In one corner, a number of professional organizations support federal regulation of the insurance industry. And, on the opposite side of the ring, other groups support state oversight. The debate over state and federal regulatory control seems to have resurfaced, and a host of parties affected are gearing up for the battle.Some insurance carriers, however, are asking: Does it really matter who's standing when all is said and done? Many insurers simply recognize that there is a need for regulatory reform -and where that control lies is of secondary concern, according to Dick Luedke, spokesperson for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., Bloomington, Ill.

"We do not necessarily support one type of regulation over another, state or federal," Luedke says. "We support modernizing regulation, but our focus is more on how to regulate the industry-rather than on who should be handling the regulation. What's important is the quality and consistency of insurance regulation."

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