Life Insurance

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Life insurance: 5 things to expect in 2013

By Michael K. Stanley | December 19, 2012

It will be a transition year for the life insurance industry, which faces possible changes to the tax-favored status of life products, as well as challenges in remaining relevant to younger consumers.

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Annuities

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Annuities: 5 things to expect in 2013

By Maria Wood | December 19, 2012

How might a redefined fiduciary standard impact annuity sales? Will carriers continue the trend of offering buyouts to variable annuity holders? Five conjectures for the year ahead.

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Health and Disability Insurance

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Health and Disability: 5 things to expect in 2013

By Allison Bell | December 19, 2012

Corporate battles over PPACA exchange contracts will continue, canny individuals will put off coverage decisions until late in the year and LTCI insurers may be in for a dose of long-overdue good news.

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Regulatory

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State regulation: 4 things to expect in 2013

By Elizabeth D. Festa | December 19, 2012

State insurance regulation will be affected by a few unknown variables in 2013, including the still-pending FIO report, the NAIC's new leader and the implementation of new reserving methodology.

Washington regulation: 6 things to look for in 2013

By Arthur D. Postal | December 19, 2012

From a redefined fiduciary standard to the SIFI question, big changes are ahead over the next 12 months.

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