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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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  • Regulators Deem MetLife a ‘Too Big to Fail’ Institution
    Article retrieved 12/19/2014  Contributer: Mary Williams Walsh   Source: New York Times

    MetLife, the nation’s largest life insurer, said on Thursday that a federal panel had decided that it required the special oversight reserved for financial institutions deemed too big to fail.

  • MetLife gets risk tag from U.S. panel, weighs legal options
    Article retrieved 12/19/2014  Contributer: Zachary Tracer, Ian Katz: Bloomberg  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    MetLife Inc., the biggest U.S. life insurer by assets, was labeled a systemically important financial institution (SIFI) by a council of regulators and said it will consider whether to sue the government over the decision.

  • Insurance Captives Threaten Financial Stability, Report Says
    Article retrieved 12/04/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: InsuranceNewsNet

    The use of captives by life insurance companies is a key reason that risks to the financial stability of the U.S. have increased since last year, according to a new report by the Office of Financial Research (OFR).

  • Insurance regulators set capital rules for firms too-big-to-fail
    Article retrieved 12/02/2014  Contributer: Maud van Gaal, Bloomberg  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    Nine too-big-to-fail insurers, including American International Group Inc., Allianz SE and MetLife Inc., must start reporting capital ratios next year using a method presented by regulators today.

  • EIOPA: Insurance sector generally capitalized
    Article retrieved 12/02/2014  Contributer: Mark Louie Bonayon  Source: SNL

    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority on Nov. 30 published the results of its EU-wide insurance stress test, which showed that the insurance sector generally has sufficient capital under Solvency II terms.

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Insurance Industry News

  • Insurance Captives Threaten Financial Stability, Report Says
    Article retrieved 12/04/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: InsuranceNewsNet

    The use of captives by life insurance companies is a key reason that risks to the financial stability of the U.S. have increased since last year, according to a new report by the Office of Financial Research (OFR).

  • EIOPA: Insurance sector generally capitalized
    Article retrieved 12/02/2014  Contributer: Mark Louie Bonayon  Source: SNL

    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority on Nov. 30 published the results of its EU-wide insurance stress test, which showed that the insurance sector generally has sufficient capital under Solvency II terms.

  • Insurance regulators set capital rules for firms too-big-to-fail
    Article retrieved 12/02/2014  Contributer: Maud van Gaal, Bloomberg  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    Nine too-big-to-fail insurers, including American International Group Inc., Allianz SE and MetLife Inc., must start reporting capital ratios next year using a method presented by regulators today.

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Federal Regulation

  • Regulators Deem MetLife a ‘Too Big to Fail’ Institution
    Article retrieved 12/19/2014  Contributer: Mary Williams Walsh   Source: New York Times

    MetLife, the nation’s largest life insurer, said on Thursday that a federal panel had decided that it required the special oversight reserved for financial institutions deemed too big to fail.

  • MetLife gets risk tag from U.S. panel, weighs legal options
    Article retrieved 12/19/2014  Contributer: Zachary Tracer, Ian Katz: Bloomberg  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    MetLife Inc., the biggest U.S. life insurer by assets, was labeled a systemically important financial institution (SIFI) by a council of regulators and said it will consider whether to sue the government over the decision.

  • Feds Fight Over GAO SIFI Report
    Article retrieved 11/25/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: InsuranceNewsNet

    Treasury and Federal Reserve officials are challenging a Government Accountability Office report calling for changes in the process that the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) uses in designating non-banks as systemically important financial institutions (SIFI).

  • GAO report offers new insights into FSOC's process of identifying SIFIs
    Article retrieved 11/25/2014  Contributer: Elizabeth Festa  Source: SNL

    A new Government Accountability Office report on the Financial Stability Oversight Council's process for evaluating potentially risky companies revealed that the council had reached a second stage of evaluation for five nonbank financial companies that are no longer under consideration for systemic risk designations, in addition to the three nonbank companies already designated.

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Guaranty System in the News

  • New law provides life insurance fix
    Article retrieved 12/01/2014  Contributer: Jon Campbell  Source: Democrat & Chronicle

    New Yorkers with life insurance will still be covered under their policies if their insurers go out of business under a new state law.

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