Nevada Division of Insurance offers assistance to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner of Puerto Rico

Carson City, NV - March 16, 2018

The Division is pleased to announce that one of its own is traveling to Puerto Rico to assist consumers after they were stricken by Hurricanes Irma and Maria nearly six months ago.

The hurricanes devastated the island, its people, and its infrastructure leaving behind destruction and confusion among Puerto Ricans, which is why the Division’s Public Information Officer, Yeraldin Deavila will travel to Puerto Rico to help consumers with their insurance claims.

“After natural disasters occur such as the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, many consumers are left emotionally distressed. Having lost so much, it can be overwhelming to people to have to rebuild from scratch,” said Insurance Commissioner Barbara Richardson. “The Division is honored to contribute any way we can and help alleviate some of the burden of our Puerto Rican friends.”

Yeraldin will be joining other states’ insurance regulators who are also lending a hand as part of a nationwide effort from insurance regulators. This project is being coordinated and funded by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

About the Nevada Division of Insurance

The State of Nevada Division of Insurance, a Division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, protects the rights of Nevada consumers and regulates Nevada’s $14 billion insurance industry. The Division of Insurance has offices in Carson City and Las Vegas. In 2017, the Division investigated more than 3,200 consumer complaints and recovered over $5 million on behalf of consumers. For more information about the Division of Insurance, visit DOI.NV.GOV.



Teri Williams
Public Information Officer