For Immediate Release: May 25, 2012

Veterans May Receive Reimbursement for NCDOI Licensing Exams

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is proud to announce that eligible veterans may now seek reimbursement for the cost of license examinations administered by the North Carolina Department of Insurance.

The Department of Insurance sought and received approval from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs to participate in the federal reimbursement program. VA reimburses veterans for approved licensing or certification tests under special provisions of the GI-Bill.

"I am pleased that the Department of Insurance is helping support our veteran applicants as they advance their careers in insurance-related fields," said Goodwin. "I strongly encourage veterans to apply for reimbursement when taking licensing exams offered by our department."

Eligible examinations, administered by Pearson Vue on behalf of Department of Insurance, include license examinations for insurance producers and agents, insurance adjusters and bail bondsmen.

Upon completion of an eligible state examination, veterans may apply for reimbursement through the Veteran Affairs website. Veterans may also be reimbursed for retaking a state examination that he or she did not initially pass.

Additional information regarding this process can be found on the Department of Insurance website at www.ncdoi.com/asd/ASD_Veterans_Reimbursement.aspx.

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