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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 Bankers Life Insurance Company:
Date: August 29, 2014    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Scotia Insurance (Barbados) Limited:
Date: August 27, 2014    
A.M.BestTV: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Hits Insurers; NAIC Recap and Chubb Focuses on Executive Presence:
Date: August 22, 2014    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Delphi Financial Group, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries:
Date: August 22, 2014    
A.M. Best Special Report: Merger and Acquisition Activity Pushes Life/Annuity Stocks Higher in Second Quarter of 2014:
Date: August 21, 2014    
A.M. Best Assigns Ratings to Abu Dhabi National Takaful Company P.S.C.:
Date: August 21, 2014    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Sagicor Financial Corporation and Its Subsidiaries:
Date: August 20, 2014    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Royal Bank of Canada Insurance Company Ltd.:
Date: August 20, 2014    

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A.M. Best Upgrades Issuer Credit Rating of Bankers Life Insurance Company:
Date: August 29, 2014    
Willis Group's Ireland Operations Acquire Several Financial Businesses From IFG Group:
Date: August 28, 2014    
China Life Reports 13.6% Rise in Net Profit and Proposes to Invest in Sinopec:
Date: August 28, 2014    
Prudential Financial Reaches Settlement With Credit Suisse Over Sale of Mortgage-Backed Securities:
Date: August 27, 2014    
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The Mutual Advantage:
Date: August 1, 2014    
Line of Scrimmage:
Date: August 1, 2014    
The Rise of the Super Models:
Date: August 1, 2014    

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Special Report: M&A Activity Pushes Life/Annuity Stocks Higher in Second Quarter of 2014:
Date: August 21, 2014    
Life/Health M&A Activity Driven by New Markets and Consolidation:
Date: August 1, 2014    
2014 Statistical Study: U.S. Ordinary Life - Average Policy Size and Lapse Ratios, Industry's Average Policy in Force Continues to Increase:
Date: July 29, 2014    
2014 Statistical Study: U.S. Credit Life - Top 100 Insurers' Credit Life In Force Decreased 7.1%:
Date: July 28, 2014    

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