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Rating Activity and Announcements (view more)

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Best's Briefing: Weakening Operating Fundamentals Tip Reinsurance Sector Outlook to Negative:
Date: August 19, 2014    
Best's Review Magazine to Host August 22 Industry Roundtable Wrapping Up NAIC Summer Meeting:
Date: August 19, 2014    
A.M.BestTV: State Compensation Funds Worry About Impact of Opioids:
Date: August 18, 2014    
A.M.BestTV: Health, Medical Changes Are Driving Captive Activity:
Date: August 15, 2014    
A.M. Best Revises Outlook of Issuer Credit Rating to Positive for Great Plains Casualty, Inc.:
Date: August 14, 2014    
A.M.BestTV: Captive Industry Deals With "Explosion of Domiciles":
Date: August 14, 2014    
A.M.BestTV: Captive Leaders Fret About "Regulation by Accident" At the Annual Vermont Captive Insurance Association Conference:
Date: August 13, 2014    
A.M. Best Releases New Criteria: Rating Surety Companies:
Date: August 13, 2014    
A.M. Best Special Report: State Funds' Net Premiums Written Increased For Third Straight Year in 2013:
Date: August 12, 2014    
A.M. Best Upgrades Issuer Credit Ratings of Electric Insurance Company and Its Subsidiary:
Date: August 12, 2014    

News (view more)

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Louisiana Attorney General Brings Auto Repair Fraud Suit Against State Farm:
Date: August 19, 2014    
III: Despite Growing Risks, Consumers Still Not Buying Earthquake Insurance:
Date: August 19, 2014    
Best's Briefing: Weakening Operating Fundamentals Tip Reinsurance Sector Outlook to Negative:
Date: August 19, 2014    
USI Insurance Expanding Into New States, Would Acquire Seven Willis Retail Brokerages:
Date: August 19, 2014    
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What's Behind The Cat Bond Craze?:
Date: August 1, 2014    
Insight: A Window Into Wearables:
Date: August 1, 2014    
Last Word: Safety Check:
Date: August 1, 2014    

Industry Research (view more)

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Special Report: State Funds' Net Premiums Written Increased For Third Straight Year in 2013:
Date: August 4, 2014    
2014 Statistical Study: U.S. Commercial Auto - Top 100 Writers' Adjusted Loss Ratio Decreased to 63.2%:
Date: July 30, 2014    
2014 Statistical Study: U.S. Auto Physical Damage - Top 100 Writers Accounted for 95.0% of Market Share:
Date: July 30, 2014    
2014 Statistical Study: U.S. Auto Liability - Industry's Direct Premiums Written Increased 4.2%:
Date: July 30, 2014    

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