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  • Title: GADOI Home Page
    Descriptive info: .. Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner.. Ralph T.. Hudgens.. Commissioner.. Home.. Agents.. Insurers.. Fire Marshal.. Industrial Loan.. Consumer Services.. Premium Tax.. Enforcement.. Fraud.. Welcome to the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's web site.. Our vision is to have a well-trained workforce, utilizing state of the art technology to facilitate regulation, coordination and uniformity among state regulators and provide public access to services and fire safety information that results in a consumer friendly and competitive market place.. ALERT:.. Individuals who have conducted insurance transactions with Sapelo Insurance Agency located in Darien, Ga.. , or Avera Insurance Agency in Ludowici, Ga.. , are encouraged to contact their insurance company to verify coverage.. If it is determined that coverage was never place with the insurance company on your behalf, we ask that you contact our Fraud Division at 800-656-2289.. Southern Casualty Insurance Company was placed into liquidation on March 20, 2013.. Click.. here.. for a copy of the Liquidation Order, Notice of Liquidation and Proof of Claim Form.. Proof of Claim form must be properly completed, mailed, and postmarked no later than September 17, 2013.. Representatives in our Consumer Services Division are standing ready to offer insurance claims assistance to survivors of the April 11, 2013 damaging storms.. Call us at 404-656-2070 or toll-free at 800-656-2298.. Special Alert to Georgia Licensees regarding renewal processing times.. View this.. Special Alert.. Quick Links.. About Commissioner Hudgens.. Bio.. Speaking Requests.. Media Relations.. Event Pictures..  ...   (SB94).. 06/04/2009.. Bulletin 09-P&C-1.. 03/03/2009.. more >>.. Directive 13-EXAM-2.. 04/19/2013.. Directive 13-EXAM-1.. 01/31/2013.. Directive 12-EX-1.. 01/12/2012.. Directive 11-EXAM-1.. 09/06/2011.. Directive 11-EX-7.. 07/14/2011.. Directive 11-EX-6.. 05/25/2011.. Directive 11-EX-5A.. 05/03/2011.. Directive 11-EX-5.. 05/02/2011.. Directive 11-EX-4.. 04/15/2011.. Directive 11-EX-3.. 01/14/2011.. Directive 11-EX-2.. 01/10/2011.. Directive 11-EX-1.. Consider Travel Insurance To Protect Your Vacation.. 04/30/2013.. Arson Dog Smokey Dies.. 04/23/2013.. Insurance Department Ready To Assist Storm Victims.. 03/19/2013.. Daylight Savings Begins March 10th: Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery.. 03/04/2013.. WreckCheck App Available For Smartphone Users.. 02/26/2013.. Department Consumer Reps To Visit Bartow and Gordon Counties.. 02/01/2013.. Insured Losses From Storms Estimated At $75 Million.. Severe Weather Awareness Week Feb.. 4-8.. 01/29/2013.. Hudgens Kicks Off Fire Safety Calendar Giveaway In Atlanta.. 01/24/2013.. Hudgens Offers Winter Storm Safety Tips.. 01/17/2013.. Hudgens Urges Fireworks Safety.. 12/27/2012.. Child-Only Policies To Be Offered In January.. 12/26/2012.. Sunday Morning Fire Claims The Life Of Candler County Man.. 04/15/2013.. Dawson County Couple Arrested For Arson.. Butts County Fatal House Fire Ruled Accidental.. 02/18/2013.. Arrest Made In Tefair County Vehicle Fire.. 02/15/2013.. Fatal Fire In Murray County Under Investigation.. 02/13/2013.. Three Perish In Stewart County House Fire.. 02/11/2013.. Hudgens Honors Firefighters During Ceremonies On Capitol Hill.. 02/05/2013.. Crisp County Fatal Fire Ruled Accidental.. 02/04/2013.. Hudgens: Bibb County Church Fire Was Arson.. Manchester Mill Fire Ruled Arson.. 01/22/2013.. Hudgens Brings Operations Safe Home To Rockdale County.. 5/9/2013 1:55:21 AM.. Employment.. E-Verify.. Sitemap.. Technical Contact.. Contact Us.. Privacy Policy.. Laws & Regs.. 172.. 16.. 0.. 31..

