Bobs.JPGA pair of heavyweight championsInsurance Information Institute President Robert P. Hartwig and Consumer Federation of America Insurance Director J. Robert Hunterbattled over Hurricane Katrina claims, insurer profitability, federal terrorism reinsurance and other hot controversies in a five-round online debate, the main event in the National Underwriter Companys first virtual conference. Read on for the blow by blow description, and weigh in with your own ringside commentary.

While there were no low blows or knockdowns in The Battle Of The Bobs, the two seasoned combatantswho regularly clash indirectly in the media and in Congressional testimony whenever the industry is embroiled in a political crisistook their best shots in a one-on-one debate moderated by this reporter.

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