Banks have until Nov. 13 to comment on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s temporary plan to insure unsecured debt and no-interest deposits.

The voluntary program provides three-year coverage on senior unsecured debt issued between Oct. 14 and June 30, and coverage on zero-interest deposits until Dec. 31, 2009.

The 15-day comment period on the FDIC's interim rule detailing the program's mechanics began Oct. 29, when the rule was published in the Federal Register. Comments can be sent to .

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