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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. BestTV: Insurance Legislation Picks Up; Business Travel Concerns:
Date: July 25, 2014    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of TOWER Limited and Its Subsidiaries:
Date: July 25, 2014    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Medco Containment Company and Medco Containment Insurance Company of New York:
Date: July 23, 2014    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and Allianz Life Insurance Company of New York:
Date: July 18, 2014    

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MetLife and Norges Bank Buy 34-Story Office Tower in Boston for $561 Million:
Date: July 28, 2014    
Temasek Selling Entire Stake in New China Life:
Date: July 28, 2014    
Symetra Financial's Second-Quarter Profit Up 59% on Lower Claims in Medical Stop-Loss:
Date: July 25, 2014    
Update: Principal CEO: International Assets Under Management Highlights Strategy in Latin America:
Date: July 25, 2014    
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Hungry for Growth:
Date: July 1, 2014    
Best's Review Webinar Extract:
Date: July 1, 2014    
Insight: Below the Surface:
Date: July 1, 2014    

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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    
2014 Statistical Study: U.S. Group Life - Industry's Group Life Issued Increased 1.6%:
Date: July 25, 2014    
2014 Statistical Study: U.S. Group Life - Top 25 Insurers' Group Life In Force Decreased 0.7%:
Date: July 25, 2014    

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