Government Hearings - 2004

  • 2004 0331 - GOV - Working with State Regulators to Increase Insurance Choices for Consumers
    • (PDF-205p, Video-Can't Find] - <mp3, mp4> - R
    • House - Committee on Financial Services - Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises 
    •  J. Robert Hunter, Director of Insurance, Consumer Federation of America
      • One would be, for example, term life insurance, I think you could totally deregulate.
      • And people understand term life insurance and so on You get into some of the cash value products, people are very confused.
      • They need help. They need information. It is a very difficult product.
    • House - Committee on Financial Serices - Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises 
  • 2004 1116 - GOV - Insurance Brokerage Practices, including Potential Conflicts of Interest and the Adequacy of the Current Regulatory Framework, aka Insurance Brokerage and Regulation Practices
    • [PDF - 166p, VIDEO-CSPAN] - <mp3, mp4>
    • Spitzer Investigations
    • Richard Blumenthal (as Attorney General - [D] -Connecticut, Currently (2021) Congressman from Connecticut] 
    • John Garamendi, as Insurance Commissioner
      California
    • Gregory Serio, Superintendent -New York State Insurance Dept.
    • Eliot Spitzer - Attorney General - New York (State)
    • J. Robert Hunter, Director of Insurance, Consumer Federation of America
      • Complexity produces weak regulation, Unleash the FTC, Anti-trust, Cartel rating organizations, Spitzer report - Regulators have utterly failed,