NU Online News Service, Nov. 16, 2:36 p.m.EST

The Connecticut Insurance Department's director of consumerservices has been appointed as acting insurance commissioner.

A letter from Gov. M. Jodi Rell's office confirmed that BarbaraC. Spear, who has been with the insurance department since 2008,was given the title effective Nov. 12–the same day Thomas Sullivanresigned from the post.

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