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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 Upgrades Issuer Credit Rating of BEST Life and Health Insurance Company:
Date: September 2, 2015    
A.M. Best Special Report: Reinsurance Sector Faces New Reality Amid Abundant Capacity From Traditional and Alternative Sources:
Date: September 2, 2015    
A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of Sterling Life Insurance Company; Ratings Remain Under Review:
Date: September 1, 2015    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of AXA Financial, Inc. and Certain Subsidiaries:
Date: August 28, 2015    
A.M. Best Withdraws Ratings of State Trust Life and Annuities Limited:
Date: August 28, 2015    
A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of CNO Financial Group, Inc. and Its Life/Health Subsidiaries:
Date: August 26, 2015    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Delphi Financial Group, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries:
Date: August 21, 2015    

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A.M. Best Upgrades Issuer Credit Rating of BEST Life and Health Insurance Company:
Date: September 2, 2015    
Guy Carpenter Upgrades, Widens European Hail Model:
Date: September 2, 2015    
Great Eastern Appoints New Group Chief Executive Officer:
Date: September 2, 2015    
A.M. Best Special Report: Reinsurance Sector Faces New Reality Amid Abundant Capacity From Traditional and Alternative Sources:
Date: September 2, 2015    
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Reducing Risk:
Date: June 1, 2015    
Insight: Leveling the Playing Field for IOVAs:
Date: May 1, 2015    
Distributing Differently:
Date: May 1, 2015    

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2015 Statistical Study: U.S. Life/Health – 2014 Asset Distribution Industry's Net Yield on Invested Assets Declined to 4.92%:
Date: August 31, 2015    
Special Report: Low Interest Rates Continue to Restrain Life/Annuity Results:
Date: August 20, 2015    
Special Report: 2014 Health Impairments Lead to an Increase for L/H Industry; Overall Trend Remains Favorable:
Date: July 28, 2015    
2015 Statistical Study: Canada Group Life – Industry's Net Premiums Written Equals C$3.3 Billion:
Date: July 20, 2015    

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