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A.M. Best is the leading provider of ratings, news, data, and financial information on the insurance industry. The site provides A.M. Best generated information on life and health insurance. The economy and related economic cycles drive the level of life and health insurance activity, revenue and income. Typical business dynamics such as competition, consumer demands and regulatory changes combined with economic forces have resulted in significant changes in the life and health insurance industry with changing risk profiles, market participants and products.

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The following sections outline the most recent coverage encompassing the life and health insurance industry from A.M. Best, including Best's Credit Ratings, Best's Review, BestWeek, Special Reports and news. For complete news coverage visit Bests NewsRoom or start your day with BestDay

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Rating Activity and Announcements (view more)

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A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Negative and Affirms Ratings of The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company:
Date: November 21, 2014    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Assurant, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries:
Date: November 21, 2014    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited and its Subsidiaries:
Date: November 21, 2014    
A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Stable for Delaware Life Insurance Company:
Date: November 20, 2014    
A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to ShelterPoint Insurance Company and Affirms Ratings of ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company:
Date: November 20, 2014    
A.M. Best Assigns Debt Rating to Nationwide Financial Services Inc.'s Forthcoming Senior Unsecured Notes:
Date: November 19, 2014    
A.M. Best Special Report: U.S. Life/Annuity Stocks Underperform As Markets Await Interest Rate Hike:
Date: November 19, 2014    
A.M.BestTV at Best's Review's Insurance Marketing and Advertising Summit: Marketers Explain How to Reach Insurance Audience:
Date: November 19, 2014    
A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of Citizens Security Life Insurance Company:
Date: November 19, 2014    
A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Stable for National Security Group, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries; Affirms Ratings:
Date: November 13, 2014    

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NAIC Panel Approves XXX, AXXX Framework After Debate Over Ultimate Impact:
Date: November 24, 2014    
MetLife Poll: Pension Buy-Ins, Most Common in United Kingdom, Start to Gain Interest in United States:
Date: November 24, 2014    
UK Experts React Warily to Proposed Aviva-Friends Life Merger:
Date: November 24, 2014    
Death of MassMutual SVP Millan Determined to Be a Homicide:
Date: November 24, 2014    
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Insight: Losing to Win:
Date: November 1, 2014    
A Creative Touch:
Date: November 1, 2014    
A Higher Calling:
Date: November 1, 2014    

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Special Report: U.S. Life/Annuity Stocks Underperform As Markets Await Interest Rate Hike :
Date: November 19, 2014    
Briefing: U.S. Life Reinsurers Adjust To Consolidating Market :
Date: November 3, 2014    
Special Report: Solvency II Progresses, but Significant Challenges In Store for Insurers:
Date: November 3, 2014    
Special Report: U.S. Life/Health Companies Circle the Wagons Awaiting Higher Interest Rates:
Date: October 16, 2014    

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