WASHINGTON -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. plans to widen the range of deposit insurance rates next year so that the best banks will see their premiums plummet, agency Chairman Ricki R. Tigert said Tuesday.

In her first meeting with reporters since taking control of the FDIC in October, Ms. Tigert also said she does not support a merger of the Bank Insurance Fund with the Savings Association Insurance Fund.

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