Commissioner Pieciak Interview

Commissioner Michael Pieciak was recently interviewed by Comcast Newsmakers. The five-minute interview, he discusses the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation’s top priorities.


Do you have a lost life insurance policy?

Easy locator tool now available

The Life Insurance Policy Locator provides nationwide access for assistance with finding life insurance policies and annuities. Many people don’t know where to begin searching. This confidential and encrypted website matches your information with that of insurance companies and lets you know if you have money coming to you.

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Holiday shopping? Seven tips to keep your money safe

  1. Use ATMs in well-lit, secure locations and avoid using ATMs that are stand-alone units in corners of stores or other out-of-the-way locations.
  2.  Look at the card reader slot and surrounding areas to see if anything looks out of place, mismatched, or loose.
  3. Make sure no one is watching you enter your PIN (or on their phone nearby, possibly filming you).
  4. Consider using your credit card instead of your debit card to avoid compromising your PIN and to gain other consumer protections.

Vermont wins prestigious captive insurance award

Dan Towle & Dave Provost

The state of Vermont has been named the top “Non-European Union Captive Domicile of the Year” by the European Captive Forum. The award was presented to David Provost, deputy commissioner of the Captive Insurance Division, at the European Captive Services Award Ceremony in Luxembourg on Monday, November 7. The judges said that Vermont “outperformed their competitors and demonstrated the highest levels of excellence” in serving the European captive insurance marketplace. Also this year, Vermont won the award for top U.S. domicile and Provost was named the “most influential” person in the world of captive insurance.

Help DFR fight elder financial abuse in Vermont

Scam LadyIn conjunction with National Senior$afe Training Week, October 2-8, the Department of Financial Regulation will launch a number of initiatives designed to combat elder financial abuse in Vermont. We have compiled a number of resources aimed at raising awareness and establishing procedures for reporting possible financial abuse that we’d like to share.


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