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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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  • U.S. Said Poised to Designate MetLife as Systemically Important
    Article retrieved 07/23/2014  Contributer: Ian Katz and Robert Schmidt  Source: Washington Post/Bloomberg

    A U.S. council of regulators is poised to label MetLife Inc. a potential threat to the financial system, subjecting the insurer to oversight by the Federal Reserve, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

  • Regulators detail new capital buffer for top insurers
    Article retrieved 07/10/2014  Contributer: Huw Jones  Source: Reuters

    Regulators published on Wednesday details of how the world's top nine insurers will calculate their first global capital buffer from 2019 to ensure policyholders are protected in a crisis.

  • Garrett brings NY Fed into FSOC issues
    Article retrieved 07/09/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    A member of Congress is demanding that the New York Federal Reserve Bank share with him any information provided by the Bank to members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) regarding the process of designating non-banks as systemically important financial institutions (SIFI).

  • AIG Would Divest Units, Halt Policy Sales to Avoid Rescue
    Article retrieved 07/03/2014  Contributer: Zachary Tracer and Jesse Hamilton  Source: Bloomberg

    American International Group Inc. (AIG) and Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) told regulators they could divest units and halt policy sales to avoid taking a bailout in a future crisis.

  • Longevity Insurance Joins the Menu of Retirement Plan Options
    Article retrieved 07/01/2014  Contributer: TARA SIEGEL BERNARD  Source: New York Times

    New tax rules will make it possible for workers to buy a type of annuity often called longevity insurance inside their retirement plans. The annuity aims to protect people from exhausting their savings in their later years.

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Insurance Industry News

  • Regulators detail new capital buffer for top insurers
    Article retrieved 07/10/2014  Contributer: Huw Jones  Source: Reuters

    Regulators published on Wednesday details of how the world's top nine insurers will calculate their first global capital buffer from 2019 to ensure policyholders are protected in a crisis.

  • AIG Would Divest Units, Halt Policy Sales to Avoid Rescue
    Article retrieved 07/03/2014  Contributer: Zachary Tracer and Jesse Hamilton  Source: Bloomberg

    American International Group Inc. (AIG) and Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) told regulators they could divest units and halt policy sales to avoid taking a bailout in a future crisis.

  • Longevity Insurance Joins the Menu of Retirement Plan Options
    Article retrieved 07/01/2014  Contributer: TARA SIEGEL BERNARD  Source: New York Times

    New tax rules will make it possible for workers to buy a type of annuity often called longevity insurance inside their retirement plans. The annuity aims to protect people from exhausting their savings in their later years.

  • US regulators threaten defiance of global insurance rules
    Article retrieved 06/26/2014  Contributer: Caitlin Bronson  Source: Insurance Business America

    Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) have expressed concern over the “breakneck speed” at which global capital rules are being pushed through, and have said they may choose to ignore the new standards.

  • U.S. watchdogs may refuse to apply global insurance capital rules
    Article retrieved 06/25/2014  Contributer: Huw Jones  Source: Reuters

    The United States may refuse to apply new global capital rules in the world's biggest insurance market because of the "breakneck speed" they are being pushed through, American regulators said on Monday.

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Federal Regulation

  • U.S. Said Poised to Designate MetLife as Systemically Important
    Article retrieved 07/23/2014  Contributer: Ian Katz and Robert Schmidt  Source: Washington Post/Bloomberg

    A U.S. council of regulators is poised to label MetLife Inc. a potential threat to the financial system, subjecting the insurer to oversight by the Federal Reserve, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

  • Garrett brings NY Fed into FSOC issues
    Article retrieved 07/09/2014  Contributer: Arthur D. Postal  Source: LifeHealthPro.com

    A member of Congress is demanding that the New York Federal Reserve Bank share with him any information provided by the Bank to members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) regarding the process of designating non-banks as systemically important financial institutions (SIFI).

  • FSOC Lacks Credibility in Designating SIFIs
    Article retrieved 07/01/2014  Contributer: Peter Wallison  Source: American Banker

    As reported in American Banker on June 25, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew defended criticism of the Financial Stability Oversight Council...

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