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NC Insurance Commissioner Launches Effort to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for 80,000 Senior Citizens


Today I had the honor and privilege to join Senior Tar Heel Legislators from across North Carolina and representatives of our 800 volunteers in the SHIIP program in our kick-off to obtain reduced prescription drug costs for 80,000 senior citizens.

Learn more here at this link.

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Insurance Commissioner Goodwin Kicks Off Child Passenger Safety Week

Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, who also is State Fire Marshal and Chairman of the Safe Kids North Carolina organization, helped kick off National Child Passenger Safety Week on Saturday, September 12, in Greensboro. Watch news coverage from TimeWarner NewsChannel 14 here.

Also, read here from Goodwin's press release about why this issue matters and what parents can do to protect their children in car seats.

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Please Help Insurance Commissioner Goodwin Meet Online Fundraising Goal!

Supporters of Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin are encouraged to attend upcoming Raleigh and Asheville fundraisers scheduled for September 30 and October 2, respectively.

Whether you're able to attend either event at the Raleigh Center City Marriott or Asheville's historic Grove Park Inn, your help in making these fundraisers a success will be greatly appreciated.

Please make your secure, efficient online contribution of $20, $50, or $100 today by clicking here.

Or, if you choose to mail your contribution, then please address it to The Goodwin Committee, P.O. Box 27841, Raleigh, NC 27611.

Wayne will not accept contributions from corporations, businesses, NC lobbyists, or insurance industry/insurance company PACs.

Insurance Commissioner Goodwin Helps 661 NC Businesses with $6.5 Million

On the heels of saving an estimated $545 Million for North Carolina drivers, and in an unrelated matter, Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has this week distributed refund checks totalling $6.5 Million to 661 North Carolina businesses who had been swindled. To learn more, connect to this link. This is another example of Goodwin's strong consumer protection ethic. "Whether a driver, a parent, a homeowner, or a small business owner, I am fighting for you," he said.

Good News When It's Rare: Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin Announces Insurance Rate Cut, Freeze and Refund


Goodwin Signs Settlement That Decreases Auto Rates and Freezes Them Until At Least 2011: Approximately One Million Policyholders to Receive Refund Checks Together Totaling more than $50 Million.

RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today signed a settlement with the North Carolina Rate Bureau that will roll back private passenger auto insurance rates to just under 2006 levels; the changes will go into effect on Nov. 1, and are retroactive to Jan. 1.

The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) is an independent organization that represents all auto insurance companies in the state.

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