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Department of Insurance and Financial Services Receives Michigan Veteran Connector Designation

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


(LANSING, MICH) The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is proud to announce that it has achieved the designation of Michigan Veteran Connector, demonstrating the department’s commitment to Michigan veterans through raising awareness of the resources and benefits they earned through their military service. The Veteran Connector initiative is part of the Governor’s Challenge to reduce suicide among service members, veterans, and their families.

“DIFS is proud to be a certified Michigan Veteran Connector to further our commitment to Michigan’s military service members, veterans, and their families,” said DIFS Director Anita Fox. “As we observe Veterans Day and throughout the year, we take pride in supporting those who served our country by helping connect them with the services and support they earned through their service.”

DIFS becomes one of eight State of Michigan units to be certified as a Michigan Veteran Connector. The program is facilitated through the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA).

“We congratulate our fellow state departments for their direct role in supporting our veterans as Veteran Connectors,” said MVAA Director Brian L. Love. “Based on our work through the Governor’s Challenge program, we know that the earlier we identify and connect our Michigan veterans to services and resources, the sooner we can lower the risk for self-harming behaviors including suicide.”

Participating in the Michigan Veteran Connector initiative is just one way the Department supports Michigan veterans. DIFS is proud to be a Silver-Level Veteran-Friendly Employer, committed to recruiting, training, and retaining veterans and their spouses. 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.

To learn more about the Michigan Veteran Connector initiative, email Veterans who need assistance or want to explore if they are receiving their earned benefits can call 1-800-MICH-VET (1-800-642-4838) or visit

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.