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

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A big step up: if the life settlement industry can make its business easier to understand, years of impressive growth could follow. Panko, Ron 1829
A new vision: as agents and carriers recognize the underserved insurance needs of African-American and urban markets, competition for these groups is heating up. Green, Meg 3163
A.M. Best indices: health insurance stocks led the way in 2006. Lehmann, R.J. 420
AD&D coverage for business travelers. Panko, Ron Brief Article 80
At your service: service-oriented architecture is a tool for the adaptive enterprise. Saporito, Patricia Column 733
Best's insurance stock indices. 271
Best's rating changes. Illustration 1772
Best's year-end stock summary. Illustration 354
Covering the unthinkable: in today's world, no insurance package is really complete without terrorism insurance. Egan, Michael P. 766
Diagnosis: expect growth spurt: Poland leads health insurance modernization among the former Soviet satellite states. Kearney, Hank 1755
Digital evidence changes the litigation landscape. Chordas, Lori 460
Digital rescue: how three insurers used technology to solve underwriting problems, including speed, pricing and accumulation of risk. Chordas, Lori 1875
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. Brief Article 82
Environmental claims: excess/umbrella carriers may have to clean up after government-mandated orders. Bozeat, Jennifer M. Column 708
Few insurers have appetite for coal-mining risks. Dankwa, David Interview 797
Follow the leader: as Wal-Mart and other mega-employers offer health savings accounts, some industry experts believe it's only a matter of time until more companies jump on the HSA bandwagon. Chordas, Lori 2284
Gecko, Duck make the grade. Goch, Lynna Brief Article 91
Health Net to acquire Universal Care's Plan assets in California. Brief Article 141
Helpful duck. Goch, Lynna Brief Article 128
Henrikson looks forward to leading MetLife in New Era. Amato, Keith Brief Article 233
Holistic risk management: agents and brokers offer services to help consumers deal with a changing world. McElwee, Andrew 739
Illustrations of life: Norman Rockwell's contract with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. led to 81 pieces of art. Panko, Ron 546
InsureMe debuts blog for affiliates. Goch, Lynna Brief Article 86
Insuring the intangible: electronic intellectual-property exposures are growing rapidly for companies and businesses, while new technologies and practices also may put individuals at risk. Cavanaugh, Bonnie Brewer 2028
Investment assessment: a look back at how property/casualty insurers' investment strategies have fared since 1999. Major, Richard 2331
Life insurers near accord over redundant reserves. Lysiak, Fran Matso 340
Medical breakthrough: Dr. David Brailer is moving the goal of electronic health records for most Americans, along with a national health information technology infrastructure, closer to reality. Chordas, Lori Interview 1817
Meetings. 141
Montpelier Re, investors launch Blue Ocean in Bermuda. Brief Article 109
Nationwide makes a first-time splash. Goch, Lynna Brief Article 118
Nothing to lose but chains: rather than allow ourselves to stagnate at a time of great opportunity, we underwriters must become more involved. George, Hank Column 659
Preparing for Roth 401(k)s. Panko, Ron Brief Article 156
Preparing for the worst: a two-pronged disaster management plan requires preparation and practice in responding to natural and man-made perils. Niederfringer, Alan Column 761
Producing results: producer lifecycle management can improve recruiting, contracting and appointing agents. Nero, Robert A. Column 1621
Regulator yearbook: the 2006 Insurance Commissioners. Directory 6024
Report examines 2005 European floods. Dankwa, David Brief Article 237
Retirement coaches: as Americans fret about their post-career lives, insurers see big opportunities to help. Panko, Ron 2033
SBLI of Massachusetts is Centrian Life in Connecticut. Brief Article 142
Searching for a cause: adjusters struggle to find out whether wind or flood produced Katrina's devastation. Cornejo, Rick Cover Story 3070
Status quo vs. change: unraveling the knots in the current health-care system will require strategies bigger than any single enterprise. Irwin, Gil 725
Super regulator at work: United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority adjusts to its broadening role. O'Connor, Robert 1855
SUVs no safer than passenger cars for kids. Green, Meg Brief Article 278
Underwriting discipline evolved from art to science. Wiest, Joseph 476
UnitedHealth-PacifiCare merger receives approvals with some federal modifications. Lysiak, Fran Matso 543
Virginia ponders regulation. Brief Article 80
W.R. Berkley Corp. Brief Article 95
W.Va. workers' comp insurer formed one day before mine explosion. Cornejo, Rick 566
Weathering change: insurers must realize that the 2005 mega-storms were not an anomaly, but a harbinger of things to come. Coyne, Frank J. Column 668
WellPoint completes $6.5b purchase of N.Y.'s WellChoice. Brief Article 103
Wind or flood? Whitney, Sally 372

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