:00 pm Central time October 31, 2019.
Please note: All existing funded and unfunded 2019 consumer representatives must reapply for 2020 submitting a fully-completed application or recertification form and a 2019 conflict of interest statement as well as emailing all required attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For funded representatives to determine whether to use the First Year Application or Recertification form, please see the Table for Public Use above. If the term listed is 2018 and 2019, use the First Year Funded Application and 2019 Conflict of Interest Statement. If the term listed is 2019 and 2020, use the Recertification form and 2019 Conflict of Interest Statement.
For unfunded representatives please see the Table for Public Use above. If the term listed is 2018 and 2019, use the First Year Unfunded Application and 2019 Conflict of Interest Statement. If the term listed is 2019 and 2020, use the Second Year Recertification form and 2019 Conflict of Interest Statement.
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 effective in 2017 was that late applications – those submitted after the deadline - would no longer be considered by the board. Please note that changes were made by the NAIC/Consumer Board of Trustees to the Plan of Operation for the NAIC Consumer Participation Program effective in 2019 to enhance transparency and promote ease of understanding by reformatting it into content sections.
Only electronic conflict of interest statements, applications, and recertification forms submitted via the Survey Monkey links online will be accepted. Paper applications, recertification forms, and conflict of interest statements will not be accepted.
Please allow enough time to complete and submit your application or recertification form and 2019 conflict of interest statement in one sitting on the same device. There is no time limit on the 2019 conflict of interest statement, application or recertification form so they can be left open for an unlimited time should the need arise; however, you cannot close the 2019 conflict of interest statement, application, or recertification form. 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 that you send to email@example.com with the required attachments and we will send you a copy for your records.