NU Online News Service, April 16, 2004, 4:57 p.m. EDT – The Insurance Marketplace Standards Association, Washington, will hold a conference on compliance best practices May 12-14 in Chicago.[@@]

Scheduled speakers include John Walsh, chief counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner Julie Bowler and Lee Covington II, former Ohio insurance director. Covington now is a director in the Washington office of PriceWaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.

Workshop sessions will include discussions of topics such as Sarbanes-Oxley, senior suitability and the “do not call” list.

More information is available at http://www.imsaethics.org