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  • Title: Agents Home Page
    Descriptive info: Contact us.. Agents Licensing Division.. 2 Martin Luther King, Jr.. Drive.. West Tower, Suite 707.. Atlanta, Georgia 30334.. Telephone: 404-656-2101.. Toll Free: 800-656-2298.. Between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.. Forms.. On-line renewal.. Continuing Education.. Rules.. Producer Edge FAQ.. Agencies.. On-line Renewal.. Adjusters.. Adjuster Search.. Counselors.. Counselors Search.. Surplus Lines Brokers.. Surplus Lines Brokers Search.. Education Providers.. Search CE Providers.. Search Pre-licensing Providers.. Pre-licensing Renewals.. Continuing Education Renewals.. Quick Links.. CE Requirements.. Rental Companies Instructions and Forms.. Exam Locations.. Statutes.. External Links.. America's Health Insurance Plans.. AM Best.. FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program.. NAIC.. Pearson VUE.. Georgia Secretary of State.. Sircon.. Producer Edge.. 1).. New Limited Group Health Counselor license offered 7/1/2012.. 2).. 2014/15 Reinstatement Process.. 3).. On-line license printing.. 4).. Electronic Fingerprinting Requirements.. 5).. Free Activation for ProducerEDGE.. 6).. Notarized Citizenship Affidavit and Identification required with new application.. 1.. ) New Limited Group Health Counselor license offered 7/1/2012.. The limited group health counselor license is for individuals working with large and small group health coverages/plans.. It allows the holder of such license to provide consultation to the consumer and charge a fee for this consultation.. This license is not needed for persons that are already licensed as a counselor life accident and sickness.. Requirements for resident licensure:.. File form.. GID103.. ,.. GID276-EN.. , Counselor Bond and $115 fee;.. 2.. If licensed less than 5 years as an agent for health/accident and sickness, successful completion of the Ltd Group Health Counselor Exam is required.. The examination is offered through Pearson VUE 1-800-274 -0488.. If licensed as an agent for health/accident and sickness for 5 years or more - no examination is required.. 2) 2014/15 Reinstatement Process.. Resident licensees that  ...   u.. Va.. ia.. b.. le.. P.. du.. c.. ts.. (VP).. ith.. Limit.. d.. Sub.. -.. ag.. A.. j.. st.. or.. Co.. s.. lor.. Su.. p.. l.. Li.. B.. k.. Janua.. y.. $284.. 25.. $388.. 50.. $289.. $805.. 00.. Februa.. $288.. $396.. 75.. $293.. $830.. March.. $292.. $405.. $297.. $855.. April.. $296.. $413.. $301.. $880.. May.. $421.. $306.. $905.. June.. $255.. $330.. $260.. $630.. July.. $259.. $338.. $264.. $655.. August.. $263.. $346.. $268.. $680.. September.. $267.. $355.. $272.. $705.. October.. $271.. $363.. $276.. $730.. November.. $371.. $281.. $755.. Dece.. m.. ber.. $280.. $380.. $285.. $780.. If the licensee fails to file for reinstatement by 6/30/2013, they must also submit electronic fingerprints.. 3.. ) On-line license printing.. Please visit.. for complete details.. 4.. ) Electronic Fingerprinting Requirements.. Effective January 1, 2010, all new resident applicants, excluding active licensees and individuals that apply for reinstatement within 6 months of expiration date, shall be required to submit electronic fingerprints through a vendor selected by the Department for a criminal background check.. The applicant shall bear the cost for electronic fingerprinting.. Click for more information.. 5.. ) Free Activation for ProducerEDGE.. Begin applying for, renewing, and managing your licenses with ease; with automatic email notifications, integrated National Producer Database (PDB) access, and CE tracking.. This new service is brought to you by the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety FIre Commissioner and Pearson VUE, powered by Sircon.. Create your free account.. 6).. Visit.. THIS PAGE.. to see how to submit your Citizenship Affidavit and Verifiable Identification Documents to the Department of Insurance in order to complete your new application.. Your license cannot be processed if this information is not submitted correctly.. 5/9/2013 1:56:07 AM..

