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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 Assigns Debt Ratings to Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America's Newly Issued Surplus Notes:
Date: September 16, 2014    
A.M.BestTV: AIG Life Distribution Chief John Deremo Says Consumers Need More Useful Life Products:
Date: September 12, 2014    
A.M.BestTV: MassMutual Executive Vice President Michael Fanning: Face-to-Face Life Insurance Selling Is Vital:
Date: September 11, 2014    
A.M.BestTV: John Hancock Life Insurance Company President Michael Doughty to Life Industry: Keep It Simple:
Date: September 10, 2014    
A.M. Best Special Reports: U.S. Life/Health and Property/Casualty Insurers See Positive Rating Actions in 2014:
Date: September 10, 2014    
A.M.BestTV: LIMRA CEO Kerzner: Life Industry Needs to Move Beyond Life Events:
Date: September 9, 2014    
A.M. Best Special Report: Surplus Notes Issuance Showed Growing Investor Appetite in 2013:
Date: September 8, 2014    
A.M.BestTV: Boomer Esiason Steps Up for Life Insurance Awareness During Life Insurance Awareness Month:
Date: September 8, 2014    
A.M.BestTV: Rates, Catastrophes and Reinsurance Outlook Dominate A.M. Best's Canada Market Briefing:
Date: September 5, 2014    
A.M. Best Upgrades Issuer Credit Rating of Farmers New World Life and Affirms Ratings of Zurich American Life Insurance Company:
Date: September 4, 2014    

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A.M. Best Assigns Debt Ratings to Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America's Newly Issued Surplus Notes:
Date: September 16, 2014    
Gen Re's Tooker: Judgment Has Its Role in Modeling:
Date: September 16, 2014    
Morningstar: Net Sales of Variable Annuities Flat Over Past Six Quarters:
Date: September 12, 2014    
A.M.BestTV: AIG Life Distribution Chief John Deremo Says Consumers Need More Useful Life Products:
Date: September 12, 2014    
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Building Model Trust:
Date: September 1, 2014    
Navigating A New Landscape:
Date: September 1, 2014    
A New Response:
Date: September 1, 2014    

Industry Research (view more)

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U.S. Fed's Ruling on Banks' Use of Munis Not Material for Insurers :
Date: September 16, 2014    
Special Report: U.S. Life/Health Insurers See More Positive Rating Actions in 2014:
Date: September 9, 2014    
Special Report: Surplus Notes Issuance Showed Growing Investor Appetite in 2013:
Date: September 8, 2014    
Stat Study: U.S. Life/Health - 6-Month 2014 Financial Results - Industry's After-Tax Net Operating Gain Decreases; Capitalization Continues Modest Growth :
Date: September 5, 2014    

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