The number of mergers and retirements in the life/health industry increased in 2003 compared with the numbers in 2002.
In 2003, 30 mergers took place, compared with 27 the previous year. Also in 2003, 37 companies changed their names and five companies ceased operations.
The number of redomestications increased by one, with 11 companies moving compared with 10 in 2002.
All changes occurred in 2003, unless otherwise noted.
Admiral Life Insurance Company of America, Phoenix, changed its name to Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company of Arizona.
A.G. Edwards Life Insurance Co., St. Louis, changed its name to Community Health Plan Insurance Co.
Anthem Alliance Health Insurance Co., Dallas, changed its name to OneNation Insurance Co. and redomesticated from Texas to Indiana.
AUSA AUSA Association of the United States Army
AUSA Assistant United States Attorney
AUSA Auckland University Students Association
AUSA Aberdeen University Students' Association (UK)
AUSA Allied United States of America Life Insurance Co., Purchase, N.Y., changed its name to Transamerica Financial Life Insurance Co.
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Blue Shield A US not-for-profit health care insurer that is a reimbursement intermediary for physicians. Cf Blue Cross. United of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, changed its name to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin.
Central Investors Life Insurance Company of Illinois, Peoria, Ill., changed its name to Citizens USA Life Insurance Co.
CGU CGU Conditions Générales d'Utilisation (French)
CGU Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, CA)
CGU Chang Gung University (Taiwan)
CGU Canadian Geophysical Union Insurance Company of Canada, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, changed its name to Aviva Insurance Company of Canada.
Clarica Life Reinsurance The contract made between an insurance company and a third party to protect the insurance company from losses. The contract provides for the third party to pay for the loss sustained by the insurance company when the company makes a payment on the original contract. Co., Lansing, Mich., changed its name to Generali USA Life Reassurance Co.
Conseco Variable Insurance Co., Amarillo, Texas, changed its name to Jefferson National Life Insurance Co.
CPIC CPIC Canadian Police Information Centre
CPIC China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co. Ltd.
CPIC Capital Planning & Investment Control
CPIC Combined Press Information Center
CPIC Coalition Press Information Center Life Insurance Co., San Francisco, changed its name to Blue Shield of California Blue Shield of California is a not-for-profit health insurance provider headquartered in San Francisco, California. An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Blue Shield of California is an incorporated, wholly owned subsidiary of California Physicians' Life and Health Insurance.
Delta Dental Plan Delta Dental Plan,
n.pr an active member organization of the Delta Dental Plans Association (a not-for-profit organization), formed and guided by state dental societies to provide prepaid dental care to the public on a group basis. of California, San Francisco, changed its name to Delta Dental of California.
Employers Modern Life Co., Urbandale, Iowa, changed its name to EMC (1) (EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA, www.emc.com) The leading supplier of storage products for midrange computers and mainframes. Founded in 1979 by Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino, EMC has developed advanced storage and retrieval technologies for the world's largest companies. National Life Co..
ERC (database) ERC - An extended entity-relationship model. Life Reinsurance Corp., Jefferson City, Mo., changed its name to Scottish Re Life Corp.
First Pyramid Life Insurance Co. of America, Little Rock, Ark., changed its name to Imerica Life and Health Insurance Co.
General & Cologne Life Re of America, Stamford, Conn., changed its name to General Re Life Corp.
Gerling Global Life Insurance Co., Toronto, changed its name to Revios Reinsurance Canada Ltd.
Gerling Global Life Reinsurance Co., Los Angeles, changed its name to Revios Reinsurance U.S. Inc.
Lutheran Brotherhood Variable Insurance Products Co., Minneapolis, changed its name to Thrivent Life Insurance Co.
MSC (1) (MSC.Software Corporation, Santa Ana, CA, www.mscsoftware.com) Founded in 1963 by Richard H. MacNeal and Robert G. Schwendler, MSC is the world's largest provider of mechanical computer aided engineering (MCAE) strategies, simulation software and services. Life Insurance Co., Spokane, Wash., changed its name to LifeWise Health Plan of Arizona Inc.
