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Category: Insurance

The analysis published under this category are as follows.

Companies

Friday, April 24, 2015

Greedy Insurers Are in for a Nasty Surprise – Positioning You for Big Profits / Companies / Insurance

By: Money_Morning

It’s a great day when a mega-profitable industry that sucks money out of us for services we can’t live without has to change how it lines its pockets.

And that day has come for insurance companies.

We’ve been talking at length about the new economic disruptors that are forcing change in everything from public policy to the financial markets.

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Companies

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AIG Cancer - Benmosche Has 9 Months to a Year to Live / Companies / Insurance

By: Bloomberg

Bob Benmosche told Bloomberg Television's Betty Liu that he decided to step down as CEO of AIG earlier than he'd planned after his cancer worsened. Benmosche spoke with Liu during an interview at his home near Dubrovnik, Croatia, where he will spend his retirement. He said, "I knew that the cancer had begun massive mutations. I knew that there's no drug yet on the market. I knew there were studies. And so I'm back - they reset the clock [in May] - nine months to a year."

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Personal_Finance

Friday, May 31, 2013

Life Insurance - When Death Is the Best Investment / Personal_Finance / Insurance

By: Investment_U

Alexander Green writes: A good friend recently called me. He was excited.

“I just bought a fantastic whole life policy from a guy I know,” he said. “I can’t believe the benefits. I don’t know why everyone doesn’t do this.”

“Really?” I said.

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

When Is Insurance a Good Investment? / Personal_Finance / Insurance

By: Don_Miller

A friend recently asked about a life insurance policy with a guaranteed cash buildup far in excess of what he could earn on a CD or long-term Treasury. What did I think?

During my working career, I had many insurance companies as clients. When I asked similar questions, I always got the same response: with any "combination" product — that is, an insurance policy with an investment component — consider each part individually.

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Personal_Finance

Sunday, November 21, 2010

How Wall Street Ratings Deception Entrapped Two Million Americans in Failed Insurance / Personal_Finance / Insurance

By: Martin_D_Weiss

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLet’s say you put a big chunk of your nest egg in a life insurance policy with an A+ company.

You invest another sizable amount in a portfolio of high-rated corporate bonds and tax-free municipal bonds.

Then, feeling safe and secure with most of your funds, you take a flyer on a few stocks that a dozen separate research analysts have unanimously rated as a “buy” or at least a “hold.”

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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Critical Illness Insurance Payouts Continuing to Rise / Personal_Finance / Insurance

By: MoneyFacts

More critical illness claims were paid out than ever before in 2009, as the problem of non-disclosure continued to be eradicated from the protection industry, a new survey from Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts has revealed.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

British Motorists Fronting Young Drivers on Car Insurance to Cut Premiums / Personal_Finance / Insurance

By: MoneySupermarket

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMoney conscious Brits are breaking the law by "fronting" on their car insurance to save cash, according to research from moneysupermarket.com.

  • Research1 shows one in five drivers (19 per cent) have or would consider fronting on their motor insurance policy to save money
  • Confusion rife with one in three (31 per cent) saying fronting is legal
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ConsumerWatch

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Age Discrimination Rife Within Motor and Travel Insurance / ConsumerWatch / Insurance

By: MoneySupermarket

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith the Government's Equality Bill published today and 'appropriate age-based treatment' allowed, research from moneysupermarket.com finds Brits will continue to be punished with high travel and motoring premium costs on the grounds of their age.

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ConsumerWatch

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

FSA publishes latest findings on Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) / ConsumerWatch / Insurance

By: Submissions

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has today published the findings of its latest review of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) selling standards. They show improvements in some areas, but also that many firms are still failing to treat their customers fairly.

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ConsumerWatch

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) Price Rises adding Insult to Injury / ConsumerWatch / Insurance

By: MoneyFacts

Michelle Slade, personal finance analyst at Moneyfacts.co.uk – the money search engine, comments: “With PPI currently under the OFT microscope and being seen as an ‘overpriced, inflexible’ product, you may have thought lenders would be reluctant to rock the boat further. However as the moneyfacts.co.uk survey shows, for many providers the price has continued to climb over the last year.

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ConsumerWatch

Sunday, April 08, 2007

4/10 life insurance customers ripped-off by ratings / ConsumerWatch / Insurance

By: Submissions

Shocking research from specialist insurance website BestDealInsurance.co.uk reveals how greedy life insurers are making huge profits from loading up customers' life insurance premiums for what are sometimes only minor ailments.

David Thomson, Chief Executive from the company says: “It is scandalous just how many consumers are getting hammered by their life insurer for so-called health risks. For example, if you want insurance and a family member has multiple sclerosis some companies will impose a limitation on to what you are covered for.

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