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Lack of turbulence: with low losses, aviation insurance and reinsurance is profitable, but shrinking premium is not seen as sustainable. Jul 1, 2013 1857
Shifting investment gears: for insurance asset managers investing new money, what once looked safe seems riskier now, and what looked riskier seems safer. Jul 1, 2013 1827
A product for the times: insurers have innovated indexed universal life insurance designs during the past two years, and sales have flourished. Jun 1, 2013 1975
The worst-case scenario: life insurance asset managers can handle a gradual increase in interest rates, but they fear a surprise spike. Jun 1, 2013 2080
A new investment frontier: despite good investment returns the past five years, life insurance and annuity writers likely will have to think differently about managing their businesses. May 1, 2013 2153
The need for speed: convenience may be the key to placing life insurance with middle income Americans, and that means faster underwriting. May 1, 2013 1792
Purchasing power: even young singles may find the cash value of whole life a compelling value they can use in emergencies and retirement. Apr 1, 2013 2024
Opportunity cost: stagnant bond rates continue to cause insurers to invest in higher yielding assets. Apr 1, 2013 1944
A coming 'data deluge' from space: the European Space Agency's new satellites will provide high-resolution images that will help insurance underwriting. Apr 1, 2013 593
Breaking out: Amalgamated Life Insurance Co. is moving beyond its New York domicile to all 50 states with new products, services and an updated customer interface. Mar 1, 2013 1985
Behind the cat bond surge: the buyers of cat bonds range from dedicated funds to pension funds, global asset managers, reinsurers and even insurers. Mar 1, 2013 3638
Meeting the Gen X challenge: life insurers have a big role to play helping Americans who are approaching middle age to prepare for retirement. Mar 1, 2013 1935
Fortune awaits: China's growth engine and culture of savings are attracting foreign life insurers. Feb 1, 2013 1972
Skin in the game: hedge funds are creating a stir by backing new Bermuda reinsurance companies. Feb 1, 2013 1539
Rotation's bite: smaller audit firms will feel more effect than big firms from the NAIC's new model audit rule. Jan 1, 2013 2643
One product two paths: with guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefits becoming expensive, some variable annuity writers try another approach. Jan 1, 2013 1325
Changing times: prolonged low interest rates have prompted many life/health insurers to realize capital gains or losses and to take advantage of high credit spreads. Jan 1, 2013 1451
Ladies first: an awareness of the issues women face helps agents solve their unique financial needs. Dec 1, 2012 1810
Upgrade to 'green': despite a few years of experience, insurers are still looking for traction in selling eco-friendly homeowners policies. Nov 1, 2012 2081
What's in a name? Life insurers have found that the real value of having their logo on a venue or sporting event is how they leverage the visibility. Nov 1, 2012 2032
Beating the investment storms: with their greater reliance on underwriting results, property/casualty insurers are freer to accept more investment risk. Nov 1, 2012 4329
Character cover: casualty insurers break new ground in developing a first-party trigger for reputation insurance. Nov 1, 2012 1881
Guardian anytime: mobile app. Oct 1, 2012 575
Gauging the future: the life settlement industry has retracted since late 2008 and may take many years to spring back. Oct 1, 2012 1861
Two sides of interest-rate risk: prolonged low interest rates have impacted investment income and they've also affected life/health insurers' long-term liabilities. Oct 1, 2012 3284
Life insurance issued rose 2.3% in 2011. Statistical data Sep 1, 2012 6181
The search for yield: low interest rates are forcing life insurers and their asset managers to find alternatives to investment-grade bonds. Sep 1, 2012 1496
Changing times: new challenges emerge for medical professional liability writers as doctors leave group practices and join larger organizations. Sep 1, 2012 1532
Mutually exclusive: Mutual life insurance companies have performed extremely well despite the past few years' poor economy. Company overview Aug 1, 2012 2382
Catastrophe bonds as an investment: in today's low yield environment, some entities are willing to take a chance, including reinsurers and even primary insurers. Aug 1, 2012 1773
Building better portfolios: insurers and reinsurers increasingly rely on outsourced managers and advisers to boost yields and control investment risks. Jul 1, 2012 2145
VALIC's smartphone application for plan participants. Jun 1, 2012 616
