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FIO Misses Modernization Report Deadline

The delay of the insurance modernization report mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act adds to a long list of missed deadlines.

Sources close to the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) seem to have gotten the impression that Director Michael McRaith was going to make sure that an insurance industry modernization report would be issued by the end of January 2012. It wasn't.

The post financial crisis Dodd-Frank Act, which created the FIO, required the Office to deliver the modernization report within 18 months of the law's enactment on July 21, 2010. That made the deadline Jan. 21, 2012, according to a Federal Reserve timeline that can be seen by clicking here. Perhaps FIO observers expressing pleasure at any pre-February issue of the report had decided to cut Director McRaith some slack owing to his not having been appointed until seven months after Dodd-Frank was passed.

Whatever the case, the FIO's late report can be added to a long list of broken Dodd-Frank deadlines

Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek Financial Services of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information ... View Full Bio

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