Nevada Airs Insurance Public Service Announcements

June 5, 2009

Nevada Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper has released three public service announcements to air on television and radio stations across the state beginning in June.

The PSAs bring to light some important issues regarding insurance, and provide a brief education for consumers in terms of wildfire and disaster preparation as well as the insurance issues surrounding long-term care, according to the Division of Insurance.

“Foremost, the Division of Insurance is a consumer protection agency, so anything we can do in the way of public education is something I’m very passionate about,” Commissioner Kipper said.

Television spots regarding disaster preparedness and long-term care were produced in February by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The radio announcements, which focus on wildfire preparedness, were produced in both English and Spanish through a partnership with the Nevada Broadcaster’s Association.

Commissioner Kipper hopes the radio spots will encourage consumers to prepare themselves for the threat of wildfires by reviewing their insurance policies and creating a home inventory of personal items. This way, if consumers are affected by a fire, they can take steps to protect the assets they have worked so hard to obtain.

“Wildfires and other disasters such as floods and earthquakes are a reality we have to live with as Nevadans,” Commissioner Kipper said. “The better informed we are, the better prepared we will be to meet the challenges these situations present.”

Source: DOI

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