Western United Life Assurance Co.
Released from Oversight

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Company Overview

On March 2, 2004, rehabilitation orders were entered by courts in Washington, Idaho, and Arizona for three insurance companies: Western United Life Assurance Company (domicile state: Washington), Old Standard Life Insurance Company (domicile state: Idaho), and Old West Annuity & Life Insurance Company (domicile state: Arizona). These companies were affiliates of the so-called Metropolitan Mortgage Group of companies, which are in bankruptcy in Washington. The bankruptcy proceedings of the parent company began on February 4, 2004, and a reorganization/liquidation plan was filed in August in the bankruptcy court.

The insurance companies’ business was primarily individual annuities, and this business was administered from one office in Spokane, Wash. As of January 2006, an assumption agreement for the policies of two of the companies, Old Standard Life and Old West Annuity & Life was completed (see below) and the Old West rehabilitation proceeding ended.

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Company Details

NAIC Number: 77925

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Domiciliary State: Washington

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Rehabilitation Date: March 02, 2004

Estate Closed: December 15, 2008

Released from Oversight: June 05, 2008

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