New life insurance rules could make rates noticeably cheaper

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People who have hesitated to purchase a policy may find that they have new motivation on its way. Changes to life insurance rules in all states except three are more than likely to bring rates down by a considerable amount. There have already been at least two insurance companies that have decreased their term life policy rates and other insurers are expected to follow. The regulations involve telling insurance companies how much money they must keep in reserve. The two insurers that have already implemented rate decreases in part resulting…

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Life insurance won’t be impacted by doctor-assisted suicide ruling

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An industry association has said that the Canadian court decision won’t have a significant affect. An insurance industry association has released a statement with regards to the potential affect on life insurance of the very recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that has overturned the previous ban that had prohibited doctor-assisted suicide. The association said that the impact that will occur on that industry will not be a significant one. The ruling from the top Canadian court was made on Friday, in a unanimous decision to strike down…

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Life insurance reserves calculations change approved by regulators

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State authorities have moved forward a new and controversial standard for insurers in the sector. Life insurance news has been made by state regulators that have now given their approval for a new standard for the way that insurers in the sector will perform their reserves calculations, despite the heavy controversy and claims that it will not work. Critics say that the economy will face too much of a risk in larger states, and the implementation will be too expensive. The approval was made by the National Association of Insurance…

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New life insurance rules may have dramatic impact on industry

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Top regulator warns of potential impact of new life insurance rules The New York Department of Financial Services has issued concerns regarding emerging rules that may affect the nation’s life insurance industry. Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the agency, released a five-page letter to state insurance commissioners throughout the U.S. warning them that new rules for the life insurance sector could severely impact claims reserves and lead to insolvencies. These rules are summed up in “principles-based reserving,” a concept that has already become somewhat popular amongst states with flagging life insurance…

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