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Bill to Change Insurance Rate Process Pulled from Legislature

Posted May 22, 2007 7:44 p.m. EDT

— A bill that would take rate setting authority away from the state insurance commissioner appears to be losing steam in the General Assembly.

On Tuesday, the bill was pulled from a committee calendar.

Lobbyists for insurance companies said they want an impartial panel to set rates. Consumer advocates have warned the insurance industry is simply looking for a way to raise rates.