Monday, May 4, 2020
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division   May is Older Americans Month.  We can all celebrate by helping ensure the older Americans in our lives know how to protect themselves from being the target of scams. The Iowa Insurance Division often holds Fraud Fighter events around the state to educate older Iowans about investment and...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division Financial literacy is the ability to understand and apply financial management skills, and April is the month dedicated to teaching this important concept, especially to our youth. During this difficult and challenging time, the meaning of financial literacy may have taken on a broader focus to include...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we recognize women’s roles in society are ever-changing. Today women are more likely to be financially responsible for their families, have longer life spans, and fill in as full-time caregivers for children and aging parents. With all of these complex and changing...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division Valentine’s Day provides an opportunity to think with our hearts, but it may also be a good time to think about heart health and the insurance that keeps you financially covered. One product you may find is a specific disease policy. These types of policies can cover a heart attack, stroke or cancer...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Sonya Sellmeyer is the Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division.   The U.S. is facing a retirement security crisis, and Iowa is no exception.  According to a 2019 study done by the Iowa Insurance Division and the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning (AFCPE) and other partners, 49 percent of Iowa residents do not feel they are adequately...
Friday, December 13, 2019
Sonya Sellmeyer is the Consumer Advocacy Officer for the Iowa Insurance Division.   This holiday season, Iowans will gather with loved ones. It's a great time to discuss some tips about financial fraud which can help prevent those you care about from becoming victims.  Scammers target our elder population due to their accumulated wealth, age, and isolation. Various studies...