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Virtual SJCC: How Insurance Affects Life During a Pandemic

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Osher Lecture Insurance During Pandemic

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lecture series continues with another “hot topic” conversation on Tuesday, Oct. 6 with Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. He will lead a conversation around the topic “How Insurance Affects Life During a Pandemic.”

Free, however, space is limited and registration is required. Register now:

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There are a number of topics, including emergency orders related to testing, telemedicine, a history of discrimination when insurers use credit scores for determining policies, and more. We’ll narrow the list to a few topics, then open up for Q&A. Commissioner enjoys questions.

Speaker Bio: Mike Kreidler, a former member of Congress, was first elected as insurance commissioner in 2000. He was re-elected to a fifth term in 2016. A doctor of optometry with a master’s degree in public health from UCLA, Kreidler practiced at the former Group Health Cooperative in Olympia for 20 years. He served 16 years in the Washington State Legislature. In addition, he was the regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a member of the Northwest Power Planning Council. Kreidler is a staunch advocate for consumer protection and known as a fair and balanced regulator. He earned the “Excellence in Consumer Advocacy Award” from consumer advisors to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.