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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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A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of CIBC Reinsurance Company Limited:
Date: July 29, 2015    
A.M. Best Special Report: 2014 Health Impairments Lead to an Increase for Life/Health Industry; Overall Trend Remains Favorable:
Date: July 29, 2015    
A.M. Best Places Ratings of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. and its Subsidiaries Under Review With Positive Implications:
Date: July 24, 2015    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of AAA Life Insurance Company and its Affiliated Reinsurers:
Date: July 23, 2015    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc. and Its Subsidiaries:
Date: July 23, 2015    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Ohio National Financial Services, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries:
Date: July 22, 2015    
A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Positive for Grupo Nacional Provincial, S.A.B. and Assigns Mexico National Scale Rating:
Date: July 22, 2015    
A.M. Best Downgrades, Places Ratings of Colorado Bankers Life Insurance Company Under Review With Developing Implications:
Date: July 21, 2015    

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MetLife CEO: Fiduciary Rule Will Hurt Middle-Income Consumers' Retirement Plans:
Date: July 30, 2015    
MetLife Asia Exec: Innovation Impacts Asian Insurance Market in a Big Way:
Date: July 30, 2015    
China's Insurance Industry First-Half Profit More Than Tripled, Supported By Higher Investment Income:
Date: July 30, 2015    
MetLife Posts 22% Drop in Second-Quarter Net Income:
Date: July 29, 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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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 Individual Life – Net Premiums Written Reach C$12.8 Billion:
Date: July 20, 2015    
2015 Statistical Study: Canada Group Life – Industry's Net Premiums Written Equals C$3.3 Billion:
Date: July 20, 2015    
2015 Statistical Study: U.S. Credit Life – Industry's Credit Life In Force Decreased 8.1%:
Date: July 13, 2015    

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