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

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'Let's talk': when a business relationship is heading for 'Splitsville,' the best thing to do is acknowledge it and move on. Ewing, Lance 728
2007 meetings quest: gatherings in 2007 cover a range of agendas and topics, from annual meetings to conferences on such subjects as employee benefits and windstorms. Calendar 3049
A custom mix: a growing number of insurers are adding product liability considerations to create a stronger investment management process. Chin, Mark 1530
A growing problem: diabetes and obesity are taking a toll on the U.S. health-care system. Health insurers and disability carriers are reaching out to members, physicians and employers about ways to curb the rise of these diseases. Chordas, Lori 2969
A healthy change: consumer-driven health plans' success depends on empowering participants and making them accountable for their actions. Ripperger, Jerry L. 1211
A new target. 175
A safe journey: in the wake of Katrina, marine writers are taking steps to re-evaluate what, where and how to insure. Cullen, Steve 9895
A whole new world: E-Fusion participants explore innovative technologies and new uses for old ones. Chordas, Lori 631
A.M. best special report: earthquake losses overdue. 394
Agreeing to disagree: in a Best's Review roundtable about U.S. collateral requirements, reinsurers clash on U.S. regulation, but unite on the need for universal rules. Pilla, David Discussion 2418
Allianz taps LifeUSA founder to lead launch of income unit. Lehmann, R.J. 239
Best's insurance stock indices. 271
Best's rating changes. 949
Blue Shield of California. 108
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Caremark Rx Inc. recently announced enhancements to the Caremark iScribe electronic prescribing program in an effort to increase statewide adoption of the technology by physicians. 103
Collins. Goch, Lynna 88
Companies and agents may face increase of security breaches. Chordas, Lori 422
E&O insurance expands for agents. 87 LLC receives Claims Management Award. 511
Electing Social Security early: a variable annuity with guaranteed withdrawal benefits can make up for taking lower Social Security benefits at age 62. Fishbein, Robert A. 782
Election trouble abound. 168
Enterprise mobility: practice allows insurers to blend convergence, collaboration and management. Ouimette, Gates 676
First aid in flight: a growing number of medevac helicopters are used for medical evacuation, but the air ambulances also carry a host of liabilities. Chordas, Lori 680
Gallagher Re. 94
Got C-3 Phase II? Writers of variable annuities are ably employing this complicated capital reserves regulation, despite lengthy instructions and even longer computer run times. Cavanaugh, Bonnie Brewer 2697
Homesite Group Inc. receives Underwriting and Pricing Award. 578
Indexed annuities. Panko, Ron 162
Industry sees Dems storm U.S. House. Lehmann, R.J. 883
Insurer-backed ballot initiatives win in states. Grier, Chris 292
Insurers debate possible role in flood insurance. Barett, Eleanor 272
Insurers reward eco-friendly clients. Green, Meg 773
Insurers' CFOs worry about regulation, interest rates in '07. Grier, Chris 243
JLT to restructure, merge with Agnew Higgins Pickering. Jones, Marc 221
Lost in translation: the industry operates under the erroneous assumption that improving life insurance products will make it easier to sell the products. Girone, Bill 800
Meetings. Calendar 149
Munich Re to write Life Re in ex-Soviet Republics. Pilla, David 264
New facility to help insurers. 124
New law, new opportunities: the Pension Protection Act changes the landscape of defined-benefit and defined-contribution plans. For insurers and producers, it offers a big chance in a big market to build business. Panko, Ron 3331
New York Life Insurance Co. 117
Nourishing sales: producers experience greater productivity with strategies developed by seasoned sales management. Cunningham, Sharon 777
Oceanwide Inc. recognized in Customer Management. 467
Quote/unquote. Keating, Frank 212
Royal & SunAlliance Canada receives P/C Agent Award. 491
Selective Insurance receives Productivity Management Award. 517
The Navigators Group Inc. has announced its new U.K.-based property team, expected to grow its specialty lines in the United Kingdom and Europe. 87
The right fit: in the past year, life insurers, their associations and regulators have worked hard to protect buyers of annuities from inappropriate sales. One positive result is that the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association has adopted its strictest suitability standards ever. Panko, Ron 3013
Thompson: strengthen public health system. Cavanaugh, Bonnie Brewer 583
Top of their game: some of the most profitable writers of personal lines insurance are not household names. But whether they specialize in underwriting, claims management or keeping overhead costs low, they all tend to keep a laser-like focus on the bottom line. Green, Meg Cover story 3969
Trusting in nature: some courts are relying on the laws of nature, not policy time-limit provisions, to determine when an insured's injuries become disabling. Darras, Frank N. 748
VantisLife Insurance Co. receives L/H Agent Award. 561
Walking a fine line: a Best's Review survey found insurers and reinsurers alike fear the end of the alien reinsurers' collateral requirement. Cavanaugh, Bonnie Brewer 1016
Willis Group Holdings Ltd. 91

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