Untying the knot: a small but growing number of financial advisers are finding a niche in collaborative divorce. Jun 1, 2012 1953
Brokering to excess: some brokers offer excess flood insurance for clients that need more than just standard federal or commercial policies. Jun 1, 2012 1263
The cost of claims: loss-adjusted expense data compiled by A.M. Best Co. identify the lines of business where insurers have been most successful managing claims. Cover story May 1, 2012 1469
Outside the box: annuity writers have been carving out space through product innovation to vie primarily for baby boomer business. May 1, 2012 299
What's your agency worth? The question of agency value underlies every decision an owner must make--whether to upgrade, grow, buy, sell or run off the business. Company overview Apr 1, 2012 2319
Repositioning retirement assets: insured withdrawal solutions position annuity writers in a turbulent investment environment to help investors nearing retirement. Apr 1, 2012 2273
A fast start: catastrophe bond issuance may have a big year in 2012 despite the many catastrophes last year. Apr 1, 2012 2363
Lessons learned: after a decade of difficulty, the long-term care insurance industry hopes to take sales to the next level. Mar 1, 2012 1919
Southern exposure: Latin American countries run the gamut from risky to stable, but many offer significant growth opportunities for life insurers. Company overview Mar 1, 2012 1963
The emotional and the technical: industry players explain why indexed annuities are appealing in the difficult economy. Feb 1, 2012 1876
My generation: as baby-boomer agents retire, young producers are bringing their unique talents and perspectives to the insurance business. Feb 1, 2012 2057
Avoiding social media traps: to sidestep the pitfalls of using social media, insurance agencies should consider a number of guidelines. Jan 1, 2012 1460
Reluctant to act: estate planners urge clients to take advantage of the $5 million federal gift tax exemption, but few do. Jan 1, 2012 1719
Footprints in the sky: Allianz takes an equity stake in a forest preservation firm to help reduce carbon gas emissions. Jan 1, 2012 540
Lloyd's growing, luster: many insurers have newfound appreciation for the market's role as a pathway to worldwide growth. Company overview Dec 1, 2011 1950
Putting the 'new' in annuities: variable annuity writers have taken a new step in risk management by introducing investment options with hedge assets. Dec 1, 2011 1851
In too deep: debate grows over whether the National Flood Insurance Program should be bailed out or swapped out in favor of a private-public partnership. Nov 1, 2011 1771
Loud and clear: say goodbye to generic life insurance advertising. To establish or enhance their brands, insurers today are increasingly creative. Nov 1, 2011 2174
Different world: European captives work hard to ensure that Solvency II takes into account their unique structure and purpose. Nov 1, 2011 1496
Holding steady: A.M. Best analyst cites the importance of scale in a mature auto insurance industry. Oct 1, 2011 14926
Join together: some insurers make it their business to help producers achieve better numbers. Company overview Oct 1, 2011 1807
Coming to life: as more people in China and India enter the middle class, life insurers and regulators gear up for greater demand for products. Oct 1, 2011 2264
Ruffling of feathers: comments at the NAIC's spring meeting cause dismay among actuaries and spur a review of universal life insurance with secondary guarantees. Sep 1, 2011 1409
Mutual concerns: Economical Mutual Insurance Co.'s plan to go public has caused worries that the move may erode Canada's property/casualty mutual environment. Sep 1, 2011 2493
Compliance uncertainty: as insurers await a raft of new regulations, consultants and tech firms provide interim guidance and solutions. Sep 1, 2011 1731
Captivating engagement: reinsurers turn to captives for stable, profitable business. Cover story Aug 1, 2011 1777
Keeping up: captive managers deal with uncertainty about regulations, taxes and domiciles, and still provide value to their clients. Aug 1, 2011 1831
Eyeing the end game: small-business owners want to tackle succession, retirement planning and wealth transfer. Aug 1, 2011 2094
Benefits for living: insurers introduce products with features for various life scenarios. Jul 1, 2011 1958
Under construction: Malaysia is creating the regulatory framework that takaful insurance will need to grow. Company overview Jun 1, 2011 1811
Period of adjustment: a Best's Review survey identifies the challenges independent insurance adjusters face in a tough economy. Survey May 1, 2011 2382
Life in the fast lane: life insurers use new tech tools to find customers and to leverage their existing client base. May 1, 2011 1574
Miracle on the Hudson: the sequel: Chartis and US Airways finish the claims process without facing a single lawsuit. May 1, 2011 514
