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    A LONELY HUNTER AND HIS BED OF NAILS

A LONELY HUNTER AND HIS BED OF NAILS

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion NAIC rejects plan for in-depth study of auto insurance pricing In the late summer of 2017, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) launched a headlong attack on the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). The CFA’s J. Robert (Bob) Hunter charged that the NAIC “discredited itself by bowing to industry pressure” with regard to an auto insurance study. Hunter—a bow-tie-favoring rogue actuary—fired another rhetorical broadside

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    SISTER ACT

SISTER ACT

BROKEN GLASS Sisters bring diverse backgrounds to their successful specialty MGU “Sisters, sisters/There were never such devoted sisters …” That familiar lyric from the classic holiday movie White Christmas was sung tongue in cheek by glamour girls Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen as they twirled their lush feathered fans and swore undying devotion while warning each other: “Lord help the mister/Who comes between me and my sister.” It’s common for rivalry

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    PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESSES FROM CYBER ATTACKS

PROTECTING SMALL BUSINESSES FROM CYBER ATTACKS

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion A U.S. House committee examines the cybersecurity insurance option The Small Business Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives donned a sales representative’s hat when it published a report titled “Protecting Small Businesses from Cyber Attacks: The Cybersecurity Insurance Option.” The hearing focused on the gravitas of financial risk associated with cybersecurity and cyber attacks. The consensus opinion expressed at the hearing was that the

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    EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

Against the backdrop of its rich history, The Philadelphia Contributionship rebrands itself while retaining core values Decades ago, it was the fashion for insurers to shorten their formal names, presumably to make them appear to be more in step with the modern era. The Insurance Company of North America became INA … Government Employees Insurance Company became GEICO … the Hartford Fire Insurance Company became The Hartford … and the

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    ANGST ON THE HILL

ANGST ON THE HILL

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion House Financial Services Committee is no longer a serious venue for policy development This conflict is not a typical Republican versus Democrat food fight. No, this altercation pits House Republicans against Republicans in the Senate. In the past 30 years, this observer has read and heard his share of rants from policymakers who felt constrained by the legislative process. Most of those colorful statements came

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