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Media Advisory

Office of Insurance Regulation to Hold Public Hearing on Life Insurance Companies' Practices
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Contact Info:


Jack McDermott
Brittany Perez
850 413-2515
850 413-2515

Tenative Agenda:
9:30 am to Noon --- Morning Session
Noon to 1:30 pm --- Break
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm --- Afternoon Session
Investigative subpoenas were issued to MetLife, and to Nationwide. MetLife will testify first.

Tentative Attendees:
Public Officials: Commissioner Kevin McCarty (Florida), Commissioner Stephen Robertson (Indiana), Commissioner Adam Hamm (North Dakota), Lt. Governor & Director of Insurance Mary Taylor (Ohio), Commissioner Michael Consedine (Pennsylvania), Commissioner Julie McPeak (Tennessee), and representatives for Florida's Chieft Financial Officer, and for Florida's Attorney General.

Others Represented: The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), and regulators from the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Okalahoma, and Virginia.

Press Availability:
There will be a brief press availability with Commissioner McCarty and representatives from the NAIC during the lunch break. Location TBD.​

Life Insurance Companies

The Office will conduct an evidentiary public hearing to evaluate industry practices that involve claim settlement practices, use of the U.S. Social Security Administration's Death Master File, and compliance with unclaimed property laws.​

Thursday, May 19, 2011 9:30 AM

Pat Thomas Committee Room
412 Knott Building
Tallahassee, Florida

The Florida Channel will be broadcasting the hearing live; a recording will be made available on www.floir.com at a later date.​

Contact Info:


Jack McDermott
Brittany Perez
850 413-2515
850 413-2515

About the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has primary responsibility for regulation, compliance and enforcement of statutes related to the business of insurance and the monitoring of industry markets. For more information about the Office, please visit www.floir.com or follow us on Twitter @FLOIR_comm.