As members of this Association, we need to be mindful of the constraints of the antitrust laws.

There shall be no discussions or agreements or concerted actions that may restrain competition. This prohibition includes the exchange of information concerning individual company rates, coverages, market prices, claim settlement practices or any other aspect of any individual company’s operation which may have anti-competitive effects. Each Association member is obligated to speak up immediately for the purpose of preventing any discussion falling outside the bounds indicated.
Remember, the Antitrust laws do not prohibit all meetings and discussions between competitors, especially when the purpose is to strengthen competition and improve the working and efficiency of the marketplace.

It is in this spirit that the MCA conducts its meetings and conferences. Nonetheless, it is appropriate to remind ourselves of the renewed interest of the federal government in monitoring trade association activity.