October is Insurance Month in The Bahamas, and the Planning Committee has organised a series of activities under the general theme “Insurance…Embracing Global Challenges”.

During the annual “Insurance Month in The Bahamas”, the professional insurance associations of The Bahamas come together to profile the industry. These include the Bahamas Association of Life & Health Insurers (BALHI), Bahamas General Insurance Association, (BGIA); Bahamas Life & Health Insurance Managers Association, (BLHMA); Life Underwriters Association of The Bahamas, (LUABh); Bahamas Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA), and the Insurance Institute of The Bahamas (IIB).

The National Insurance Board, (NIB), Registrar of Insurance Companies, (ROIC); and the Bahamas Financial Service Board (BFSB) work in collaboration with the industry associations on the annual promotion.

An integral part of this year’s Insurance Month’s educational outreach is a half-day Seminar scheduled for October 3rd at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel.

The Hon. Leslie Miller, M.P., Minister of Trade and Industry will present the keynote address, on the topic “The Implications of FTAA On The Domestic Insurance Industry”.

The Seminar has been especially designed for insurance sales/marketing representatives, financial consultants, investment officers, compliance officers, and administrative personnel. Leonard N. Henderson, J.D., C.L.U. will present on “Selling in a Changing Environment”, and there will be group “think tanks” addressing the critical issues resulting from merger/acquisition, distribution systems, regulations, and competing products and services in insurance market segments.

For further details and registration information, contact Michaela Theophilus, Chairman Insurance Month Planning Committee, at Tel: 393-1023; or Julie Dean, Insurance Seminar Co-ordinator at Tel: 393-0230.

Photo shows Mrs. Theophilus and Mrs. Dean at an early planning meeting for Thursday’s event.