• Teen Drivers, Parents Encouraged to Get Smart About Auto Insurance

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | 1:10pm

    With the back-to-school season underway, many teen drivers are taking the wheel and driving themselves to class for the first time.  Before handing over the keys, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) encourages parents to do their homework on auto insurance and talk to their teens about the importance of responsible driving. 

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  • Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Receives National Life Safety Award

    Friday, August 11, 2017 | 9:53am

    The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) awarded Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Deputy Commissioner Gary L. West and TDCI’s Fire Prevention Division with the 2017 Olin Greene Outstanding Fire Prevention Service Award at the NASFM Annual Conference held in Charleston, South Carolina on July 31, 2017. 

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  • TDCI: Don’t Fall Victim to Scholarship & Student Loan Scams

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 8:56am

    Scholarships and student loans are the most common way to ease the financial burden of tuition costs for many students. Unfortunately, financial predators prey on consumers’ fears of greater monetary responsibility with scams that promise more than they deliver and leave consumers facing greater headaches and debt. 

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  • Securities 101: Do You Know the Difference Between Stocks & Bonds?

    Friday, August 04, 2017 | 1:54pm

    With many surveys showing that younger Americans are hesitant to participate in the stock market, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Securities Division wants to help and encourage young adults to learn the basic concepts of stocks and bonds and understand how early investment gives money time to grow. 

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  • TDCI Shares Tips for Students Moving into Off-Campus Housing

    Friday, August 04, 2017 | 8:16am

    With the month of August underway, many Tennessee college students are preparing to move into rental apartments and houses—some for the first time. The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) urges first-time renters to be aware of their rights as tenants and to practice fire safety in their off-campus home.

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  • TDCI Offers Tips to Help Students Avoid Job Scams

    Tuesday, August 01, 2017 | 12:48pm

    Finding a student job that’s flexible with school schedules can often be difficult. While they do exist, there are some job offers that really are too good to be true. As the fall school semester approaches, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs wants to equip students with the basic knowledge needed to avoid job scams.

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  • SFMO Emphasizes the Role Fire Safety Plays in Schools

    Monday, July 31, 2017 | 10:53am

    As the start of the fall school semester approaches, the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) reminds residents that the fire-safe behavior and habits children learn in school help keep them from harm while inside a school’s walls and sets the stage for a lifetime of fire safety awareness. 

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  • TDCI: Don’t Let Eclipse-Related Scams Compromise Safety

    Friday, July 28, 2017 | 9:41am

    Big events draw crowds – and unscrupulous scammers looking to cash in at others’ expense. The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse is no exception. As thousands of consumers make plans to view the eclipse at parties and other gatherings across the Volunteer State, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs reminds Tennesseans to check the authenticity of the merchandise they purchase to watch the eclipse, including viewing glasses and handheld solar viewers. 

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  • TDCI, NAIC Urges Prompt Action on NFIP Reauthorization

    Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 11:30am

    The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) today reiterated that Congress should immediately reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) prior to expiration on Sept. 30. Reauthorization would help avoid short-term extensions and program lapses that create uncertainty in the insurance, housing and lending markets.

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  • TDCI Shares Scam Prevention Tips for Summer Travelers

    Monday, July 24, 2017 | 11:15am

    With Tennesseans squeezing in one last vacation before the school year starts, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs urges consumers to be on the lookout for scammers and identity thieves who target summer travelers. 

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  • State Fire Marshal Offers Home Safety Tips for National Pet Fire Safety Day

    Friday, July 14, 2017 | 12:18pm

    Tennessee animal lovers know that pets can be a great source of companionship. Unfortunately, pet owners may be unaware of how easily animals can not only be the victim of a home fire, but the unintentional cause of a fire as well. In recognition of National Pet Fire Safety Day (July 15, 2017), the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office offers important tips to keep pets, people, and property safe from fire.

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  • Survey: Tennessee Captive Insurance Creates $692 Million Economic Impact

    Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 1:57pm

    For the fourth consecutive year, the State of Tennessee is a finalist for the U.S. Captive Domicile of the Year Award, the premier recognition in the captive insurance industry. Organized by London-based Captive Review magazine, the U.S. Captive Services Awards recognize captive insurance regulators, products, and services that demonstrated excellence during the previous year.

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