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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 Affirms Ratings of Legal & General Group Plc's U.S. Operations:
Date: July 2, 2015    
Best's Review July Issue, Available Free Online, Spotlights Emerging Risks:
Date: July 1, 2015    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of New York Life Insurance Company and Its Subsidiaries:
Date: July 1, 2015    
A.M. Best Special Report: Spotlight on Private Placement and 144A Holdings:
Date: June 30, 2015    
A.M. Best Special Report: U.S. Fraternal Industry Facing Challenging Demographics:
Date: June 26, 2015    
A.M. Best Places Ratings of Cigna Corporation and Its Subsidiaries Under Review with Developing Implications:
Date: June 24, 2015    
A.M. Best Special Report: Low Interest Rates Good News for Debt Issuers but a Drag on Insurer Earnings:
Date: June 22, 2015    
A.M.BestTV: Insurers Look to Close the Global Coverage Gap:
Date: June 19, 2015    

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Industry Reps Critical of DOL Fiduciary Duty Rule for Financial Advisers:
Date: July 2, 2015    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Legal & General Group Plc's U.S. Operations:
Date: July 2, 2015    
Guy Carpenter US Names New CEO:
Date: July 2, 2015    
Best's Review July Issue, Available Free Online, Spotlights Emerging Risks:
Date: July 1, 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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2015 Statistical Study: U.S. Life/Health - 3-Month 2015 Financial Results:
Date: June 15, 2015    
2015 Statistical Study: U.S. Combined Life & Health:
Date: June 15, 2015    
2015 Statistical Study: U.S. Life/Health - 2014 Admitted Assets:
Date: June 8, 2015    
Special Report: Interest Rates and Life/Annuity Equity Performance Remain Volatile:
Date: June 4, 2015    

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