Will Others Follow?

Tomilson, Robert; Pinzon, Albert
June 2011
Best's Review;Jun2011, Vol. 112 Issue 2, p91
Trade Publication
In this article, the authors discuss the insurance linked securities (ILS) transactions of Aetna Inc. in 2011 which may tend the U.S. health care industry to follow. The authors say that the health care company is transferring medical benefits risks to market investors at a cost lower than traditional reinsurance, and investors are motivated to participate. They add that Aetna's April transaction has a term of 2.75 years which, under one health care legislation, can provide a significant asset.


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