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Credit Scoring Task Force to Meet January 11th in Tallahassee


TALLAHASSEE - Members of a task force created to examine insurance companies' use of credit reports in underwriting will meet Friday, January 11, 2002, at the J. Edwin Larson Building, 200 East Gaines St., Room 116, in Tallahassee. The meeting is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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 , the University of North Florida in Jacksonville on November 19th , and the University of South Florida in Tampa on December 10th.

For more information on the task force, visit and click on News Releases to access the September 19, 2001 press release titled: Gallagher Creates Task Force to Examine Insurers' Use of Credit Reports.