The Department of Financial Regulation is a state agency that touches the lives of every Vermonter through the regulation and monitoring of a broad spectrum of financial industry activities. The department’s job is to protect consumers against unfair and unlawful business practices in the areas of banking, securities (investments), insurance, and captive insurance, while ensuring that licensed entities are financially healthy. The ongoing work of the department on behalf of Vermonters helps consumers access financial and insurance-related services with confidence that:
- Consumers are treated fairly, according to the terms of contracts and laws.
- Regulated companies, institutions, and individuals operate within the law.
- Regulated entities operate in a financially sound manner, and remain able to deliver on consumers’ earnings, benefits, claims, or other services.
- Costs and services are reasonable for the marketplace.