History & Proceedings of the World's Insurance Congress; Under the Auspices of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition ...

History & Proceedings of the World's Insurance Congress; Under the Auspices of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...that a plan be devised which shall unite the insurance commissioners with the insurance companies in systematic, continuous, effective effort toward eliminating contradictory statutes and bringing the State laws into such harmony as shall effectually remove the most serious handicap of State supervision. Every man in America will agree with me that the insurance departments of the States should be removed from the pernicious political atmosphere in which the business of the departments must now be conducted. It will not be long until the people themselves will demand that the office of insurance commissioner shall be nonpolitical. Insurance companies can largely prevent the appointment of mere politicians to these important positions by dignified protest and friendly suggestion. It will not be so material that the head of the ofl'ice shall be granted a more permanent tenure, if departments are organized on the civil service basis and the actual examiners and detail employees are permanently retained. I feel certain that an area of cooperation has arrived; that the relation existing between the supervising ofiicials of the State departments and the companies has never been so friendly; that the companies themselves are no longer devoting themselves to cutthroat competition and that by difiusion among the people of information regarding insurance matters we shall within the next ten years see great progress made toward uniform laws and departmental rulings. The American Life Convention numbers ninety-seven members who are domiciled in thirty-three western, central and southern States. Their officials are in close touch with their several home departments. A complete understanding between the companies of the East and those of the West...show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934490
  • 9781236934499