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Articles from Best's Review (March 1, 2006)

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A year of struggles: 2005 wasn't a great year for Hank Greenberg, former CEO of American International Group, but he has plans for the new year. Dankwa, David 1215
Agent, broker definitions can be misleading. McVeigh, Donn P. Letter to the editor 273
AIG reaches $1.64 billion settlement with regulators. Brief article 91
American International Group Inc. Brief article 111
Are you ready for Solvency II? U.S. insurers doing business in the European Union must begin to prepare for a revolutionary new solvency regime. Stein, Robert W. 743
Assurang Inc. Brief article 122
Best's insurance stock indices. Brief article 235
Best's rating changes. 910
Broker wars 2006: some commercial brokers are gaining market share as a result of the compensation controversy. Cavanaugh, Bonnie Brewer 1897
Broker-backed 'mountains': brokers and insurers backed the making of such Golden Globe winners as Brokeback Mountain. Green, Meg 418
Buy the numbers. 268
Captive domiciles. Directory 1485
Cause or sympton? Two key court decisions define the limitations of mental illness insurance claims. Darras, Frank N. Case overview 777
Coming up ... in April. 174
Concerning an early gag rule. Brief article 115
Delayed reaction: the alternative risk market made it through the 2005 U.S. hurricane season in relatively good shape, but the storms' real blow may be yet to come. Chordas, Lori 2596
Disability's new day: group disability has become more competitive and has acquired a new emphasis on the small-case market. Panko, Ron 3205
Genetic evolution: how an industrial giant gave birth to life insurance's newest star. Lehmann, R.J. Company overview 2914
Guide to best's financial strength ratings. 835
High-tech success: underwriting the technology sector requires a full-time investment. Blades, Judy 734
In the palm of your hand: mobile wireless technologies are helping agents and adjusters to be more efficient and also meet the demands for real-time service. Chordas, Lori 2965
Independence Holding Co. Brief article 80
Insurance assurance: premium financing provides both a safety net for insureds and client service for agents and brokers. Cavanaugh, Bonnie Brewer 2497
Insured catastrophe losses reached record $56.8b in '05. Cornejo, Rick Brief article 300
Insurers in Gulf States feel pinch from construction equipment thefts. Dankwa, David 470
Jefferson national offers low-cost variable annuity. Brief article 81
Leading brokers a year later. 359
Levee district may need to self-insure. Dankwa, David Brief article 150
Living benefits are preferred. Panko, Ron Brief article 156
Lloyd's closes its electronic initiative Kinnect. Chordas, Lori Editorial 504
London-based insurer Brit insurance holdings PLC'S. Brief article 125
Meetings. 143
NAIC should provide data without substantial fees. Blichartz, Eugene Letter to the editor 139
New Aetna CEO sees growth opportunity in individual sales. Lysiak, Frank Matso Brief article 240
No time to spare: a new approach to time management has producers delegating, planning, qualifying, and performing self-analysis. Cunningham, Sharon 748
Old mutual gains U.K. approval to acquire Sweden's Skandia. Brief article 114
Post-Katrina claims rules eased in Mississippi. Barrett, Eleanor Brief article 272
Retirement wave: technology aids in addressing the challenge of an aging work force. Laackman, Donald 738
Riding for the brand: carriers could learn a few things about loyalty from the Old West. Ewing, Lewis 773
Secret to success. Brief article 150
Selling good decisions: agents and brokers will be more successful if they demonstrate they know just as much about their clients as they do about financial products. Hoeg, Gregory 735
Sharing secrets: the 'common interest' doctrine is the key to whether an insurer is entitled to receive privileged communications between a policyholder and defense counsel. Bergman, Ira S. 1994
Snapshot. Brief article 97
Something extra: purchasing longevity insurance can extend retirees' financial good life, but the industry has to design the right product first. Bennett, Douglas 1983
Study: teen-driver crashes pose greatest threat to passengers. Green, Meg Brief article 276
Tale of two markets: the buyer's level of U.S. catastrophe exposure has much to do with the price of reinsurance this year. Pilla, David Cover story 1645
Taming the cells: automated spreadsheet control can help insurers breeze through regulatory compliance standards. Weiss, Neil 1390
The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. Brief article 82
Weathering the after-waves. Whitney, Sally 376
Worst-case scenarios: reinsurers and insurers are taking steps to deal not only with mega-catastrophes, but also with individual catastrophes that might strike at the same time. Green, Meg 4102
Zurich unit opens branches in France, Sweden, Finland. Brief article 128

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