Article By: Bev MacMillan, AAI
Senior Vice President of Insurance & Compliance, Insurance Trust
I’m a real Mainer and proud of it…born here, love the lifestyle and everything that this beautiful state has to offer! I’m thankful every day that I live in a state that is unique in so many ways and shines when it comes to a commitment to consumer protection.
Speaking of which, if you’re not already aware of the Maine.gov website (www.maine.gov) and the consumer information available to you, I’d like to take this opportunity to make sure you know that your state has a wealth of information that can help you, the consumer. Many other states offer similar information on their state websites (i.e. www.nh.gov, www.mass.gov, www.vermont.gov, etc.).
Being a seasoned insurance and compliance professional, I’d like to focus on what resources are available as they relate to the insurance industry but encourage you to explore Maine.gov for other categories of information for which you may be seeking trustworthy guidance.
From the home page of Maine.gov, search “Insurance” in the field located at the middle top of the screen. This will bring you to a myriad of different types of insurance products and consumer guides to help you better understand the policies you purchase: Personal and Business Auto, Flood, Homeowners, Workers Compensation, Health Insurance, Life, Annuities, and Medicare Supplements to name a few. In addition, should the need arise, and you have a complaint involving an insurance matter that you are unable to resolve through your carrier or agent, this site can provide you with guidance on navigating how to proceed.
An educated consumer is a happy consumer! Take advantage of everything our great State of Maine has to offer and be familiar with Maine.gov