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The Press Room features links to articles on the insurance industry, state and federal insurance regulation, and other issues of interest to the guaranty system. The views expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of NOLHGA or its members.

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  • Fed to study insurance reg rules
    Article retrieved 10/01/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    The Federal Reserve Board announced that it will be seeking detailed financial and other data from the insurance companies and insurers with thrifts it regulates as it starts the process of tailoring its regulatory metrics to coincide with its mandated role of overseeing them.

  • Prudential takes over $3.1B in pension liability from Motorola
    Article retrieved 09/26/2014  Contributer: Laura Davison, Bloomberg  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    Motorola Solutions Inc. plans to reduce its pension obligations by $4.2 billion as it transfers liabilities to Prudential Financial Inc. and offers some employees lump-sum payments.

  • FSOC – Bubbles And Meltdowns: Thought You Were Safe?
    Article retrieved 09/25/2014  Contributer: Saul Griffith  Source: Value Walk

    Last week the Government Accountability Office (GAO) took aim at the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), the regulatory watchdog assigned to keep a vigil over our markets for their safety, in a report that examines the status of efforts by the FSOC to improve transparency, accountability and collaboration.

  • Federal insurance office sees ‘resilience’ in insurance industry
    Article retrieved 09/25/2014  Contributer: Erin Ayers  Source: Advisen Risk Network

    The US insurance industry showed promising results last year; as insurers continue to demonstrate financial health as the economy recovers, with record levels of net income and surplus, according to Federal Insurance Office’s annual report on the marketplace.

  • A Time for New Regulatory Thinking
    Article retrieved 09/25/2014  Contributer: Jeffrey Kutler  Source: Institutional Investor

    It has been six years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers...

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Insurance Industry News

  • Prudential takes over $3.1B in pension liability from Motorola
    Article retrieved 09/26/2014  Contributer: Laura Davison, Bloomberg  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    Motorola Solutions Inc. plans to reduce its pension obligations by $4.2 billion as it transfers liabilities to Prudential Financial Inc. and offers some employees lump-sum payments.

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Federal Regulation

  • Fed to study insurance reg rules
    Article retrieved 10/01/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    The Federal Reserve Board announced that it will be seeking detailed financial and other data from the insurance companies and insurers with thrifts it regulates as it starts the process of tailoring its regulatory metrics to coincide with its mandated role of overseeing them.

  • FIO's red flags: impact of low interest rates & lack of agents
    Article retrieved 09/25/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    Concerns about the impact of low interest rates on the solvency of insurers, as well as a steep drop in the number of agents, are key life insurance issues raised in the 2014 annual report of the Federal Insurance Office (FIO).

  • A Time for New Regulatory Thinking
    Article retrieved 09/25/2014  Contributer: Jeffrey Kutler  Source: Institutional Investor

    It has been six years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers...

  • Federal insurance office sees ‘resilience’ in insurance industry
    Article retrieved 09/25/2014  Contributer: Erin Ayers  Source: Advisen Risk Network

    The US insurance industry showed promising results last year; as insurers continue to demonstrate financial health as the economy recovers, with record levels of net income and surplus, according to Federal Insurance Office’s annual report on the marketplace.

  • FSOC – Bubbles And Meltdowns: Thought You Were Safe?
    Article retrieved 09/25/2014  Contributer: Saul Griffith  Source: Value Walk

    Last week the Government Accountability Office (GAO) took aim at the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), the regulatory watchdog assigned to keep a vigil over our markets for their safety, in a report that examines the status of efforts by the FSOC to improve transparency, accountability and collaboration.

  • There Is No Rational Basis For MetLife's SIFI Designation
    Article retrieved 09/24/2014  Contributer: Peter Wallison  Source: Real Clear Markets

    Earlier this month, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) preliminarily designated MetLife as a systemically important financial institution, or SIFI.

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