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President Bush Signs "Do Not Call" Bill

President Bush has signed legislation into law that calls for the establishment of a national "do not call" registry. It will allow consumers who do...
March 17, 2003

President Bush has signed legislation into law that calls for the establishment of a national "do not call" registry. It will allow consumers who do not wish to be contacted by telemarketers to register online or by calling a number, and their name will be placed on the registry. Telemarketers will be required to access the registry to cleanse their call lists of consumers who have registered. Charitable and political calls are exempt from the new rule. The registry should be fully functional and available to telemarketers by September.

As did the balance of the insurance sector, PIA has asked regulators to take certain aspects into consideration in promulgating related regulations. A summary of our points is available here.

PIA is currently working with carriers and carrier trades groups to determine whether the insurance sector is better served through a state-by-state approach or federal preemption. Key in this discussion will be the need for the insurance sector to have better clarity and commonality among the states on the directly related matters (see the link above).

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