1. The commissioner of insurance may appoint insurance examiners, at least one of
whom shall be an experienced actuary, and at least one of whom shall be an experienced
and competent fire insurance accountant, and who, while conducting examinations, shall
possess all the powers conferred upon the commissioner of insurance for such purposes. The entire time of the examiners shall be under the control of the commissioner,
and shall be employed as the commissioner may direct.
2. The commissioner may, when in the commissioner's judgment it is advisable, appoint
assistants to aid in conducting examinations. The commissioner shall employ rates of compensation consistent with current standards
in the industry for certified public accountants, attorneys, and skilled insurance
examiners. The commissioner may use compensation rates suggested by the national association
of insurance commissioners. Insurance examiners employed under this section shall be exempt from the merit system
provisions of chapter 8A, subchapter IV, under section 8A.412, subsection 17. Compensation shall be paid from appropriations for such purposes upon certification
of the commissioner, which shall be reimbursed as provided in sections 507.8 and 507.9.
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