Hearing Scheduled for December 19, 2005

Pursuant to the provisions of chapter 30A, and in accordance with the authority granted to the Commissioner under chapter 152 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Division of Insurance will hold a public hearing at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 19, 2005 at the offices of the Division of Insurance, Fifth Floor, One South Station, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110.

The purpose of the hearing is to afford all interested parties an opportunity to provide oral and written comments regarding the proposed merger of workers compensation self-insurance groups, Massachusetts Automotive Compensation Corporation with and into Wholesale/Retail Suppliers Compensation Corporation.

Any person who wishes to provide comments concerning this proposed merger may do so at the hearing. Persons wishing to submit written comments may do so until close of business on Monday, December 19, 2005. All submissions must be sent to: Docket Clerk, Hearings and Appeals, Division of Insurance, One South Station, Boston, Massachusetts, 02110-2208, and must refer to Docket No. W2005-02. Copies of the proposed merger documents may be obtained by contacting the Docket Clerk at the Division of Insurance.

November 14, 2005

Julianne M. Bowler
Commissioner of Insurance