Well it seems as if 2020 has gotten off to a very productive year! The NAIC Communications team has been busy doing things for our state insurance departments. Although the groundhog didn't see his shadow, this means spring will come six weeks early. It's also a reminder that national meeting is around the corner.
For all of you who are attending the 2020 Spring National Meeting, it's being held in Phoenix, AZ, March 21-24. We encourage you to book your travel and hotel now. Also, check the program agenda for the most current dates and times of meeting sessions. Registration closes Feb. 24.
PIO State Net
The Communications department has created a PIO Resource Center that provides marketing tools, consumer insights and alerts, along with an archives section of previous newsletters and monthly call briefings for PIOs to access.
Recently, the NAIC Help Desk contacted each of you with a password to gain access to the site. Once you visit the site, use the login and password information given to you by our help desk.
If you have problems accessing the site or have trouble remembering your password, email the NAIC Help Desk or call them at (816) 783-8500.
We'll talk more about the PIO Resource Center on our next PIO monthly call, Feb. 20th.
Building on the success of last year’s #YourRiskisReal campaign, the NAIC is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), FloodSmart and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) on a campaign that educates the public about the critical role preparation plays in disaster recovery.
The #ReduceYourRisk campaign toolkit provides you with key messages, social media posts, and news releases you can use to promote the importance of flood insurance and disaster preparation. The #ReduceYourRisk Toolkit is also available on PIO State Net.
Note: Videos and additional materials will be produced throughout the year and will be posted on PIO State Net.
CIPR’s state resiliency map provides a comprehensive list of links to state and territory risk management resources in the areas of prevention and mitigation, disaster preparedness, recovery and response. Users can click on a state or territory to learn what disaster resilience information is available on their insurance department website. Each page includes links to resources mentioned on the state or territory department of insurance website, such as publications, regulations and local news resources related to resiliency and disaster response.
The resiliency map is designed as an information-sharing and idea-generating site for public information officers and others. By March 2020, we plan to will add a list of federal and NAIC materials. As the map is a new and evolving project, we want to correct anything that is missing, outdated, or would be useful to include. Please contact the CIPR team with feedback or questions at email@example.com.
Our next PIO call is set for Thursday, February 20.
If you have any state news and/or announcements you'd like to discuss, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A tentative agenda for the call, along with times and participation information are listed below.
ALL TIMES LOCAL unless indicated as Daylight Savings DT or Standard ST:
3 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. MT(and Phoenix), Noon PT, 11 a.m. AKDT, 10 a.m. HST
Conference line: 800-882-3610 Access code: 6667343#
PIO Call - Feb. 20, 2020
Welcome – Stefanie Bryant
National Meeting – Laura Kane
Communications Update – Laura Kane
State News and Announcements
Fraud Outreach – Andrea Miller, Communications Mgr., Michigan Department of
Insurance and Financial Services
The Regulators Podcast
In this month's episode, NAIC CEO Mike Consedine talks with NAIC Secretary-Treasurer and Missouri Insurance Department Director Chlora Lindley-Myers. They discuss the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and her advocacy efforts testifying before Congress regarding the re-authorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program. They also talk diversity and inclusiveness in the insurance industry.
To subscribe to our podcast, go to your podcast app on your phone and in the search bar type "The Regulators" and ours should come up. Click on it and download the episodes and share using the hashtag, #TheRegulators. As always, we ask that you share our podcast with your department and on your social media channels.
Word of the Week
Listed below are the words for the coming weeks. Please feel free to use and distribute these on your social media channels using the hashtag #NAICWotW.
Feb. 12 – Replacement Cost
Feb. 19 – Depreciation
Feb. 26 – Rider/Endorsement
March 4 – Actual Cash Value