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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 Ratings of Wilton Re Ltd and Its Subsidiaries:
Date: April 24, 2015    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of United Fire Group, Inc. and Its Subsidiaries; Assigns Ratings to UFG Specialty Insurance Company:
Date: April 23, 2015    
A.M.BestTV: Competition Heats Up in Employee Benefits Sector:
Date: April 22, 2015    
A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of Athene USA Group's Members:
Date: April 21, 2015    
A.M.BestTV: Life Insurers Follow Multiple Paths to Pursue Sales:
Date: April 20, 2015    
A.M.BestTV: Senior Rating Analysts Discuss Capital Model Developments:
Date: April 17, 2015    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of TD Reinsurance (Barbados) Inc.:
Date: April 16, 2015    
A.M. Best Assigns Debt Rating to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company's New Surplus Notes:
Date: April 16, 2015    
A.M. Best Upgrades Issuer Credit Ratings of AmFirst Insurance Company and Monitor Life Insurance Company of New York:
Date: April 15, 2015    
A.M. Best Special Reports: 2014 Equity Performance of Major U.S. Insurance Industry Sectors, Global Reinsurance Industry Mixed:
Date: April 15, 2015    

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Symetra Financial CEO: Interest Rates 'Moved Against Us' in First Quarter:
Date: April 24, 2015    
A.M. Best Upgrades Issuer Credit Ratings of Wilton Re Ltd and Its Subsidiaries:
Date: April 24, 2015    
New York Life Real Estate Unit Originates $205 Million Commercial Mortgage Loan for Manhattan Office Tower:
Date: April 24, 2015    
China Post Sells Its Stake in Sino-French Life:
Date: April 24, 2015    
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Insight: Beware of Risk Management By the Numbers:
Date: April 1, 2015    
Communication Breakdown:
Date: April 1, 2015    
Possible Side Effects:
Date: April 1, 2015    

Industry Research (view more)

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Special Report: Mixed Equity Performance for U.S. Life/Annuity Carriers:
Date: April 14, 2015    
Briefing: A.M. Best Comments on Annuity Changes' Impact on U.K. Life Insurers:
Date: March 23, 2015    
2015 Statistical Study: U.S. Life/Health - 2014 Financial Results:
Date: March 23, 2015    
Special Report: Variable Annuities:Legacy Blocks Still Represent Tail Risk:
Date: March 16, 2015    

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