By Sean Kevelighan, CEO, Insurance Information Institute
Congress passed legislation this week to establish June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, and the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) applauds the bipartisan action which made it happen. President Joseph Biden is expected to sign the measure into law.
The date is a significant one in U.S. history because June 19, 1865, symbolically marked the end of slavery in the U.S.
The Triple-I represents an industry built on a foundation of trust and fairness, and there can be no tolerance for racial discrimination in any form.
Insurers take pride in keeping their promises and being there for their customers in moments of need.
Today and every day, insurers want to foster unity and support the communities they serve while also contributing to real, positive change.
The decision to make Junteenth a federal holiday is in keeping with that tradition.