A pair of heavyweight champions—-Insurance Information Institute President Robert P. Hartwig and Consumer Federation of America Insurance Director J. Robert Hunter–battled 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 Company’s first virtual conference.

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

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