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January 1, 2010

Get your insurance policies and finances in shape for the new year

Jefferson City, Mo. -Thinking ahead to 2010 can mean big goals for many Missourians, whether it's getting in shape, taking up a new hobby or spending more time with the family. But the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) is encouraging consumers to take a quick look at their finances and insurance policies as the new year begins.

While today's economy presents challenges for many Missouri families, it also presents opportunities in the form of lower interest rates and more competition among insurance companies and lenders. The DIFP makes these recommendations for consumers as the calendar turns:

Reviewing all these areas of your financial life is always a good idea every few years, but it's even more important in today's challenging economy, said DIFP Director John M. Huff. These suggestions could help put more money in your pockets for 2010.

Consumers with questions or complaints about insurance issues can contact the DIFP's Insurance Consumer Hotline at 1-800-726-7390 or visit insurance.mo.gov.

About the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration

The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of financial industries and professionals. The department's seven divisions work to enforce state regulations both efficiently and effectively while encouraging a competitive environment for industries and professions to ensure consumers have access to quality products.

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