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  • Title: Insurers Home Page
    Descriptive info: Regulatory Services Division.. West Tower, Suite 920.. Telephone: 404-656-2074.. Regulatory Services.. Application Process.. GID Forms.. Renewal Instructions and Forms.. Approved list of Alien Insurers.. Deposits, Fees and Premium Taxes.. All Regulatory Services Insurers Forms.. Life & Health.. Life & Health Policy Forms.. H-QUEST Forms.. Health Rate Filing Forms.. Utilization Review Forms.. State Group Health Continuation.. Bulletin 10-EX-2: Certification and Listing FAQ.. Property & Casualty.. P&C Forms.. Rate Comparisons.. SERFF.. Workers Compensation Liability Tables.. Search.. Closed Complaint Reports.. Insurance Companies.. Enforcement Orders.. Examination Reports.. Receiverships.. Company Portal Login.. Data Calls.. Insurance Rules.. HIPAA.. AHIP.. UCAA.. Insurance News.. Released 02/02/2012.. Severe Weather Awareness Week.. Released 03/22/2010.. March 2010 Newsletter.. Released 03/05/2010.. January 2010 Newsletter.. Released 11/18/2009.. October 2009 Newsletter.. more.. The.. is responsible for licensing insurance companies and ensuring that the licensed companies remain solvent and compliant with all the requirements of Georgia laws and regulations.. Life and Health Division.. is responsible for solving both technical and practical problems in the regulation of insurers  ...   Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner will be changing its procedures regarding the verification of lawful presence of persons applying for all licenses, permits, registrations and certificates.. Please click.. HERE.. for more information.. ATTENTION.. : The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has published a new IPhone® application to help you document your home inventory.. It is available from.. here for a video.. demonstration.. Effective August 30, 2010.. , the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire, Regulatory Services Division, changed the address for mailing in filings with payments.. The new payment mailing address is:.. Georgia Department of Insurance.. O.. Box 935138.. Atlanta, GA 31193-5138.. Please Note:.. Regulatory Services customers who wish to send payments via overnight courier should use this address:.. Wells Fargo.. Regulatory Services Division.. Lockbox # 935138.. 3585 Atlanta Ave.. Hapeville, GA 30354.. OTHER ANNOUNCEMENT.. – Mandatory Electronic Filing for All Foreign Annual Insurance Company Renewal Filings and Associated Fees on or after February 1, 2010.. for further details.. 5/9/2013 2:28:18 AM..

