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Credit Scoring Task Force to Meet December 10th in Tampa


TALLAHASSEE - Members of a task force created to examine insurance companies' use of credit reports in underwriting will meet Monday, December 10, 2001 at the University of South Florida; 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, at the Phyllis P. Marshall Center, Room 296 in Tampa. The meeting is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend and give testimony.

Members of the task force include:

Bill O'Neil, Chair, Attorney, Sarasota
State Senator Bill Posey, Rockledge
State Representative Leslie Waters, Largo
David "Birny" Birnbaum, Executive Director, Center for Economic Justice, Austin, TX
Elsie Crowell, Insurance Consumer Advocate, Tallahassee
Yolanda Williams, Consumer, St. Petersburg
Rick Combs, Insurance Agent, Winter Park
Prentiss Mitchell, Representative, NAII (National Association of Independent Insurers)

Previous meetings were held at Florida International University in Miami on October 30th and at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville on November 19th .

For more information on the task force, visit and click on News Releases to access the September 19th press release titled: Gallagher Creates Task Force to Examine Insurers' Use of Credit Reports.