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For this column, we asked readers to respond to the possible ethical questions raised when producers accept contingent commissions for delivering a certain volume or quality of business as part of their compensation from carriers. Are there ethical methods of recognizing potential conflicts of interest in producer compensation and, other than prohibiting such bonus fees altogether, what are some ethical ways of reconciling those conflicts?

Given the nature of the questions, responses generally revolved around the ethics of contingent commissions and how any potential conflicts of interest can be ethically treated.

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