Main menu: the Food Safety Modernization Act adds recall responsibilities to food companies, providing new opportunities for insurers. Apr 1, 2011 1544
Facing the challenge: the soft market, pending regulatory changes and fallout from the financial crisis combine to make life difficult reinsurers. Apr 1, 2011 2346
Gaining favor: interest in single-premium immediate annuities is emerging among insurers, financial advisers and clients. Apr 1, 2011 2088
Part of the operation: for many reasons, life insurers increasingly embrace enterprise risk management as a strategic tool. Company overview Mar 1, 2011 2492
Changing direction: some employers consider captive insurance to contain costs for employee benefits. Mar 1, 2011 1945
Commercial space available: insurers will play a vital role as NASA hands off space missions to the private sector. Mar 1, 2011 477
You've been served: insurers are crafting coverages to meet the evolving liabilities that a growing array of professionals face. Feb 1, 2011 1960
Full capacity: global brokers urge reinsurers to deploy their abundant capital, but the companies appear to be cautious. Feb 1, 2011 1704
Reaching the affluent: companies with the highest average policy size have many traits in common. Jan 1, 2011 1727
Legislation to regulation: insurance carriers and producers are working to influence how new federal laws will be implemented. Jan 1, 2011 1875
Dollars and sense: the LIFE Foundation creates a DVD version of its financial literacy program for high school students. Jan 1, 2011 564
New Jackson National CEO: Life Company well-positioned. Brief article Dec 1, 2010 184
The ripple effect: solvency II's impact will affect any insurers that want to do business in Europe. Dec 1, 2010 2010
Size matters: Solvency II should benefit large reinsurers, but will smaller firms be left behind? Dec 1, 2010 685
Filling in the gaps: company provides turnkey protection for some items not covered by homeowners policies. Nov 1, 2010 1006
Standing guard: living benefits have created exposures for variable annuities product writers, but risk-management strategies are helping. Nov 1, 2010 2211
Holding on: life insurers with the lowest lapse ratios in 2009 share many attributes. Nov 1, 2010 1958
O'Maley reflects on Ohio National's growth. Nov 1, 2010 424
Headed the right way: teenage driving deaths keep falling although distractions have multiplied. Oct 1, 2010 1586
Uncertain times: unsure of estate tax levels for this year and next, estate planners have turned to unconventional strategies. Oct 1, 2010 1654
Overseas challenges: new laws and responsibilities to directors and officers and enable private-party collective actions. Oct 1, 2010 1213
Neighborly differences: Canada's avoidance of the housing bubble and its conservative regulations scheme helped Canadian life insurers sidestep the worst of the financial crisis. Sep 1, 2010 2043
Changing the rules: dwindling IMSA membership and an optional way to renew certification lessens demand for independent assessors. Sep 1, 2010 1292
US life industry's new business issued fell in 2009 in four of five segments. Company rankings Sep 1, 2010 7073
Rethinking the regulations: proposed federal legislation would increase the lines of business that risk retention groups could write. Cover story Aug 1, 2010 2225
The simple life: after two dismal years, universal life sales are up as writers find their own 'sweet spots.'. Aug 1, 2010 2133
Coming back to life: life insurance writers are fighting back from severe sales declines in late 2008 and all of 2009. Jul 1, 2010 312
Segmenting singles: with singles now at 43% of the adult population, life insurers and distributors must find ways to match products with individual needs. Jun 1, 2010 1796
Plugging away: Brit Insurance promotes its brand by sponsoring an annual exhibition and contest run by the London-based Design Museum. Jun 1, 2010 544
McDonnell named president of Penn Mutual; O'Malley is EVP. Brief article May 1, 2010 260
A new market: insurers and distributors aim to create more corporate-owned life insurance arrangements with small- to medium-size businesses. May 1, 2010 2101
Much to celebrate: the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America celebrates its 150th anniversary July 16 after two strong years. Interview May 1, 2010 2018
The quest for a leader: finding a CEO who'll fit into an insurer's unique culture is one of the biggest challenges facing recruiters today. Apr 1, 2010 1738
Guidance counselors: life insurers in the 403(b) market have come to the rescue of plan sponsors needing help with new IRS regulations. Apr 1, 2010 2333
The big question: how will the EU's Solvency II regulations play out for captives? Cover story Mar 1, 2010 2317

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