Diversity Efforts in Insurance Move to Forefront
The ongoing effort to encourage greater diversity in the insurance industry accelerated last year when the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) created a Special Committee on Race and Insurance and charged it with making recommendations. The NAIC also hired its first director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I).
The National Underwriter recently examined diversity efforts in an article in which PIA National CEO Mike Becker was interviewed. He applauded the NAIC’s efforts, saying he is optimistic about where the industry is headed with its inclusivity work, noting “statistics indicate steady, if slow, progress to achieve greater diversity throughout our industry.”
“PIA together with our company council, The PIA Partnership, has identified encouraging diversity in the industry as a major focus,” said Becker.