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State Agencies Highlight Career Opportunities, Insurance and Financial Benefits to Michigan Veterans

Media Contact: Laura Hall, 517-290-3779,
Consumer Hotline: 877-999-6442,


(LANSING, MICH) During Military Appreciation Month, the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) are pleased to inform service members and veterans of available benefits and career opportunities within the insurance and financial services industries, including career opportunities within the departments.

“All Americans are indebted to the brave men and women who make personal sacrifices to protect our way of life,” said DIFS Director Anita Fox. “The leadership and skills that service members bring home with them make them ideal candidates for the great careers and benefits that we have available for them here at DIFS regulating the state’s financial services and insurance sectors.”

“It is our mission at the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency to serve Michigan veterans and their families and to ensure that Michigan is the best place for them to live, work, raise a family, play, and retire,” said Zaneta Adams, Director of the MVAA. “To further our mission of providing the upmost support to Michigan’s veteran community, we are building connections with employers like DIFS to foster growth of working environments that understand veterans’ skills; that use best practices for veteran retention; and that recognize the importance of veterans in the workforce.”

DIFS is a Silver-Level Veteran-Friendly Employer, demonstrating its commitment to recruiting, training, and retaining veterans and their spouses and take pride in the vastly diverse cultures, backgrounds, interests, and expertise of the people who work at DIFS. Information about working for DIFS, as well as current employment opportunities can be found by visiting the DIFS Careers Page.

Additionally, under the GI Bill, DIFS insurance examination fees can be reimbursed for VA-eligible veterans who seek to become licensed insurance agents. Please contact DIFS at 877-999-6442 or with any questions about examination fee reimbursement.

Veterans and service members should also be aware that many insurance companies offer discounts on insurance and financial products to those who have served our country. For more information, contact your insurance agent or insurance company and ask about potential military discounts they might offer.

Consumers who have questions or concerns related to their insurance or financial services can contact DIFS Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 877-999-6442 or file a complaint online at

About Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs The Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) synchronizes strategic, legislative and fiscal initiatives to build and sustain military readiness, care and advocacy for veterans and cultivate purposeful partnerships. Branch operations include Michigan Veteran Homes, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, State Operations, Army National Guard and Air National Guard which stand in support of our mission to serve every member. For more information, please visit:

About the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services The mission of the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services is to ensure access to safe and secure insurance and financial services fundamental for the opportunity, security, and success of Michigan residents, while fostering economic growth and sustainability in both industries. In addition, the Department provides consumer protection, outreach, and financial literacy and education services to Michigan residents. For more information, visit or follow the Department on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.