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Feb. 13, 2012
Contact: news@waynegoodwin.org

N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin Files for Re-election

(RALEIGH) - Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is proud to announce that he today filed for re-election to a second term so that he can continue to fight fraud, protect citizens from excessive insurance rates and promote more open government.

"I believe that accessibility, consumer protection and transparency are the hallmarks of good government, and those principles have guided my administration as the state Commissioner of Insurance," Goodwin said. "Now more than ever, we need someone who works for the people of North Carolina—an independent Insurance Commissioner who has no ties to the insurance industry and insurance-related lobbying. After saving consumers more than $1 billion, I’ve still got more work to do.”

Under Goodwin's watch:

  • North Carolina has maintained the lowest auto insurance rates in the South and the 8th lowest rates in the nation, and drivers have received more than $50 million in auto insurance refunds.
  • New insurance companies have flocked to do business in the state, which indicates strong competition and leads to good prices for citizens.
  • Efforts of the Department of Insurance have saved more than $1 billion for individuals, families and businesses in North Carolina.
  • Criminal investigators have made more than 575 arrests for insurance fraud, resulting in more than $47 million in restitution and recoveries for victims.
  • More than 215,000 people received health insurance refunds of a historic sum of more than $155 million.
  • His office has become a leader on consumer protection, accessibility and transparency in government.

To learn more, go to www.waynegoodwin.org. Follow the campaign at Wayne Goodwin for NC Insurance Commissioner on Facebook, or @WayneGoodwinNC on Twitter.