A Point Of Clarification

To The Editor:

It may seem strange that I am writing concerning an article I was quoted in almost one year ago (“Avoid Price ‘Gouging,’ Consultant Warns Insurers,” NU, Jan. 14, 2002). However, it has come to my attention that my remarks have generated some misunderstanding and, in a few cases recently, have been taken completely out of context.

J. Robert Hunter, director of insurance for the Consumer Federation of America, recently co-authored a document for the Center for Justice & Democracy in which he references the Jan. 14 article to justify his point that insurers are acting irresponsibly, and that recent rate increases are not related to the insurance industrys economic cycle.

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