Bureau Rate

Bureau Rate

A premium per unit of insurance established by a cooperative organization for insurance companies in individual states.
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Stephen Beck developed the company's all-natural treatment protocol 20 years ago and it is so effective that the Better Business Bureau rates LiceDoctors with an "A" grade, its highest rating.
The Better Business Bureau rates Carlos Amantea's practice an F for failing to respond to a complaint against the business.
"Another easy win is to buy currency before leaving home to avoid poor airport bureau rates. Plan how much you will need carefully and take enough foreign cash because changing money abroad is more expensive when bank charges are added.
ISLAMABAD, November 21, 2009 (Balochistan Times): The list of NRO beneficiaries issued by the government reflects that bureau rates have more benefited from NRO than politicians.
This appears to be a lose/lose situation, as the hospitals pay bureau rates and the staff pay secondary tax.
Beginning in the late 1950s, most states began to make it easier for insurers to deviate from bureau rates. In particular, large direct writers of personal lines coverage (Allstate, Nationwide, and State Farm) generally obtained approval to charge lower rates and thereby grew rapidly, eventually eviscerating bureau dominance.
The National Charities Information Bureau rates 400 national charities and assesses how they work.
where everything is defined as before, and [REG.sub.i] are a set of dummy variables indicating that the state has one of three types of regulatory policies covering the workers' compensation insurance market: a deregulated or competitive market, a policy that allows pricing deviations from approved bureau rates, or mandatory use of approved bureau rates.(9) Equation (3) allows the regulatory policy in the state to have an effect on wages, and nests equations (1) and (2) as special cases.
We have defined three broad categories: deregulated or competitive states, prior approval regulation that allows for deviations from bureau rates, and prior approval regulation that does not allow deviations from bureau rates.
The principal argument in opposition to antitrust immunity for collective ratemaking is that cooperation among competitors facilitates collusive price fixing.(15) The primary contention of deregulators in respect to rate bureau rate-making was that bureau rates were artificially high and provided a price umbrella that allowed less efficient carriers to exist, while allowing the more efficient carriers to make high profits.
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