Congressman Paul Kanjorski, Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, announced that his Subcommittee will hold a hearing to protect insurance consumers from risks in the insurance system and to prevent insurance companies from posing a systemic risk and threatening the American financial system. This systemic risk may be the federal government’s only legitimate concern when it comes to regulating insurance.

Continue Reading Federal Hearings On Insurance Oversight Set for June 16

I was reading a blog by Steve Piontech, Editor-in-Chief of the National Underwriter Life & Health. His remarks seemed to add another valid reason why federal charter and the choice of a sole federal regulator needs to be avoided:

Continue Reading An Editor of the National Underwriter Makes a Case Against Federal Charter and Federal Regulation

Imagine – all kinds of legislation, hand in hand with lobbying and political positioning, just in time for the start of hurricane season on June 1. A couple of recent news stories point out the possible direction that several key measures may be heading.

Continue Reading No Federal Wind, Hunter Proposes Limited Federal Insurance Oversight, Florida Agents Criticize Proposed Law, State Farm and OIR in Cease-Fire