News: 2010 Press Release
For Release: March 16, 2010
Media Calls Only: 916-492-3566
Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner Announces @CDInews Twitter Account
Social Media to Broaden Department’s Reach to Diverse Constituencies
Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner today introduced a new way for Californians to receive helpful tips and news from the California Department of Insurance (CDI) - the state's largest consumer protection agency - by launching an official Twitter account, @CDInews.
"I am always looking for new ways to reach out to and engage more consumers, and I am glad that we can take advantage of an innovative tool like Twitter to share useful tips and alerts with Californians," said Commissioner Poizner. "The Department of Insurance is the largest consumer protection agency in the state, and expanding the means of communication with the public is vital to maintaining our high standards of service to consumers."
The CDI Twitter account @CDInews is available to anyone with a Twitter account. To get the latest CDI updates on Twitter, including fraud arrests in your area and tips for making sure you have adequate insurance, go to http://twitter.com/CDInews.
For those who prefer CDI news via e-mail, go to http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0400-news/0100-press-releases/2010/, and click on "Sign up for press releases email updates."
Please visit the Department of Insurance Web site at www.insurance.ca.gov. Non media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800.927.HELP. Callers from out of state, please dial 213.897.8921. Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD), please dial 800.482.4833.
If you are a member of the public wishing information, please visit our Consumer Services.