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

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10 facts and myths about Gramm-Leach-Bliley: the GLB financial-services modernization law hasn't lived up to initial expectations, but it has brought changes, some for the better. Panko, Ron 2192
A little help from the court: the recent Cooper vs. Aviall decision may help insurers with environmental liability claims, but the claims won't go away and adjusters need to know the nuances of the ruling. Rasmussen, Paul D. 2412
A risk worth taking: entrepreneurship for carriers and brokers is not for the faint-hearted. Ewing, Lance 775
A time to reap rewards. 1779
A.M Best special report: life/health rating upgrades outnumbered downgrades in 2004. Brief Article 236
Ace Ltd. consolidates European lines in London. Brief Article 277
ACLI report: bank insurance sales depend on managerial commitment. Panko, Ron Brief Article 225
Allstate Life Insurance Co. Panko, Ron Brief Article 103
AMEX spinoff gives shareholders 2-for-1 deal. Brief Article 95
An anchor to a struggling city. 328
Aon risk providing brokerage for freedom tower in NYC. Brief Article 144
Aon's U.K. unit launches system to speed processing, reduce errors. Chordas, Lori Brief Article 196
Being in charge: health savings accounts are making consumers responsible for what they spend on medical care. Rousmaniere, Peter 1810
Best's rating changes. Brief Article 1816
Body guards: a growing number of celebrities are protecting their livelihoods by insuring their physical assets. Chordas, Lori 1346
Businesses face increased complexity of risks. Pilla, David 426
Buyers expect overall drop in commercial premiums. Green, Meg Brief Article 273
CareFirst wants court to end rift. Lysiak, Fran Matso Brief Article 182
Cathay is first Taiwan insurer to set up shop in China. Brief Article 90
Chubb covers affluent flyers. Goch, Lynna Brief Article 205
Consumer study snipes at personal lines agents. Lehmann, R.J. 295
Court strikes down $117.5m settlement. Brief Article 112
Covering it all: transurance offers an innovative approach to insuring traditionally uninsurable losses. Preston, L. Ware, III 1701
Down, but not out: brokers say property reinsurance pricing continues to soften. Pilla, David 1307
Dreams and power sources. Whitney, Sally Editorial 387
Duperreault honored as Leader of the Year. Brief Article 88
European Union approves Fortis joint venture in Portugal. Brief Article 127
Flu pandemic: a real threat: deaths and claims paid by life insurers would dwarf those generated by other natural disasters and terrorism. Rasmussen, Erik 780
Habersham Funding LLC. Panko, Ron Brief Article 85
Insurance industry leaders expect more investigations. Green, Meg Brief Article 216
It's all about trust: as consumers continue to clamor for transparency, life insurers and agents must do a better job communicating with policyholders about what they are buying. Verzone, Ronald D. 810
John Hancock restores name to agency network. Brief Article 192
Lloyd's U.S. headquarters to move to MOMA office tower. Brief Article 148
Making healthy choices: consumer-driven health plans allow insureds to be more involved in decisions concerning health care. Chordas, Lori 2390
Manulife adopts John Hancock brand name in United States. Panko, Ron Brief Article 208
Marsh fund to pay $850m in settlement with Spitzer. Lehmann, R.J. 858
Massachusetts aims for electronic health records system in five years. Chordas, Lori Brief Article 297
Meetings. Calendar 135
New nonprofit group source for companies in runoff. Green, Meg Brief Article 80
No small matter: nanotechnology holds out substantial growth opportunities--and possibly big risks--for the insurance industry. Bowers, Barbara 2614
Philadelphia Insurance covers EPLI, animal shelters. Green, Meg Brief Article 94
Quote/unquote *. 434
Reach for the stars: insurers are playing a critical role in transforming the dream of affordable space tourism from a science fiction fantasy into a reachable reality. Green, Meg Cover Story 3009
Reality check: the insurance industry has the opportunity to upgrade the most important part of its business--the people. Hurzeler, Donald J. 784
Reserving clash: the life industry is divided over reserve requirements for certain UL policies with secondary guarantees. Lysiak, Fran Matso 2184
Restricted access: a proposed model law would limit insurers' use of claims databases as underwriting tools, but some agents say that's OK. Bowers, Barbara 1991
Roadblock ahead: legislation and a coalition of car manufacturers and privacy advocates are poised to restrict auto insurers' access to "black box" data. Becker, Rey 1403
Sowing a lawsuit: a top court rules that when a farmer collects patented seeds, it goes beyond the terms of his liability policy. Rutkin, Alan S. 779
Spanning the business: financial performance management provides a glimpse at probable outcomes and trends in performance. Helms, Michael 697
St. Paul Travelers Cos. Brief Article 86
Standing appointments: the path of reinsurance renewals still leads through Monte Carlo and Baden-Baden, but consolidation and technology are changing the scenery. O'Connor, Robert 2850
The bloom fades: new capacity is putting pressure on the primary U.S. casualty market, and reinsurers are shying away from some lines they think might be underpriced. Green, Meg 1312
The comeback corporation: Prudential Financial has emerged from a 10-year transformation as a leaner, more competitive and better positioned company. Panko, Ron 1980
To tell the truth: when it comes to disclosure, insurance is the last sector to feel Spitzer's influence. Grier, Chris 1337
Tower's 'Worry' campaign tickles New Zealand. Goch, Lynna 505
Upscale move: Citigroup's premium distribution channels attracted MetLife. Lysiak, Fran Matso 1327
VantisLife gains Pentagon pact. Panko, Ron Brief Article 88
Way to grow: Unitrin chief executive tells why the company chose its latest acquisition and predicts more renewal rights transactions in the industry in 2005. Bowers, Barbara Interview 1596
What agencies really want: a central database for prospects and clients would be part of an ideal agency management system. Cunningham, Sharon 717
Who wants to be a space tourist? As insurers gear up to insure the fledgling commercial space travel industry, take a look at who wants to be a space pioneer. Green, Meg 580
William O. Bailey, the former president, chief operating officer and vice chairman of health insurer Aetna Inc. and the former chief executive officer and chairman of MBIA Inc., who helped pioneer the financial guarantee industry, has died of pneumonia. Obituary 81
Willis to acquire California employee-benefits broker. Brief Article 150

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