Nonprofits Need More Options in the Marketplace, Not Less

Nonprofits need access to more insurance options.

A letter to Commissioner Mike Kreidler, Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, asking him to support allowing RRGs to offer property options.

Capitol Building in Washington State

October 1, 2022

Commissioner Mike Kreidler
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
P.O. Box 40255
Olympia, WA 98504-0255
United States

RE: Nonprofit Property Protection Act

Dear Insurance Commissioners and NAIC:

Commercial insurers do not provide consistent and affordable property/casualty insurance to many types of community-based nonprofits. The commercial insurance companies only insure the less-difficult risks and shy away from reliably providing insurance to those caring for the most vulnerable in our communities.

At a recent hearing before the Senate Banking Committee the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) representative was unaware of any difficulties nonprofits have obtaining the property/casualty insurance they need. This is our message to let you know that the problem does exist. Nonprofits need access to more insurance options.

Please work with Chairman Brown to support his effort to allow RRGs to offer property options to nonprofits. Nonprofits need more options in the marketplace, not less.


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Carol A SalterExecutive DirectorBanchero Disability Partners
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