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PIA's Page, Borowski Participate in Treasury Panel on Insurance Literacy

PIA National Immediate Past President Robert Page and Senior Vice President Patricia A. Borowski participated in a panel during the National Roundtable on Insurance Literacy...
October 29, 2008

PIA National Immediate Past President Robert Page and Senior Vice President Patricia A. Borowski participated in a panel during the National Roundtable on Insurance Literacy on October 15. The panel was conducted by the Financial Literacy and Education Commission of the U.S. Treasury Department. Page and Borowski were panelists on Face to Face with the Consumer: A Report from the Frontlines, which covered the perspective of insurance agents in educating consumers about their options, including bad decisions witnessed by agents and lessons learned.

Page recounted his experiences with his clients in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ivan, which caused damage in his southern Louisiana community of Houma.

"On behalf of the member agencies of PIA National, I thank you for the opportunity to participate in this conference," Page said. "As you clearly see, we are already well engaged in all parts of the insurance sector, providing accurate educational information about insurance. These are messages and efforts about many insurance issues that consumers need to be aware of and understand when they engage in various transactions conducted in the business of insurance."

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission was established under the Financial Literacy and Education Improvement Act, which was part of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act of 2003, to improve financial literacy and education of persons in the United States. The Commission is headed by the U.S. Treasury Secretary. It coordinates the financial education efforts throughout the federal government, supports the promotion of financial literacy by the private sector while also encouraging the synchronization of efforts between the public and private sectors.

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