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

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Title Author Type Words
2005 P/C Gulf loss ratios point to insurers' pain, need for reforms. Cornejo, Rick 845
9 key retirement-income questions: with the life industry's latest generation of products, advisers and buyers have new retirement-planning issues to consider. Panko, Ron 2577
A road less traveled: Symetra Financial, a spinoff bought by an investor group, exploits its advantages during its first two years. Panko, Ron Company overview 1402
A.M. best stock indices, third quarter 2006. Statistical table 354
Allstate rolls out illness products. Panko, Ron Brief article 81
American International Group Inc. Brief article 120
Benfield hopes to speed move toward technology. Chordas, Lori 496
Best's insurance stock indices. Statistical table 261
Best's rating changes. 1249
Breaking borders: some state workers' compensation funds have expanded beyond their original intent--and state borders--to write business in other states, and even to write other lines of business. Green, Meg 2917
Call to action: workplace dynamics are changing how disability insurance is underwritten. Jerome, Chris 1982
Coming ashore. Whitney, Sally 423
Custer's last policy: General George Custer's life insurance policy is now on display at the fort he called home before the Battle of Little Bighorn. Green, Meg 616
El Nino's return could have positive impact. Cornejo, Rick Brief article 236
Enabling human resources: technology is a key component to helping improve the return on human capital. Landberg, Steven 716
Experts eye insurers' exposure to hedge risks. Pilla, David 598
Facing the new competition: life insurers need to focus more on improving the speed of underwriting. Verzone, Ronald D. 757
Familiar refrain: as the NAIC considers its 2007 budget, insurance industry concerns of years past echo once more. Barrett, Eleanor 2527
Flirting with disaster: 2006 may seem like a quiet year for catastrophes so far--there have been no Katrinas, Ritas or Wilmas--but natural catastrophes don't need a first name in order to wreak disaster. Green, Meg 911
Form familiarity: insurance pros who know their coverage forms inside and out are more likely to impress, rather than confuse, potential clients. Egan, Michael P. Column 765
Guidance department: reinsurance brokers can help insurance companies successfully manage rapid growth. Spencer, John 1428
Hawaiian earthquake reminder of threat. Cornejo, Rick 585
Homeowners multiple peril, top writers by state--2005. Statistical table 1781
Homeowners multiple peril, top writers, United States--2005. Statistical table 1776
How far is too far? Faced with pressures from all sides, underwriters face choices about what tools to use, and whether they'll be allowed to use them. George, Hank 713
Indexed UL product uses global indices. Panko, Ron Brief article 82
Insurance for insuring. Anderson, Eugene R. Brief article 87
John Hancock Financial. Goch, Lynna Brief article 100
Life and property/casualty divide. Brief article 158
Maintaining the status quo: at Commerce Group, success and growth come from keeping things the same. Cavanaugh, Bonnie Brewer 2091
Meetings. 138
Movers & shakers: the nationwide homeowners ranking has been shaken up by several insurers among its top 50. 631
Movin' on up: some of the nation's largest homeowners insurers are gaining on or passing their competitors in market rank. Cavanaugh, Bonnie Brewer 2382
New twists on living benefits. Panko, Ron Brief article 161
On a roll ... Goch, Lynna Brief article 200
Personal touch matters: a survey finds homeowners give a vote of confidence to agents and their hands-on approach. Toczydlowski, Greg Survey 763
Playing with the big boys: competition is heating up among health plans to attract large national accounts. Chordas, Lori 2087
Quote/unquote: excerpted from Best Week. Brief article 204
Ready, set, go? Most health plans agree that migration to a new coding system--ICD-10--is a step in the right direction, but they fear a proposed 2010 deadline is too soon and could have costly effects on the industry. Chordas, Lori 2728
Silver lining: 'co-logo contracts' can help health insurers glide though the clouds enveloping Medicare Part D. Loomis, Kenan G. 751
Sittin' in: property/casualty agents and brokers can--and should--align themselves with planners at the wealth-management table. McElwee, Andrew 747
Surplus Lines' future looks strong despite a flat year. Brief article 91
Tainted spinach could highlight recall insurance. Green, Meg 892
The rediscovery of America: many European life insurers established a presence in the United States in the 1980s through the early 2000s by buying American companies. Today, they're reaping the rewards. Panko, Ron Cover story 2946
Time to freshen up the Web site. van Aartrijk, Peter, Jr. Brief article 262
Wilson to take over day-to-day operations at Allstate Corp. Lehmann, R.J. Brief article 244
Years of experience: Sheldon Rankin is marking 50 years in the insurance business by leading Integro Canada's charge. Dankwa, David Biography 600
Zurich. Brief article 92

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