Life insurance industry troubles may fall to consumers

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Life insurance industry representatives meet to list their woes The woes of the U.S. insurance industry are likely to get the notice of consumers, even those that are not so keenly attuned to the world of insurance news. This may be particularly true in the realm of life insurance. The life insurance industry has been facing troubling times in the U.S. and representatives from some of the largest companies in the country met in Washington for the American Council of Life Insurers conference to list their woes. These troubles are…

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Joplin tornado could cost insurers as much as $2 billion, say regulators

Several months have passed since a devastating tornado struck the city of Joplin, Missouri. The tornado was classified as an F-5, the highest classification of tornado, causing an unprecedented level of damage to the small city. The natural disaster struck a heavy blow against the insurance industry which has, to date, paid out more than $1 billion in claims. This number, however, is expected to double by the time insurers settle all outstanding claims, according to the Missouri Insurance Department. The Joplin tornado was one of the worst natural disasters…

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