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Idol.bmpThe insurance industry has been getting hammered lately–in the courthouse, in Congress and in the media–about flood insurance, antitrust immunity, contingency fees, and a host of other controversies. But how would carriers and their producers hold up in front of the toughest critics in the nation–the American Idol judges? In honor of the start of this year’s American Idol finals tonight, I imagine what it might be like if this industry had to face the wrath of Simon and company.

***Ryan: Here on “Insurance Idol,” our first contestant is State Farm, singing the blues over how its handling of Hurricane Katrina claims brought the wrath of the state of Mississippi and Congress down not only on the company, but the entire industry.

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