While the COVID-19 pandemic has many of us working from home, we know you’re busier than ever. This month we are highlighting a few resources to help you respond to upcoming severe weather, but also continuing issues surrounding COVID-19. And be sure to check out the video of Director Farmer’s satellite media tour, as well as Mark Bernheimer’s tips for successful video conferencing.
Coronavirus Resource Center Reminder
Our Coronavirus Resource Center is updated weekly and has lots of useful information about notices, orders and requests the states have issued. The NAIC Coronavirus database allows users to quickly find these state actions, bulletins and alerts.
MediaWorks Video on
Video Conferencing Mistakes
If you have a media request asking for an interview by video, you want to make sure your state insurance commissioner/director looks their best. Mark Bernheimer with MediaWorks Resource Group provides some simple tips to ensure your insurance regulator's next video conference interview looks and sounds great.
NAIC President Satellite
Media Tour (SMT)
Speaking of interviews, NAIC President Ray Farmer participated in more than two dozen television interviews on May 6 including an interview with WTKR, the CBS affiliate in Norfolk, Va. During the SMT, Farmer talked about the upcoming hurricane season, which begins June 1st. Forecasters have predicted it will be an above average season for the Atlantic coast.
In all, Director Farmer did a great job, completing 28 TV interviews informing consumers about the importance of preparing for what's expected to be an active hurricane season.
Upcoming Twitter Chat
On June 24th, the NAIC will host a Twitter Chat to talk about the upcoming hurricane season and how consumers can better prepare.
After our last PIO monthly call, you were asked to fill out a one-question survey on preferred times for the Twitter chat. Fifty percent of you voted for 2pm.
More details will be made available soon and we hope you will join and participate!
PIO Resource Center Reminder
If you're looking for resources on how to prepare for hurricane season, flood insurance and more; you can find them in the PIO Resource Center.
We have the #YourRiskisReal and #ReduceYourRisk media tool kits that contain news releases, consumer alerts and insights, along with graphics that you can customize, use and distribute.
PIO Monthly Call
The third Thursday of each month, we hold our regular PIO call. If you have any state news and/or announcements you'd like to discuss, please email them to email@example.com.
Please see the tentative agenda for the call on Thursday, May 21. Times and participation information is 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, Noon PT and (Phoenix), 11 a.m. AKDT, 9 a.m. HST
Conference line: 800-882-3610 Access code: 6667343#
PIO Call/May 21, 2020
Welcome – Stefanie Bryant
Communications Update – Laura Kane
State News and Announcements
In this month's episode of The Regulators, NAIC CEO Mike Consedine talks with Kansas Insurance Commissioner and Property & Casualty Committee chairperson Vicki Schmidt.
The two discuss how states are preparing for hurricane season while social distancing and dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Commissioner Schmidt also gets personal and talks about how a simple office relocation better prepared her and her staff for handling the COVID-19 crisis.
Be on the lookout for the latest episode of The Regulators, found on Apple, Spreaker or Spotify.
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.
May 13 – Disability Insurance
May 20 – Activities of Daily Living
May 27 – Congenital Disorder
June 6 – Underinsured Motorist Coverage