By the Numbers

February 2009
Best's Review;Feb2009, Vol. 109 Issue 10, p12
Trade Publication
The article provides updates related to the U.S. insurance industry. The property/casualty industry's net income decline to 85% by $7.3 billion in the first nine months of 2008 that has greatly affected the underwriting performance of insurers. A. M. Best Co. Inc. projects that the life reinsurance will continue to stabilize after it experience a period of major changes. The Health Maintenance Organization's underwriting margin was impaired in five private small firms.


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