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

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A long and comfortable life: Hartford president and COO Thomas M. Marra sees a healthy future for longevity products. Panko, Ron Interview 801
A new frontier: virtualization is beginning to find its place in the insurance industry. Ouimette, Gates 667
A whale of an ad. Brief article 161
Account reviews: when it's not working out. Goch, Lynna Brief article 179
Ace breaks into U.S. life Re market through Hart Life shell. 115
Aetna. Chordas, Lori Brief article 89
Age and net worth. Brief article 110
AIG units approved for expansion in China. Brief article 173
Allstate's Liddy brings good hands back to D.C. Lehmann, R.J. Interview 601
Aon: end of contingent fees is a 'wonderful catalyst'. Green, Meg Brief article 180
Automotive feng shui: applying the principles of an ancient practice may improve the safety of modern cars and drivers. Amato, Keith 565
AXA Equitable. Brief article 106
Beating the odds: Sierra Health has turned a physician practice into the largest health insurer in Nevada with its unusual approach of owning its own medical facilities and by making its home in one of the nation's largest booming markets. Chordas, Lori Company overview 2975
Best's insurance stock indices. Brief article 246
Best's rating changes. Table 1560
Bolivian energy takeover concerns trade credit market. Pilla, David 472
Build a pipeline to productivity: links to a current client, center of influence, network or industry group can generate time-efficient positive leads. Cunningham, Sharon Column 798
Changing channels: agents are likely to join independent marketing organizations, which offer greater commissions, but less service. How will insurers respond to demands for service? Verzone, Ronald D. Column 689
Chubb finds smallest risks loom large. Green, Meg Brief article 167
Chubb survey: loss control spending average up by 7%. Green, Meg Brief article 228
Commercial brokerage launches new course. Dankwa, David Brief article 101
Compliance issues befuddle multinationals. Dankwa, David Brief article 184
COO: clients still the main focus for Willis' North American unit. Amato, Keith Brief article 224
Don't forget retirement risks. Brief article 210
Earthquake losses increase. Brief article 95
Enduring a flu pandemic: life/health insurers and reinsurers, who know a lot about risk management, believe they will be able to manage and emerge from a severe avian flu pandemic better than other businesses. Panko, Ron 2949
FM Global touts underwriting by engineering as superior. Dankwa, David 496
For the record--corporate changes 2005: all companies listed are U.S. property/casualty or life/health insurers. Changes occurred in 2005, unless otherwise indicated. 6542
Full speed ahead: insurers shouldn't fear the roadblocks currently inherent in securitizing Triple-X reserves. They can be crossed, and the trip is worth the effort. Merchant, Shanker 2660
Get emotional: MetLife exec reminds producers of their ultimate mission--to sell peace of mind. Panko, Ron Brief article 311
Horse racing probe could aid hurt riders. Lehmann, R.J. Brief article 174
Hurricane warning 2006. Whitney, Sally 369
Insurers are wary of regulators' direction on uninsured motorists. 522
Katrina's next wave: agents' E&O coverage could become the next liability target nationwide. Cornejo, Rick Cover story 2723
Katrina: why risk management failed: the record insured losses from Hurricane Katrina show that insurance companies need more discipline in managing risk assumption. Berliet, Jean-Pierre 2056
L/H impairment rate remains low in 2005. Brief article 197
Lack of uniformity in broker compensation draws fire. Dankwa, David Brief article 284
Large Florida homeowners insurer goes into receivership following hurricanes. Cornejo, Rick 595
Learning curve: improvements in science and technology over the past century have made the industry more capable of predicting and responding to natural catastrophes. Blades, Judy 749
Life insurers seek to rein in life settlements. Barrett, Eleanor 469
Life insurers will win battle for retirement business. Brief article 239
Lifetime withdrawals. Panko, Ron Brief article 205
Limra: get the word out about retirement planning. Brief article 206
Lloyd's wrote cover for downed airplane. O'Connor, Robert Brief article 283
Long-term solutions: can partnership policies boost the sales of long-term-care insurance and cut future Medicaid costs? Yee, Bob 2002
Looking for availability. Nord, Charles D. Letter to the editor 180
Meetings. Calendar 143
Modeler provides grim weather forecast. Dankwa, David Brief article 184
More than half of U.S. drivers don't use car's turn signals. Green, Meg Brief article 181
Not business as usual: faced with a record volume of claims and far from ideal circumstances, insurers have settled most personal lines claims from Hurricane Katrina. Now the industry is taking steps to limit its exposure to the upcoming hurricane season. Green, Meg 3247
Private equity eyes insurance: investments in the insurance industry are booming as investors flush with capital look for new ways to invest it. Green, Meg 2377
Quote/unquote *. 282
Rethinking our tobacco follies: life and health insurers need to take another look at tobacco-use underwriting issues. George, Hank 752
RIMS launches online tool to aid risk managers. Green, Meg Brief article 157
Risk managers: relations with brokers still fractured. Green, Meg 540
Running on faith: for disability insurers, the good, the bad and the ugly of bad faith litigation depends on how well they investigate an insured's claim. Darras, Frank N. 734
Safeco augments its workers' comp. Panko, Ron Brief article 88
Scottish Re completes $2.1 billion life securitization. Brief article 130
Tag, you're it: radio frequency identification technology may soon help insurers track documents, stolen items, patients, medical histories, prescription drug use and more. Chordas, Lori 2451
Tag-teaming: cooperation between a team of two brokers or agents provides a client the best of both worlds. Ewing, Lance Column 791
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Chordas, Lori Brief article 113
Tied down: despite a recent overhaul, insurance company insolvency laws are still mired in redundancy and high costs. Schacht, Jim 1391
Top producers speak out. Brief article 207
U.K. insurers, lawyers keep wary eye on asbestos issues. Pilla, David Brief article 255
U.K.'s Royal & Sun completes $500m bond exchange offer. Brief article 97
Universal American Financial Corp. Brief article 94
Zurich found new approach to claims in Katrina's wake. Green, Meg Brief article 262

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