Government Hearings - 2003

  • 2003 0506 - GOV (House) - Increasing the Effectiveness of State Consumer Protection
    • [PDF-123p, Video-Can't Find] - <mp3, mp4> - R
    •  J. Robert Hunter - It is hard to fix a system that has not been analyzed.  (p14)
    • House - Committee on Financial Services - Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations 
  • 2003 0515 - GOV - Retirement Security: What Seniors Need to Know About Protecting Their Futures
    • [PDF-137p]
    • David F. Woods, CEO, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
      • (p9) - We have 800 local  associations across the country representing 325,000 insurance agents, financial advisers and their staffs. Our mission is to provide professional education and support to our members, to establish and to maintain ethical standards for them.
      • (p9) - Let me if I can just give you a very brief overview of the role that  an agent-adviser plays.
      • (p9-10) - And then to do the research, to find the appropriate products that may address those needs, and to bring those needs to their attention; to help them evaluate them; to provide competitive analysis for them, so that they can make an informed and intelligent decision about the products that are important in their lives.
      • (p25) - The other thing is, and Congressman Lucas can attest to this, he pointed out his credentials in the insurance industry, the best teacher of all, the best educator of all is a knowledgeable and qualified life insurance agent. Consumer study after consumer study indicates that that is where people get their information, and they want to get their information from them.
  • 2003 1021 - GOV (Senate) - Tax Shelters: Who's Buying, Who's Selling, And What's The Government Doing About It?
  • 2003 1022 - GOV (Senate) - Federal Involvement in the Regulation of the Insurance Industry, aka Insurance Industry Regulation
    • [PDF-147, VIDEO-CSPAN] - <mp3, mp4>
    • Fritz Hollings -Senator [D] South Carolina
    • J. Robert Hunter - Director -Consumer Federation of America->Insurance
    • Bill Nelson - Senator [D] Florida, Former Florida Insurance Commissioner
    • Ernst Csiszar - as Director South Carolina Department of Insurance
    • Senate - Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • 2003 1023 - GOV (Senate) - Company-Owned Life Insurance
    • [PDF-140p, Video-Can't Find- No Video Made?] - <mp3, mp4> - R
    • Senate - Committee on Finance
  • 2003 1105 - GOV (House) - Reforming Insurance Regulation: Making the Marketplace More Competitive for Consumers
    • [PDF-200p, Video-?] - <mp3, mp4> - R
    • NCOIL
    • House - Committee on Financial Services - Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises