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High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

...staying in nursing homes. But those companies have found that such policies are squeezing their profits. Earnings for life insurers slid 11 percent in the most recent quarter, according to Moody's Investors Service, and long-term care was the...

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MetLife to challenge 'too-big-to-fail' tag

...decades," said Chairman and CEO Steven Kandarian. "However, adding a new federal standard for just the largest life insurers and retaining a different standard for everyone else will drive up the cost of financial protection for consumers without...

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AIG won't join a shareholder lawsuit against the US government

...focusing on its core insurance operations and repaying the government's bailout cash.The insurer spun off Asian life insurer AIA Group in Hong Kong's biggest initial public offering in 2010, raising $20 billion, which was used to pay bailout...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-09/aig-wont-join-shareholder-
Bailout rumors toy with stocks

...Treasury Department said only life insurers that own banks or saving and loans...two of the nation's largest life insurers, and several others applied to...U.S. insurer Transamerica. Life insurers, which have more than $5 trillion...

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AIG sells Alico unit to MetLife

...billion.On March 1, AIG agreed to sell Asia-based life insurer, AIA Group, to Britain's Prudential PLC for $35...Korea, Chile and in Mexico, where it is the largest life insurer.Henrikson said he didn't consider a purchase of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-03-08/aig-sells-alico-unit-metli
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Symetra offering may overshadow 5 other IPOs

...Buffett getting most of the attention. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. holds a sizable stake in Bellevue, Wash. life insurer Symetra Financial Corp., which hopes to raise about $351 million in its initial public offering. Symetra, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/21/bus_564020.shtml
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MetLife purchasing Travelers Life from Citigroup

...two companies, both based in New York, said in a statement that the deal will make MetLife "the largest individual life insurer in North America, based on sales." In addition to buying Travelers Life, MetLife also is acquiring almost all of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/01/bus_441477.shtml
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Parents can teach their children a lot about personal finance

...finance is discussed are more successful in handling money as adults," said Meridee Maynard, a vice president at life insurer Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee. "The earlier parents start working with their kids, the better," she said. There's...

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Viagra: Who needs it and how often?

...their patients really do need the impotence pill and are not just would-be Casanovas looking to spice up their sex lives. Insurers also are being forced to answer this tricky question: How much sex is enough? Because Viagra is a use-it-as-you-need-it...

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Company offers life insurance to people with HIV

...that while this is the first, there will be others," said Ken Vest of the Washington-based American Council of Life Insurers, an industry group. "It fills a need." State Farm and Allstate, two of the nation's largest insurers, said...

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