One Health Plan of Arizona, Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of Arizona Inc.
One Health Plan of California Inc., Glendale, Calif., changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of California Inc.
One Health Plan of Colorado Inc., Greenwood Village, Colo., changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of Colorado Inc.
One Health Plan of Florida Inc., Tampa, Fla., changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of Florida Inc.
One Health Plan of Georgia Inc., Atlanta, changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of Georgia Inc.
One Health Plan of Illinois Inc., Rosemont, Ill., changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of Illinois Inc.
One Health Plan of Indiana Inc., Indianapolis, changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of Indiana Inc.
One Health Plan of Kansas/Missouri, Overland Park, Kan., changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of Kansas/Missouri Inc.
One Health Plan of Massachusetts Inc., Waltham, Mass., changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of Massachusetts Inc.
One Health Plan of New Jersey Inc., Piscataway, N.J., changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of New Jersey Inc.
One Health Plan of North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. Inc., Charlotte, N.C., changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of North Carolina Inc.
One Health Plan of Ohio Inc., North Olmstead, Ohio, changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of Ohio Inc.
One Health Plan of Oregon Inc., Portland, Ore., changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of Oregon Inc.
One Health Plan of Texas Inc., Dallas, changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of Texas Inc.
One Health Plan of Washington Inc., Bellevue, Wash., changed its name to Great-West Healthcare of Washington Inc.
Republic-Vanguard Life Insurance Co., Addison, Texas, changed its name to SCOR SCOR Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research
SCOR Supply Chain Operations Reference model
SCOR Small Corporate Offering Registration
SCOR Specialized Center of Research (White Plains, NY)
SCOR Second Cousin Once Removed Life Insurance Co.
States West Life Insurance Co., Mountlake Terrace, Wash., changed its name to LifeWise Assurance Co.
UCSD UCSD University of California, San Diego (La Jolla, California)
UCSD User Centered System Design
UCSD Urbana-Champaign Sanitary District (Illinois)
UCSD Ultra Cool Sexy Dudes Health Plan, San Diego, changed its name to Regents of the University of California The Regents of the University of California make up the governing board of the University of California. The Board has 26 full (i.e., voting) members:
Mergers and Retirements
Abraham Lincoln Insurance Co., Springfield, Ill., was merged into Universal Guaranty Life Insurance Co.
Aetna Health of Washington, Seattle, was merged into Aetna Health Inc. (a Washington corporation).
American Guaranty Life Insurance Co., McKinney, Texas, was dissolved.
Appalachian Life Insurance Co., Columbus, Ohio, was merged into Universal Guaranty Life Insurance Co.
Associates Financial Life Insurance Co., Tullahoma, Tenn., was merged into American Health and Life Insurance Co.
Associates Financial Life Insurance Co. of Texas, Irving, Texas, was merged into American Health and Life Insurance Co.
Classic Life Assurance Co., Gahanna, Ohio, discontinued operations Discontinued operations
Divisions of a business that have been sold or written off and that no longer are maintained by the business. during September.
Conseco Medical Insurance Co., Chicago, was merged into Washington National Insurance Co.
Excalibur Insurance Corp., Springfield, Ill., was merged into Central Investors Life Insurance Co. of Illinois, which changed its name to Citizens USA Life Insurance Co.
Family Insurance Corp., Madison, Wis., was merged into American Health and Life Insurance Co.
Frontier Life Insurance Co., Austin, Texas, was merged into Texas Directors Life Insurance Co.
Golden Circle Life Insurance Co., Brownsville, Tenn., was merged into Booker T. Washington Insurance Co., Inc.
Guarantee Reserve Life Insurance Co., Indianapolis, was merged into Reassure America Life Insurance Co.
GuideOne Life Insurance Co., West Des Moines, Iowa West Des Moines is a city in Polk, Dallas, and Warren counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 46,403; a special census taken in the spring of 2005 counted 51,744 residents. , was merged into Kansas City Life Insurance Co.
