Get Ready: Avoid Costly Surprises


The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories.

They’ve recently launched a new “Get Ready” campaign:

For many, insurance only matters when something bad happens and we need to file a claim or lodge a complaint. But the best time to get educated about insurance is when you’re in the process of making a major life decision, like buying a new car, but before a related crisis, like a car accident.

That window of time between decision and crisis is why Insure U developed Get Ready resources. These new resource kits help consumers considering a major life event get smart about the insurance implications before a crisis occurs. The goal is to avoid hasty, uninformed and costly misunderstandings later.

They’ve compiled new toolkits, games and apps on several of these life events:

  • Planning a Wedding
  • Buying a Home
  • Buying a Car
  • Becoming Parents
  • Changing Jobs
  • Turning 50

As a credible, trusted source for consumer insurance information, they deserve a place in your bookmarks. NAIC offers educational resources at Insure U, important consumer protection resources, where you can file a complaint, report fraud, or research more about insurers. You can also find information for contacting your state insurance authorities.