Topic: Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance
Simple Safety Precautions May Save Lives
Nashville, TN – Many of us do it: when winter weather arrives, we try to make our homes as airtight as possible or try alternative heating methods to save money on heating costs.
While energy conservation is certainly important, so too is protecting your personal and family health. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office urge residents to know about potential home health and safety hazards during the winter months.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers about contractors making door-to-door or telephone solicitations offering to renovate or repair your home.
Often these contractors are high-pressure salespersons seeking to convince homeowners to sign a contract, and then they hire inexperienced, unlicensed individuals as “subcontractors.”
Nashville, TN – It’s likely you’ll be visiting retail counters this month to return or exchange those gifts that weren’t quite right.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs wants to make consumers aware of Tennessee laws regarding retail returns and offer a few tips to prevent hassles and headaches at the cash register.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Consumer Insurance Services Division announces that more than $2.8 million was repaid in 2015 as a result of the department’s restitution efforts on behalf of Tennessee consumers.
“The Department is an advocate for Tennessee consumers from all walks of life,” TDCI Assistant Commissioner, Insurance Division Michael Humphreys said. “The repayment this year of more than $2.8 million was the result of our insurance investigators mediating between the company and policyholders in order to get denied claims overturned and paid for the policyholder.” «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Whether your New Year’s plans involve a cozy night at home or a big night out on the town, the State Fire Marshal’s Office wants Tennesseans to add fire safety to the celebration agenda.
“No matter where you choose to celebrate the new year, be sure to do it safely,” says Tennessee Commerce and Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak. “Leave fireworks to the professionals and have emergency escape plans in place for not only your home, but for public venues as well.”
Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office announces New Accelerant Detecting K-9 joins State Bomb & Arson Team
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Bomb & Arson Section welcomes Special Agent/K-9 Handler Michael Zimmermann and K-9 Scooter as the newest accelerant detection K-9 team for Middle Tennessee region.
Zimmermann, 37, and Scooter recently completed intensive training courses at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Canine Training Center in Front Royal, VA K-9 Scooter, who is a 1-year-old Golden Labrador, is an accelerant detection K-9 and trained to detect the odors found in flammable liquids. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tips to Avoid Price Gouging
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) is urging consumers to be wary of potential price gouging following the severe storms and tornadoes on December 23rd and December 24th, 2015.
Tennessee’s price gouging laws make it unlawful for individuals and businesses to charge unreasonable prices for essential goods and services including gasoline, food, ice, fuel, generators, lodging, storage space, and other necessities in direct response to a disaster regardless of whether that emergency occurred in Tennessee or elsewhere.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) has announced the licensing of Tennessee’s 100th captive insurance company.
A captive insurance company (called a “captive”) represents an option for many corporations and groups wanting to take financial control and manage risks by underwriting their own insurance rather than paying premiums to third-party insurers.
TDCI’s Insurance Division is responsible for properly regulating Tennessee’s captive insurance industry. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division is releasing a list of top investor threats and urges investors to use caution when approached with unsolicited investments, especially those involving promissory notes, oil and gas deals and real estate investment opportunities, including non-traded real estate investment trusts. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Don’t let scammers steal the joy from your holiday season.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs urges consumers to be wary of holiday-themed scams during this season of giving. «Read the rest of this article»
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