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Special Report: US Life/Annuity Insurers’ BBB Bond Exposures Continue to Grow
Since the financial crisis, the L/A segment has held the highest percentage of BBB securities, while the smaller exposures of the P/C and health segments have doubled.
November 25, 2019 - 7 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: US Health: Strong Interest Coverage Despite Higher Debt
The US health insurers have issued debt a number of reasons: raising capital for strategic acquisitions, restructuring previously issued higher-interest debt, and expansion initiatives, among others.
November 21, 2019 - 9 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: Consumers Finally See Relief in 2020 Premium Rate Increases
2020 premium rate increases for individual marketplace exchanges and Medicare Advantage are among the lowest in years.
October 28, 2019 - 7 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Mexico Insurance
Our Stable outlook for Mexico’s insurance market is based on the segment’s strong balance sheets, robust reinsurance programs, and appropriate enterprise risk management.
October 28, 2019- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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Market Segment Report: Group Business Now Driving the Critical Illness Market
Critical illness insurance is growing rapidly in the group segment.
October 23, 2019 - 8 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Market Segment Report: The ACA Five Years On: Early Struggles Give Way to Strong Performance for US Health Insurers
Following an early adjustment period, the US health segment has reported its highest ever underwriting and net income over the last two years.
September 16, 2019 - 17 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: L/H Upgrades Outpace Downgrades in First-Half 2019
Positive ratings movement was driven primarily by improved levels of risk-adjusted capitalization for both life/ annuity and health carriers.
September 12, 2019 - 10 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: Varying Impact of Tax Reform on US Insurers
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has resulted in a marked decline in deferred tax assets for both the L/A and P/C segments, but a modest rise for the health segment.
August 29, 2019 - 7 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Market Segment Report: Stop-Loss Insurance Segment Continues to Grow Significantly
The growth in self-insurance in the wake of the ACA has led to a rise in stop loss insurance, which helps employers mitigate risks related to self-insurance, such as the loss of revenue owing to the impact of the ACA.
August 15, 2019 - 8 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: Insurers’ Structured Securities Holdings Continue to Rise
Insurers are likely to increase their allocations to structured securities; residential mortgage-backed securities constitute the largest share of insurers’ holdings, but holdings of collateralized loan obligations and student-loan backed securities are also growing.
July 29, 2019 - 12 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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