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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 to Exhibit at Philly I-Day 2015 Conference:
Date: March 24, 2015    
A.M. Best Briefing: A.M. Best Comments on Annuity Changes' Impact on U.K. Life Insurers:
Date: March 24, 2015    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Partners Life Limited:
Date: March 24, 2015    
A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of American Financial Group, Inc.'s Key Annuity Subsidiaries:
Date: March 20, 2015    
A.M. Best Revises Issuer Credit Rating Outlook to Stable for United Farm Family Mutual Ins Co. and UFB Casualty Ins Co.:
Date: March 20, 2015    
A.M. Best Withdraws Ratings of Medical Benefits Mutual Life Insurance Company:
Date: March 20, 2015    

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US Sales of Fixed Annuities See Best Year Since 2009; Notable Names Offering Qualifying Longevity Annuity Contracts:
Date: April 1, 2015    
China's Insurers Rethinking Strategies for Products, Reinsurance and Investment Amid Solvency Reform:
Date: April 1, 2015    
Nonlife Underwriting Loss Impacts China Pacific Insurance Group's 2015 Profit:
Date: March 31, 2015    
NAIC Grants Request to Develop Unclaimed Benefits Model Law:
Date: March 31, 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    

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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    
Briefing: Record Snowfall in New England Tests Insurers' Claims Handling Capabilities:
Date: February 23, 2015    

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