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July 28, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC –  Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, will hold a hearing tomorrow to examine the state of our nation’s insurance industry.  The Committee will hear from industry and consumer experts on the current state of insurance regulation and oversight.  Witnesses are also expected to testify on ways to promote competition and efficiency in the U.S. insurance marketplace, and how to enhance consumer protection.
WHO:             Chairman Chris Dodd
Members of the Senate Banking Committee
Panel One:     The Honorable Steven M. Goldman
Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, on behalf of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Mr. Travis B. Plunkett
Legislative Director, Consumer Federation of America
Mr. Alessandro Iuppa
Senior Vice President, Zurich North America, on behalf of the American Insurance Association
Mr. L. John Pearson
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, The Baltimore Life Insurance Company, on behalf of the American Council of Life Insurers
Panel Two:     Mr. George A. Steadman
President and Chief Operating Officer, Rutherfoord Inc., on behalf of the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
Mr. Thomas Minkler
President, Clark-Mortenson Agency, Inc., on behalf of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
Mr. Franklin W. Nutter
President, Reinsurance Association of America
Mr. Richard Bouhan
Executive Director, National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices
WHEN:          Tuesday, July 29th  
                        10:00 a.m.
WHERE:       Banking Committee Hearing Room
538 Dirksen Senate Office Building
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