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Articles from Best's Review (September 1, 2009)

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2008 U.S. group life issued falls, but AAA Life Group drives ahead. Lysiak, Fran Matso 5317
Assessing strength. 438
Back to basics: the NAIC prepares a 'realistic, conservative and frugal' 2010 budget. Carr, Sean R. 1050
Best's interactive stock indexes. Brief article 111
By the book: two business authors showcase Chubb's customer service philosophy as one of the best ever. Gorski, Dennis 557
Chapter 1: financial health. 3963
Chapter 2: Best's credit ratings. 3536
Chapter 3: highly rated insurers. 2285
Chapter 4: analysis techniques. 8377
Chapter 5: industry leaders. Company rankings 1785
Cigna Corp. Brief article 107
Committees with insurance interests. Hamilton, Jesse 1386
Court cites 'deficiencies' in SEC's ruling on regulating annuities. Hamilton, Jesse A. Brief article 202
Coverage protects health providers. Brief article 92
Defense department: patients are sidestepping the courthouse and taking their concerns about doctors to state medical boards. Karls, Chad C.; Forray, Susan J. 1860
Don't take risks, make no progress: in trying to play it safe, companies avoid risk-taking and thwart their own success. Ewing, Lance 582
Finding the upside now pays off later: take advantage of the current economy to recruit strong sales talent. Woods, Shirley 530
Getting ready: health plans are converting their information technology systems to HIPAA 5010 and ICD-10 standards. But will the economy cause some to miss their deadlines? Chordas, Lori 1872
Going their own way: led by the tribe that owns Foxwoods Resort Casino, others in Indian Country consider the captive alternative. Slavin, Al 2671
Guy Carpenter & Co. Brief article 157
Hartford agents offer AARP auto policies. Brief article 141
Hartford names Andrade COO, president of P/C operations. Hemenway, Chad Brief article 227
Heading for home: some U.S. health plans and employers are offering incentives to employees willing to cross local or state borders to seek discounted care at American medical facilities. Chordas, Lori 2008
Hire calling. Brief article 106
Infrastructure exposed to higher unforeseen risks. Lai, Iris 334
Insurance jobs. Statistical data 282
Insurers: no need for more oversight. Hamilton, Jesse A. Brief article 153
Learn more. 92
Life guards: to differentiate themselves from competitors, some group life insurers offer help planning funerals and writing wills. Panko, Ron 2050
Life/health agency for sale? Goch, Lynna Brief article 328
Looking for the next hard market: a roundtable held in conjunction with the National Association of Surplus Lines Offices focuses on pricing and availability for specialty coverage products. Conference news 5257
Mastering disaster: TrueNorth's preparation helps it pass the risk management challenge. Slavin, Al 1004
Meetings. Calendar 137
MetLife portal aids open enrollment. Brief article 94
More big losses from wildfires. Brief article 151
New mortgage insurer OK'd. Carr, Sean P. Brief article 109
New options arise from competition: group life insurance writers are feeling the heat as employers seek better deals for 2010. Muncil, Carol 484
Newly listed firms. Brief article 141
Nippon Life woos Korean firms in U.S. Lai, Iris Brief article 169
Open door policy: Brazil's market reforms have captured the attention of global reinsurance companies. Jones, Marc 1627
Oregon appoints new chief insurance officer. Hamilton, Jesse A. Brief article 109
Philippine American Life and General Insurance Co. Brief article 131
Principles of PR for insurance pro. Hirigoyen, Patrick Brief article 203
Progressively smarter: pervasive computing and high-speed wireless communications offer insurers near-term impact. Bisker, Jaime 554
Quality counts: high-caliber exposure data is the key to effective catastrophe risk management. Davis, George; Raichle, Bill 2383
Question: How should a savvy hiring executive best utilize an executive search firm? Landberg, Steven 315
Rankings of five largest reinsurers remain unchanged in 2008 list of top 35 global firms. Inskeep, Devin M. Company rankings 951
Rating actions. 1566
Reassuring clients that all is not lost: the market's painful past lingers as leery consumers focus on the future. Verzone, Ronald D. 536
Running the numbers: succeeding as an independent insurance adjuster means keeping up with technology and training. Conference news 589
Space program: carriers that use virtualization to maximize server capacity find cost-saving isn't the only benefit. Slavin, Al 2024
Specialty underwriting management company. Chordas, Lori Brief article 102
Swiss Re, China Re join Beijing agricultural catastrophe program. Ng, Rebecca 347
The Buck finds its way to insurers: feeder funds could ask insurers to pay losses that might not be covered. Rutkin, Alan S. 554
Treasury submits plan for National Insurance Office. Hamilton, Jesse A. Brief article 258
Under our wing. Chordas, Lori Brief article 184
Variable annuity rider enhanced. Brief article 100
What's your agency worth? Valuing a life/health agency requires a holistic approach. Panko, Ron Company overview 2428
What's your plan? As the definition of infrastructure broadens, so can the risks. Pozzi, Steven R. 542
Zurich Financial Services Group. Brief article 123

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