NC Insurance Commissioner to speak at Elon Law – Oct. 27

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin will speak to students in Prof. Don Vaughan's State and Local Government course on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 4 pm in Room 107. All members of the Elon Law community are invited to attend. 

Wayne Goodwin was elected by the citizens of North Carolina in 2008 as the state’s tenth Insurance Commissioner. Goodwin is a Morehead Scholar and U.S. Senate/William Randolph Hearst Scholar. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with honors in political science, and received his juris doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Law before practicing law in Richmond County for 13 years. 

The Department of Insurance regulates the insurance industry, licensing insurance professionals and others, educating consumers about different types of insurance, handling consumer complaints and more. The Department houses the Office of State Fire Marshal. The Department’s other activities include:

  • licensing bail bondsmen
  • overseeing motor clubs and collection agencies
  • protecting consumers from fraud and illegal behavior with a staff of sworn law enforcement officers in our Investigations Division
  • educating North Carolinians about safety issues such as child safety seats, fire protection, natural disaster preparation and other family safety issues
  • interpreting the state’s building codes and suggesting new and improved codes to further protect citizens
  • obtaining and maintaining insurance coverage for all state-owned buildings, including such items as the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington and the campuses of the state university system
  • assisting the elderly and others with Medicare and Medicaid questions through our nationally recognized Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program.