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Life reinsurance.

Trends toward lower retention levels among primary insurers, favorable pricing and mandated term life reserving have increased the demand for life reinsurance.
Leading Reinsurers

Amount in Force Year End 2003, nonaffiliated business ($ billions)

Swiss Re Life & Health America [07283]
RGA Reins Co [09080]
Security Life of Denver Ins Co [07029]
Lincoln Natl Life Ins Co [06664]
Manulife Reins Ltd [57397]
Munich American Reassurance Co [06746]
Employers Reassurance Corp [06976]
European Reins Co of Zurich [85830]
Allianz Life Ins Co N America [06830]
Transamerica Occidental Life [06848]

Note: Table made from bar graph.

Leading Reinsurers

Premiums 2003, nonaffiliated U.S. business ($ billions)

Federal Kemper Life Assur (1) [06376]
Swiss Re Life & Health America [07283]
RGA Reins Co [09080]
European Reins of Zurich [85830]
Lincoln Natl Life Ins Co [06664]
Munich American Reassurance Co [06746]
Security Life of Denver Ins Co [07029]
Manulife Reins Ltd [57397]
Metropolitan Life Ins Co [06704]
Security Life of Denver Intl Ltd *

Note: Table made from bar graph.

* Company not followed by A.M. Best

(1) Reflects coinsurance agreement with Kemper Investors Life Ins Co as
part of BankOne's acquisition of a significant portion of Zurich Life

Source: Special Report: Consolidation Drives Capacity Crunch In North
American Life Reinsurance Market (Published 08/23/2004)
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Title Annotation:Reinsurance
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Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2005
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