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New group to educate consumers on insurance industry.

New Group to Educate Consumers on Insurance Industry

In an attempt to improve the posture of the insurance industry with consumers, a new nonprofit organization, The Insurance Education Council of New York (IECNY), has been created from members of seven professional societies, including RIMS New York Chapter.

The group intends to develop and promote educational activities for both providers and consumers of insurance and related services. It is among the first groups attempting to educate the consumers of insurance and to improve recruitment prospects for the industry at both the high school and college levels.

"The purpose is to become a group involved in education for professionals in the industry as well as the consumers outside the industry," says Mina MacFarlane, IECNY's chairperson. "We are trying to get the pros in the business together and talent in high school and college to look at the industry as a viable career path." She said the group will also assist the insurance industry in responding to public needs and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and issues.

The group is one of several that have been formed lately to revitalize the industry's image, which has been tarnished due to its inability to provide clear, readily available information to consumers and a viable career path for young recruits. In another effort along these lines, the Insurance Information Institute started a Consumer Task Force in 1987, which recently co-produced a colorful and easy-to-read brochure with the National Consumer League on auto insurance that is targeted toward young drivers.

IECNY's first event will be "I/E '89," a program of six seminars and workshops on current industry topics at the Sheraton Centre in New York City on March 8. There will be a morning program specifically designed to familiarize high school students, teachers and guidance counselors with the industry and its career opportunities. The cost of the student program is being underwritten by sponsoring organizations and donations. There is a broad range of seminar topics, from the workings of the London market to the national health crisis.

Other participants are the Association of Professional Insurance Women, the New York chapter of Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters, the Conference of Special Risk Underwriters, the New York Claims Association, The College of Insurance and The College of Insurance Alumni.
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Title Annotation:Insurance Education Council of New York
Author:Oshins, Alice H.
Publication:Risk Management
Date:Mar 1, 1989
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