Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Sean Dilweg conducted an informational hearing on the use of consumer credit information by insurance companies. The hearing, requested by members of the Wisconsin State Legislature, was conducted in the State Capitol on September 14, 2009.
Participants in each of the three panels provided information from a diverse group of interests including consumers, legislators, insurance agents, and insurance companies. Materials from the hearing are included below. The hearing was carried by WisconsinEye and is available for viewing through their video archives at: wisconsineye.com/wisEye_programming/ARCHIVES-agencies_09.html.
Commissioner Dilweg kept open the comment period for the hearing and invited other interested members of the public to submit information. The record will be kept open until October 14, 2009. Additional comments can be forwarded to Jim Guidry via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call Jim Guidry at (608) 264-6239.
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Legislative letter to Commissioner Dilweg
Opening Remarks from Commissioner Dilweg
Testimony of Scott Ohlman, Consumer
OCI Complaint filed by Scott Ohlman
Correspondence from Thomas Hanby, Consumer
Statement of Property and Casualty Insurers Association of America
Statement of the American Insurance Association
Transcript of Hearing on Insurer Use of Credit Information, September 14, 2009
Index of Documents on Insurance Scoring from Birny Birnbaum
Center for Economic Justice Review of NCOIL Insurance Scoring Model