Ultimate Effects of McCarran-Ferguson Federal Antitrust Exemption on Insurer Activity are Unclear

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Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "This letter transmits our briefing slides describing the potential effects of the federal antitrust exemption included in the McCarran-Ferguson Act (McCarran) on insurer activities. On May 26, 2005, we briefed Congressional staff on the results of our review. Specifically, we assessed existing insurance practices that might violate federal antitrust law absent the McCarran exemption and identified current state authorities related to antitrust laws applicable to insurance. In a separate GAO legal opinion, Legal Principles Defining the Scope of the Federal Antitrust Exemption for Insurance, published in March 2005, ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. July 28, 2005.

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Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "This letter transmits our briefing slides describing the potential effects of the federal antitrust exemption included in the McCarran-Ferguson Act (McCarran) on insurer activities. On May 26, 2005, we briefed Congressional staff on the results of our review. Specifically, we assessed existing insurance practices that might violate federal antitrust law absent the McCarran exemption and identified current state authorities related to antitrust laws applicable to insurance. In a separate GAO legal opinion, Legal Principles Defining the Scope of the Federal Antitrust Exemption for Insurance, published in March 2005, we assessed the types of insurance-related activities that courts have found to be exempt from federal antitrust provisions under the McCarran exemption."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Ultimate Effects of McCarran-Ferguson Federal Antitrust Exemption on Insurer Activity are Unclear, text, July 28, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc297276/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.