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  • Title: Fire Marshal Home Page
    Descriptive info: Fire Marshal's Office.. 2 Martin Luther King Jr.. Telephone: 404-656-2064.. Fax: 404-657-6971.. Between 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM.. Our Sections.. Amusement Rides.. Boilers and Pressure Vessels.. CMS.. Elevators and Escalators.. Engineering.. Fire Investigations.. GFIRS.. Hazardous Materials.. Manufactured Housing.. Rules and Regulations.. Fees.. Fire Fighters Recognition Day.. School Fire Reports.. Superintendent Fire Report Application.. School Fire Report for Parents.. Combustible Dust Registration.. Combustible Dust Login.. Combustible Dust Compliance Map.. Fire Safe Cigarettes Registration.. Fire Safe Cigarettes Search.. Home Heating Safety.. Planning Your Home Escape.. Safety Fire Rules.. Project Safe Georgia.. Georgia Safety, Health and Environmental Conference.. Pay Safety Engineering Invoices.. Flood Smart.. Georgia Statutes.. NFPA Codes and Standards.. Safe America Foundation.. Secretary of State.. Georgia Cares.. Consumer Product Safety Com.. Special Reports.. Fire Marshal News.. Released 04/15/2013.. Released 03/04/2013.. Released 02/18/2013.. Released 02/15/2013.. Released 02/13/2013.. Released 02/11/2013.. Released 02/05/2013.. Released 02/04/2013.. As a direct result of the 1946  ...   further authorized the appointment of a State Fire Marshal and the creation of the State Fire Marshal’s Office.. The responsibilities of the Fire Marshal’s Office fall into five main categories: building inspection, manufactured housing inspection, engineering, hazardous materials inspections, and licensing.. Counterfeit Smoke Detectors in Atlanta! Click.. view story from CBS Atlanta.. , the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Fire Safety Division changed the address for mailing in filings with payments.. IF REMITTING ROLLED BOXED PLANS DRAWINGS "WITH FEE":.. Fire Safety Division.. , Dr.. ,.. Suite 920, West Tower.. Atlanta, GA 30334.. IF REMITTING FLAT PACKAGES ( ALL OTHER EXCEPT ROLLED BOXED PLANS) "WITH FEE" BY MAIL:.. Box 935136.. Atlanta, GA 31193-5136.. IF REMITTING FLAT PACKAGES ( ALL OTHER EXCEPT ROLLED BOXED PLANS) "WITH FEE" BY OVERNIGHT COURIER ONLY (ie Federal Express, UPS, etc.. ):.. Wells Fargo Bank.. Lockbox # 935136.. Hapeville, GA 30354.. 5/9/2013 2:28:29 AM..

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  • Title: Industrial Loan Home Page
    Descriptive info: Ga.. Industrial Loan Division.. , Drive.. West Tower, Suite 720.. Phone: (404) 656-2078.. Fax: (770)408-5935.. Loan Company Applicants.. Loan Licensees.. Reporting Requirements.. Renewals.. Find a Loan Company.. Search by Zip/City.. Search by County.. Submit a Complaint.. Online Complaint Form.. Email Us.. Industrial Loan Act.. Statutes ( Search Title 7, Chpt.. 3).. Regulations.. Education.. Training Schedule.. Training Statute.. EFT Setup Procedure.. Live Check Solicitation Procedure.. Industrial Loan Portal.. Company Applications.. GILA.. The Industrial Loan Division is responsible for licensing and regulating the small loan industry under the provisions of the Georgia Industrial Loan Act.. This statute limits loan amounts to consumers not to exceed $3000 and a period  ...   and Safety Fire, Industrial Loan Division, changed the address for mailing in filings with payments.. Industrial Loan customers who wish to send payments via overnight courier should use this address:.. Wells Fargo.. Industrial Loan Division.. All Payments (except EFT or ACH):.. Monthly Loan Tax Report.. Quarterly Insurance and Loan Report.. Loan License Renewal.. Make remittance payable to: Ralph T.. Hudgens, Industrial Loan Commissioner, at the above address.. Attach check to correct form and mail to address above.. Industrial Loan License # MUST be on every check.. Do not send a voucher.. Do not send extra copies by mail or fax to the Industrial Loan Division.. 5/9/2013 2:28:45 AM..

