UCSC Extension instructor named to state insurance board

“The challenges facing the industry include climate change, technology, and longer life expectancies.”

Congrats to Jesse Dogillo, owner of Bay Area Financial and Insurance Services and an instructor at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, who has been reappointed to the state Curriculum Board by California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara.

The Curriculum Board oversees the development of prelicensing and continuing education curriculum for agents and brokers and is focused on upholding professional standards that protect consumers.

“The challenges facing the industry include climate change, technology, and longer life expectancies,”  says Dogillo who teaches Risk Management in Personal Financial Planning.

The California Department of Insurance, established in 1868, is the largest consumer protection agency in California. Insurers collect $310 billion in premiums annually in California. Since 2011 the California Department of Insurance received more than 1,000,000 calls from consumers and helped recover over $469 million in claims and premiums.

Dogillo and the rest of the board members will review preapproved courses of study as well as courses of study for professional designations. The Board also develops standards for providers and instructors who provide courses and other training to licensed agents and brokers.

“I am humbled and honored to be reappointed to the board,” Dogillo says, noting that the appointment gives him the opportunity to both gain insight into insurance matters and give back to the professional community. He is serving in the life agent representative seat for a second three-year term.

“My goal is to strive for the improvement of educational standards and broaden the scope of knowledge an agent should possess to better serve the consumer.”

Dogillo also serves as president of the Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council. He is a past president of the NorCal chapter of the Asian American Financial & Insurance Professional Association.

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