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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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A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Its Subsidiary:
Date: April 17, 2014    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Highmark Inc. and Its Subsidiaries:
Date: April 16, 2014    
A.M. Best Upgrades Rating of 321 Henderson Receivables V LLC:
Date: April 16, 2014    
A.M. Best Places Ratings of Abbaszadeh Dental Group, Inc.'s Subsidiaries Under Review:
Date: April 16, 2014    
A.M. Best Comments on Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America's Planned Acquisition of Nuveen Investments:
Date: April 15, 2014    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and Its Subsidiaries:
Date: April 11, 2014    
A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings for Most Subsidiaries of ACE Limited:
Date: April 11, 2014    
A.M. Best Assigns Debt Rating to MetLife, Inc.'s Newly Issued Senior Unsecured Notes:
Date: April 11, 2014    

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RSA Begins Disposals With 300 Million Sell-Offs in Poland, Baltics to PZU:
Date: April 17, 2014    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and Its Subsidiary:
Date: April 17, 2014    
Update: IRI: If Labor Regs on Fiduciary Standard Resemble Original, Full-Brokerage Account Advice Would Be Illegal:
Date: April 17, 2014    
Florida Senators Considering Principles-Based Reserving Legislation:
Date: April 16, 2014    

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Design Decisions:
Date: April 1, 2014    
Insight: Days of Future Passed:
Date: April 1, 2014    
Meeting Demand:
Date: March 1, 2014    

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Special Report: Philippines Non-Life & Life - Market Review. Philippines' Non-Life Sector: Meeting the Capital Challenge:
Date: April 14, 2014    
Special Report: U.S. Property/Casualty & Life/Health - Trend Review. Best's Impairment and Rating Transition Study - 1977 to 2013:
Date: March 31, 2014    
Special Report: Africa Non-Life & Life - Market Review. Africa's Insurance Markets: Gearing Up for Sustained Growth :
Date: March 24, 2014    
2014 Statistical Study: U.S. Life/Health -- 2013 Financial Results:
Date: March 24, 2014    

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