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Credit Scoring Task Force to Meet November 19th in Jacksonville

11/5/2001

TALLAHASSEE - Members of a task force created to examine insurance companies' use of credit reports in underwriting will meet Monday, November 19, 2001, at the University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Drive, University Center, Room 1044 BH-1 in Jacksonville. 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)

A previous meeting was held at Florida International University in Miami on October 30th, and one is scheduled for December 10th at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

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