Review your state regulator's financial ties

The Center for Public Integrity collected 41 of the most recent disclosure reports for insurance commissioners from around the country, which can detail potential conflicts of interest, such as business investments, spousal employment or corporate-paid travel.

Forty-three states and the District of Columbia require insurance commissioners to file some kind of personal financial disclosure report. All but two of those jurisdictions — Hawaii and Vermont — make the documents available for public inspection. Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming have no such disclosure requirements.

Kentucky has a new commissioner who had not yet filed his annual disclosure.