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A Long Tail, Getting Longer

I was a bit surprised when I checked out industry data from the Insurance Information Institute earlier this year that had pegged industry earnings for 2010, because for the first time that I can remember, life insurance became the smallest sector in this business. Annuities came in with nearly half of total industry revenue, health insurance came in at just over a quarter, and life insurance picked up the rest, as just under a quarter.

Analysts: Product Repricing Coming

Claims could be a bigger concern for life insurers than capital ratios and asset valuations over the next 18 months.

KPMG: Insurance Executives Optimistic

Many insurance industry executives are still expecting the economy to improve.

Analysts in the New York office of KPMG L.L.P., New York, have reported that finding in a summary of results from a survey of 100 high-level U.S. insurance company executives that was conducted in June.

Earnings: Presidential Life, Security National, Scottish Re

The Costs of the Financial Crisis for Insurance Policyholders: The Geneva Association

When examining the consequences of the financial crisis on the insurance industry it is important to differentiate between direct and indirect effects on one hand and short- and medium-term ramifications on the other.

Life and Health Earnings Report

MetLife, Prudential, AIG, Hartford, Principal, Genworth, Protective, FBL, American Equity, Phoenix, Primerica, Unum, CNO, CIGNA, Humana, Coventry, Centene, Health Net, Triple-S, NFP, Brown

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