Industry eyes today will be on the news out of the Treasury department, where U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is expected to outline the agencyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blueprint for federal regulation of financial services, including insurance. Word on the street is that the TreasuryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s plan would endorse optional federal charters (OFC) for both insurers and producers. It would also propose the creation of an interim federal insurance regulator. Check out National UnderwriterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s March 31 online article by Arthur Postal and Daniel Hays for more information on the proposal. Check out the I.I.I.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s online update on the OFC.