State insurance regulators have a new tool to conduct moreefficient market analyses of companies to better root outanti-consumer practices.

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners said Tuesdaythat the Market Analysis Review System (MARS) is ready for use bystate analysts.

The technological enhancement will automate the market analysisof companies and reflects regulators' emphasis on the kind ofmarket conduct practices that do not rely on periodic and costlyindividual company examinations, NAIC said.

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