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Treating “Like Like Like”

Any time a group of businesses or its trade association takes the lead on working with public policymakers to enact stricter regulatory guidelines on how those organizations are run, it’s bound to spur controversy.  Some members of the trade group may bristle at being subjected to rules they think are unfair or discriminatory.  Others may think the proposed standards don’t go far enough. 

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2009 Top 10 List

It’s not Letterman, but here’s a shot at my Top Ten list for 2009:

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Don’t Blame the Messenger…

Dave DelBiondo, director of the Bureau of Financial Exams for the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance, closed his presentation to attendees at this week’s Pennsylvania Fraternal Congress (PFC) with a frank discussion of fraternal solvency issues that should resonate well beyond the borders of the Keystone State.  Dave has always been known as a “friend of fraternals” and one of the regulators with the greatest degree of understanding of the fraternal system in the U.S.  His tone was calm and factual – not threatening or bombastic – which made his remarks all the more valid. 

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