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Special Report: First Look – 9-Month 2019 Life/Annuity Financial Results
The L/A segment’s income rose slightly in the first nine months of the year, with a $56.9 billion increase in premiums and annuity considerations offsetting a $41.1 billion decline in other income.
November 26, 2019 - 5 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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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: Life/Annuity Holdings of Structured Notes on the Rise
Holdings of structured notes have increased substantially but they still constitute a relatively small portion of insurers’ general accounts—roughly 1% of the segment’s total invested assets in 2018.
November 21, 2019 - 4 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: Life/Annuity Companies’ Appetite for Long-Term Debt Kept in Check
Insurers’ long-term debt holdings have generally declined since 2010; AM Best expects segment demand for additional long-term debt to be stable or to rise only modestly.
November 21, 2019 - 10 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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Special Report: Registered Index-Linked Annuities Gaining Foothold in VA Segment
RILAs offer more upside potential than fixed index annuities, but policyholders must be willing to absorb some risk.
October 21, 2019 - 5 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Market Segment Report: US Fraternals Face a Difficult Growth Environment
Operating results have improved, but the fraternal societies are facing a number of challenges with regard to growing both their membership base and premiums.
October 08, 2019 - 9 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryCommentary: Green and Sustainability Bond Issuance by Insurers May Continue To Grow
Two recent issues signal insurers’ growing willingness to issue green/sustainability bonds.
October 07, 2019- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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Market Segment Report: Farm Bureaus: Favorable Ratings Despite Limited Business Profiles
Over the past decade, the P/C farm bureaus’ net premium has grown consistently, while the L/A segment’s growth has fluctuated within a narrow range and remains a challenge.
September 23, 2019 - 14 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Canada Insurance: Still Profitable Amid Growing Challenges
Our outlook for Canada’s insurance industry remains Stable, as Canada’s insurers face challenges such as economic uncertainty, regulatory issues, and climate conditions.
September 13, 2019- 23 Pages   Access Report     
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