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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 Awarded International Best Ratings Agency for Takaful at the International Takaful Awards, 2015:
Date: February 26, 2015    
A.M. Best to Speak at the Association of Insurance and Financial Analysts' Annual Conference:
Date: February 26, 2015    
A.M. Best Special Report: U.S. Life/Annuity Writers Manage Through a Lower for Longer Reality:
Date: February 25, 2015    
A.M. Best Announces the Availability of 2014 Annual Financial Data through BestLink:
Date: February 23, 2015    
A.M.BestTV: Insurers Respond to Growing Political Risk Exposures:
Date: February 20, 2015    
Insurance Law Podcast Discusses Civil Right Defense and the Disabilities in Education Act:
Date: February 19, 2015    

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Principal Financial Names CEO of Mutual Fund Business as New President of Retirement and Investor Services:
Date: February 26, 2015    
A.M. Best Awarded International Best Ratings Agency for Takaful at the International Takaful Awards, 2015:
Date: February 26, 2015    
MassMutual Cites Record Sales as It Turns to Profit in 2014:
Date: February 26, 2015    
Amalgamated Life CEO: As Company Branches Out, Moves Into Disability, Critical Care Products:
Date: February 26, 2015    
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Many Paths to Product:
Date: February 1, 2015    
First Steps:
Date: February 1, 2015    
Insight: Winds of Change:
Date: February 1, 2015    

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Special Report: Insurer Impairments Remain Low, Include First Health Co-op Impairment:
Date: February 6, 2015    
Special Report: New Reserve Financing Rules Unlikely To Eliminate XXX, AXXX Captives:
Date: February 6, 2015    
Briefing: Interest Rates Heading the Wrong Way For Canadian Life Insurers :
Date: February 6, 2015    
Special Report: Europe's Largest Cedants Alter Reinsurance Purchasing Practices:
Date: February 4, 2015    

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