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  • Title: Consumer Services Home Page
    Descriptive info: Consumer Services Division.. West Tower, Suite 716.. Telephone: 404-656-2070.. Between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM.. Types of Insurance.. Annuities.. Auto Insurance.. Homeowners Insurance.. Life Insurance.. Health Insurance.. Business Insurance.. Managed Care.. Consumer Guides.. Fixed Annuities.. Fixed Equity Annuities.. Tips for filing Auto Claims.. Tips for Filing Insurance Claims.. Georgia Health Rates Review.. MEDSUPP Rate Comparison.. Regional Assistance.. Insurance Glossary.. CLUE Report.. Insure U.. Publications.. Safety Tips.. Federal High Risk Health Pool.. Home inventory software.. Georgia Insurance Regulations.. Consumer News.. Released 04/30/2013.. Released 04/23/2013.. Released 03/19/2013.. Released 02/26/2013.. The Consumer Services Division investigates policyholder complaints and responds to inquiries from the public.. Our goal is to answer insurance related questions promptly and to ensure fair and equitable resolution of disputes involving insurance transactions between insurers, agents, and policyholders.. If you are a consumer with a complaint, please use our new.. The advantages of using the.. Complaint Portal.. are that you can submit your complaint electronically, including pertinent documents, check the progresss of your case and view the case until one year after closure.. The Complaint Portal will speed up your complaint process.. If you wish to use the mailing process, please click.. here to view it.. The Consumer Services  ...   If you are a provider with a complaint, you may also choose to use the.. in order to speed up the complaint process or use.. traditional mailing process.. Our Consumer Services office hours are from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM.. For information on insurance companies in receivership, visit.. GRID.. (Global Receivership Insurance Database).. CONSUMER ALERT: Limited Medical Benefit Insurance Plans/Mini-Med Plans.. These plans come in many varieties so read.. this alert.. and shop carefully before you buy.. CONSUMER ALERT - NBLA HEARING POSTPONED:.. The Office of Commissioner of Insurance issued an Amended Show Cause order in the matter of National Better Living Association Inc.. (.. NBLA.. ).. The Amended Show Cause order was issued as a result of an investigation into the business practices of NBLA and its affiliates.. That order is not final.. NBLA and others will be given an opportunity to contest the findings of the order and “show cause” as to why the Commissioner should not take action against NBLA.. The hearing is being referred to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OSAH) for a recommended decision from that office.. Once the date of the hearing is determined, it will be posted on this website.. 5/9/2013 2:28:52 AM..

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  • Title: Premium Tax Home Page
    Descriptive info: Premium Tax Division.. West Tower, Suite 916.. Telephone: 404-656-7553.. Forms and Filing Instructions.. Admitted Companies.. Procurement.. Risk retention Groups.. EFT Tax Payments.. EFT for Local Governments.. Population Ratios.. Premium Tax Rules.. Georgia Department of Revenue.. Georgia Firefighters Associations.. Georgia Municipal Association.. Georgia General Assembly.. TriTech Tax Filing for Non-Subscribers.. SURPLUS LINE BROKERS AND INSUREDS INDEPENDENTLY PROCURING NONADMITTED INSURANCE:.. please note that effective July 1, 2012 allocation by state is no longer required when filing premium tax affidavits when Georgia is the "home" state.. A new workbook is available on the website under Forms and Filing Instructions and must be utilized when filing quarterly premium tax affidavits, For additional information regarding the filing change,  ...   notice - PLEASE NOTE, if you are not filing a fourth quarter affidavit, Form GID-213-PT must be filed by the fourth quarter due date of January 15, 2013.. Please call the Premium Tax Division with any questions.. 404-656-7553.. INSURANCE COMPANIES LICENSED IN GEORGIA - File quarterly and annual premium tax returns electronically!.. The Premium Tax Division is responsible for ensuring compliance with the insurance tax laws, rules and regulations and for processing the premium tax returns for all insurance companies and surplus lines transactions in the State of Georgia.. In addition, the Premium Tax Division assesses collects and distributes the County/Municipal Tax and, assesses and collects the Special Insurance Fraud Fund.. 5/9/2013 2:28:59 AM..

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  • Title: Enforcement Home Page
    Descriptive info: Enforcement Division.. West Tower, Suite 708.. Telephone: 404-656-2060.. Enforcement Functions.. Search Enforcement Orders.. Hearing Schedule.. Race Based Claims.. The Enforcement Division provides investigative and legal functions for the Department.. Within the Division, the Fraud Unit investigates insurance fraud cases including claims fraud, agent fraud, and unauthorized insurers.. The Legal Unit provides advice and counsel  ...   administrative hearings regarding insurance, industrial loan and safety fire matters.. , the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire, Enforcement Division, changed the address for mailing in filings with payments.. The new payment mailing address is:.. Atlanta, GA 31193-5138.. Enforcement customers who wish to send payments via overnight courier should use this address:.. 5/9/2013 2:29:16 AM..

