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Watchdog Blasts Insurance Regulators' Industry Ties

Law360 (March 22, 2011, 6:38 PM EDT) -- Twenty-four state insurance commissioners worked for the insurance industry before their appointment, the nonprofit Consumer Watchdog said Tuesday, questioning whether those ties will influence the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' stance on changes to the health care reform law.

Consumer Watchdog said the insurance industry's alleged dominance in the NAIC — made up of insurance regulators from all 50 states — could cause trouble Sunday when an association task force decides whether to back legislation that would remove agent commissions from a cap on administrative expenses...
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