Houston National Life Insurance Co., Dallas, was merged into John Alden Life Insurance Co.
IL Annuity and Insurance Co., Topeka, Kan., was merged into Indianapolis Life Insurance Co.
Institutional Founders Life Insurance Co., Chicago, was dissolved.
Keyport Life Insurance Co., Lincoln, R.I., was merged into Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (U.S.).
Life of Maryland Inc., Owings Mills, Md., was merged into Baltimore Life Insurance Co.
Lifeline Underwriters Life Insurance Co., Tyler, Texas, was merged into Combined Underwriters Life Insurance Co.
MetLife Security Insurance Co. of Louisiana CODE, OF LOUISIANA. In 1822, Peter Derbigny, Edward Livingston, and Moreau Lislet, were selected by the legislature to revise and amend the civil code, and to add to it such laws still in force as were not included therein. , Metairie, La., was merged into Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
National Life and Accident Insurance Co., Houston, was merged into Yosemite Insurance Co.
National Travelers Life Co., Urbandale, Iowa, was merged into Employers Modern Life Co.
North Central Life Insurance Co., Schaumburg, Ill., was merged into The United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of .
Northbrook Life Insurance Co., Phoenix, was merged into Allstate Life Insurance Co.
Pathmark Assurance Co., Lincoln, Neb., withdrew its certificate of authority.
Pioneer Life Insurance Co., Chicago, was merged into Washington National Insurance Co.
Protected Home Mutual Life Insurance Co., Sharon, Pa., was merged into National Guardian Life National Guardian Life Insurance Company is an American life insurance company. The company is domiciled in Madison, Wisconsin.
National Guardian, also known as NGL, is a mutual life insurance company that formed in 1910. Insurance Co.
Rushmore National Life Insurance Co., Rapid City, S.D., was merged into American Memorial Life Insurance Co.
Security-Connecticut Life Insurance Co., Minneapolis, was merged into ReliaStar Life Insurance Co.
Security Equity Life Insurance Co., New York, was merged into MetLife Security Insurance Co. of Louisiana.
Surety American Life Insurance Co., El Paso, Texas, was merged into United Mercantile Life Insurance Co.
Transamerica Life Insurance Company of New York, Purchase, N.Y., was merged into Transamerica Financial Life Insurance Co.
VHP VHP Veterans History Project
VHP Vishva Hindu Parishad (India)
VHP Visible Human Project
VHP Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (low temperature sterilant)
VHP Very High Pressure Dental Inc., Austin, Texas, voluntarily withdrew.
Woodmen Accident and Life Co., Lincoln, Neb., was merged into Assurity Life Insurance Co.
AAA AAA: see American Automobile Association.
(Triple A) A common single-cell battery used in a myriad of electronic devices of all variety. Like its double A (AA) cousin, it provides 1.5 volts of DC power. When used in series, the voltage is multiplied. Life Insurance Ct., Washington, D.C., was redomesticated from the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). to Michigan.
American Travelers Assurance Co., West Des Moines, Iowa, was redomesticated from Iowa to the District of Columbia.
Business Men's Assurance Company of America, Kansas City, Mo., was redomesticated from Missouri to South Carolina.
Capitol Life Insurance Co., Golden, Colo., was redomesticated from Colorado to Texas.
Generali USA Life Reassurance Co., Lansing, Mich., was redomesticated from Michigan to Missouri.
Highmark Life Insurance Co., Hartford, Conn., was redomesticated from Connecticut to Pennsylvania.
New Era Life Insurance Company of the Midwest, Indianapolis, was redomesticated from Indiana to Texas.
North Central Life Insurance Co., Minneapolis, was redomesticated from Minnesota to Illinois.
Sears Life Insurance Co., Hoffman Estates, Ill., was redomesticated from Illinois to Texas.
Sterling Investors Life Insurance Co., St. Petersburg, Fla., was redomesticated from Florida to Georgia.
Unimerica Insurance Co., Bethesda, Md., was redomesticated from Maryland to Wisconsin.