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  • Title: Fraud Home Page
    Descriptive info: Enforcement Division – Fraud Unit.. West Tower, Suite 614.. Telephone: 404-232-1575.. Fax: 404-657-9831.. Between 08:00 AM – 4:45 PM.. Press Releases.. National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Offers Free Access to Insurers’ Total Loss Claims Data.. Newly Formed Consortium to Combat Medical Fraud.. Report Fraud.. National Insurance Crime Bureau.. Coalition Against Fraud.. Georgia Arson Control.. Georgia insurance Information Service.. The Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Fraud Unit investigates violations of Georgia statutes related to insurance fraud.. The unit receives requests from property and casualty companies, health care providers, life insurers and other insurance providers, consumer and departmental complaints, and through local, state, and federal authorities.. The Insurance Commissioner employs sworn law enforcement officers, certified by Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council.. As Special Agents  ...   review of potential violations of Georgia law involving agents, adjusters, unlicensed companies and insurance carriers.. Subsequent to the investigation, Special Agents within the department have the power to make arrests for violations of Georgia’s insurance fraud statutes.. A person convicted of insurance fraud shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two nor more than ten years, or by a fine, of not more than $10,000.. 00, or both.. Cases are received and reviewed based on criteria developed by the department.. The cases assigned to criminal investigators are evaluated, reviewed and developed for prosecution.. Individuals violating the state fraud statutes are arrested and are subject to prosecution both at a state and federal level.. 5/9/2013 2:29:19 AM..

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  • Title: Commissioner Bio
    Descriptive info: RALPH T.. HUDGENS.. GEORGIA INSURANCE AND SAFETY FIRE COMMISSIONER.. Ralph Hudgens was elected as Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner on November 2, 2010.. In addition to being Insurance Commissioner, Hudgens is also the Safety Fire Commissioner and Industrial Loan Commissioner.. His duties include regulating approximately 1,600 insurance companies, licensing 137,000 insurance agents, and regulating over 1,000 industrial loan offices.. As Safety Fire Commissioner, Hudgens appoints the State Fire Marshal, oversees the state arson unit, regulates explosive and hazardous materials, and is responsible for the inspection of public buildings for compliance with the state fire code.. Commissioner Hudgens is a businessman , who for nearly two decades, worked for Shell Chemical Company, a division of Shell Oil, in sales and management.. Today, he owns and operates  ...   the Georgia Senate, serving fourteen years until his election as Insurance Commissioner.. Because of his service as Chairman of the Insurance Committee, Vice-Chairman of both the Ag Committee and Banking Committees, Hudgens is one of the state's foremost experts on insurance, business regulation, and consumer issues.. A loyal Republican, he has served as a GOP delegate at the local, state, and federal level.. He is committed to the party platform of lower taxes, less government, and strong family values.. He is 100 percent pro-life and a champion of various pro-family causes.. Ralph and his wife, Suzanne, live in Athens, Georgia and they have four married children and twelve grandchildren.. He and Suzanne are active members at Winterville First Baptist Church.. 5/9/2013 2:29:26 AM..

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  • Title: Public Information Home Page
    Descriptive info: Public Information Division.. Telephone: 404-651-7902.. Media Kit.. Commissioner's Bio.. Commissioner's Pictures.. Print Media.. All News Releases.. MultiMedia.. RSS Feeds.. Photo Gallery.. All News.. Released 04/19/2013.. Released 03/29/2013.. Newsroom.. The Public Information Division is responsible for serving the news media, by coordinating news releases, publications and other materials to help inform Georgians about all aspects of the Office of Insurance operations.. The Public Information Division is the primary contact for  ...   rates and a number of other insurance issues affecting the public.. If you are a reporter and would like more information, please call Glenn Allen at (404) 651-7902.. Public Information inquiries can also be e-mailed to.. Glenn Allen.. If you are a member of the public wishing information, please visit either the Homepage of this Web site, or call the Department's toll-free Consumer Hotline at (800) 656-2298.. 5/9/2013 2:29:33 AM..

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