Insurance Commissioner Jim Ridling, appointed in September,
spoke Tuesday at a public meeting in Theodore that drew about 200
Ridling said one possible option would be to provide state
subsidies to help residents cover high deductibles. He released no
specific details, however, and said that route could be difficult.
He also indicated that the state would consider giving tax
credits or rebates to Mobile and Baldwin residents whose rates are
much higher than statewide averages.