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Articles from Best's Review (January 1, 2005)

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A caring proposition: CNA developed long-term-care insurance on the heels of the fledgling Medicare law. Panko, Ron 1357
A different climate: changes in regulation, health-care costs, market appeal and the weather drove the top insurance news stories of 2004. Pilla, David 839
A new packaged deal: Kaiser Permanente first applied the HMO concept on a wide-scale basis. Chordas, Lori 1186
Ace European Group. Brief Article 113
Advertisement. Advertisement 1281
Aetna to enter behavioral health business in 2006. Brief Article 129
After the storms: homeowners deductibles and reinsurance raise questions in Florida. Pilla, David 1805
AIG offers biochemical attack insurance. Green, Meg Brief Article 104
Allstate consolidates independent agency brands. Goch, Lynna Brief Article 209
At St. Paul, EPL is a core coverage. Brief Article 323
Best's rating changes. Illustration 742
Bill frees catastrophe fund to reimburse Fla. deductibles. Lysiak, Fran Matso 467
Brainstorming for business: AIG's search for new risks worldwide often makes it the first to market a new insurance product. Bowers, Barbara 1286
Business as never before: court decisions in 2004 are changing the way insurers work. Brief Article 244
Capturing control: since regulators made it easier for companies to use captives for employee benefits, U.S. businesses are hoping that life/health business, like property/casualty, can be better controlled in a captive. Green, Meg 753
Continuing the battle: quantity of claims, not underlying merit, has become a driving force in asbestos bankruptcies. Shelley, William P. 747
Could it happen here? The regulators' response to scandals in the mutual fund and insurance brokerage industries may hold some harsh lessons for life insurers. Stein, Robert W. 712
Court opinions differ on diminished value. Panko, Ron 673
Dangerous renting: lack of training poses risks. Green, Meg Brief Article 251
Earning its name: Progressive claims a number of 'firsts,' but it's best known today for pricing through risk segmentation. Green, Meg 874
Employee-benefits captives by the numbers. 825
Farmers agrees to reduce homeowners rates in Texas. Brief Article 144
Federal trumps state law in HMO disputes. Chordas, Lori Brief Article 680
Former Mich. insurance commissioner dies at 49. Barrett, Eleanor Brief Article 188
Fraud among friends: some unscrupulous insurance agents break the bonds of trust and steal from policyholders and carriers. Bowers, Barbara 1309
Frequency matters: measures taken after Hurricane Andrew helped as Florida endured four major hurricanes in 2004. But, it is still difficult to prepare for a season that catastrophic. Rollins, John 2709
Gearing for success: direct-response marketing has great opportunity to grow but must meet the challenge of managing change. Carp, Marilyn 729
Genworth appears on 'The Apprentice'. Goch, Lynna Brief Article 215
Guide to best's financial strength ratings. Illustration 829
Hartford Steam Boiler created small-business approach. O'Shaughnessy, Jeffrey C. 518
House of 1,000 specialties: Swiss Re is a leader in identifying future risks and future opportunities. Green, Meg 1082
In the spotlight *. 412
Insurers gain some limits in asbestos claims. Panko, Ron 657
Making strategy operational: to bring about effective change, insurers have to identify and control the true drivers of the business. A Balanced Scorecard approach can help. MacDonald, Ian 1685
Measuring up: baseball statistics are far superior to those commonly used to manage or evaluate corporations. Panning, William H. 759
Medicare overpayments exceed $20 billion. Grier, Chris Brief Article 108
Meetings. Calendar 134
MetLife raises life insurance maximum amount for individuals. Panko, Ron Brief Article 230
Modal premium litigation: adding it up. Chordas, Lori 660
More insurers embracing Web services in past year. Chordas, Lori 506
NAIC seeks targeted response to compensation controversy. Noonan, Brendan 784
New test for Loss Controllers. Green, Meg Brief Article 221
Out with the new. Whitney, Sally Editorial 382
Pricing it right: understanding the pricing of excess reinsurance can help underwriters place layered deals. Egan, Michael P. 769
Progressive debuts drive insurance ad campaign. Goch, Lynna Brief Article 223
Punitive-damages award remains $9 million. Bowers, Barbara 701
Racing inflation: TIAA-CREF developed the variable annuity to help its pensioners when high inflation and low interest rates followed World War II. Panko, Ron 913
Setting the pace: the costs of some key components in property/casualty claims are making slower strides in the race against inflation. Pecora, Jeremy P. 1410
Soft D&O market isn't expected to last. Lehmann, R.J. Brief Article 93
Spitzer probes insurer/broker relationship. Green, Meg 654
Strengthening IT talent: recruitment outsourcing increasingly is being used to obtain top quality IT candidates. Landberg, Steven 727
Study: boomers 'paralyzed' over retirement savings. Panko, Ron Brief Article 333
Take a bearing: in 2005, insurers will allocate IT spending to projects that support development and growth to meet one of six business objectives. Smallwood, Deborah 1880
Team Primerica: Primerica Life Insurance Co.'s vibrant business with middle-income Americans defies the norm in today's life industry. An extra surprise is that co-CEOs head up its management. Panko, Ron 3046
The 10 leading causes of workplace injuries in 2002. Illustration 157
The hallmark of technology: RenaissanceRe stands out among reinsurers for its innovative use of technology in underwriting, particularly when it involves catastrophe modeling. Bowers, Barbara 1228
The Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. Panko, Ron Brief Article 88
The many faces of fraud. 835
The power of parallel: companies can achieve remarkable levels of growth by seeking to bring in line the interests of the customers with the interests of the company. MacDonald, Robert W. 794
The top 10 scams. 639
Weathering the results: months after suffering through a record four hurricanes, the Sunshine State's insurance industry continues to pick up the pieces. Lehmann, R.J. 2174
Willis headquarters building on the horizon in London. Brief Article 113
Working up a suit: as more people sue the company they work for, employment practices liability insurance is becoming standard coverage. Bowers, Barbara 1752
WTC: one loss for some, two for others. Green, Meg 622

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