The California Department of Insuranceis seeking qualified representatives to serve on California’s Insurance Diversity Task Force.
The Insurance Diversity Task Force considers and makes recommendations about diversity in the insurance industry. Specifically, the mission of the Task Force is to:
Advise the Department of Insurance with member area(s) of expertise on Department initiatives to increase procurement with diverse suppliers and diversity on governing boards; and
Identify and promote insurance companies that are actively engaged in diversity issues;
Explore the status of diverse representation on insurance company governing boards;
Provide recommendations to increase supplier or governing board diversity, which may include suggested changes to existing law.
Members of the Task Force are appointed for a term of two years. The Task Force meets quarterly in Sacramento with video conferencing in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Members commit to attending, at minimum, 2 of the 4 scheduled meetings.
Applications are due to the Department byWednesday, January 23, 2019.
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The Insurance Diversity Initiative was established by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones in 2011 to address diversity issues within California's $310 billion insurance industry. Specifically, these efforts are meant to increase procurement from California’s diverse suppliers, as well as to increase diversity amongst insurer governing boards. To accomplish these goals, the Department conducts outreach, creates partnerships, hosts events, and most importantly, administers surveys to collect and publicly disseminate information about the state of diversity in the insurance industry.