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New administration advocates change, but just how much? (US Pres Bill Clinton's stand on the insurance industry issues) (Upfront )
December 1, 1992... * President-elect Bill Clinton is expected to spearhead health care reform but leave key property and casualty insurance issues off the front burner during the early days of his administration, industry sources predict. Since the Democratic governor from Arkansas avoided taking positions...
The haste to liquidate. (debate over rehabilitation or liquidation of insurance carriers) (Cover Story)
December 1, 1992... Has the S&L debacle created an environment that spurs regulators to liquidate rather than rehabilitate troubled insurers? When an Illinois judge dismissed a liquidation complaint against United Equitable Insurance Co. one year ago, it marked a new beginning for the carrier. The ruling also...
The pill bill. (policy on drug prices)
December 1, 1992... Although many decry the high cost of prescription drugs, others contend that drugs are really a bargain. When Joyette Ranker's heart began to fail three years ago, the 65-year-old former actress was placed on the eight-month national waiting list to receive a heart transplant. Some 2,000...
London insurance market faces new strains. (Industry Overview)
December 1, 1992... London's insurance market has been integral to the world's marine and large commercial risk markets, and its importance in the reinsurance market has spread its influence to virtually the entire nonlife market worldwide. With such a crucial role, it is curious that so many organizations that...
Waiting for the tide to turn. (off-shore data operations)
December 1, 1992... The recession has stunted the growth of offshore data entry operations, but insurers aren't ready to weigh anchor. In the late 1980s, the health insurance industry--always under fire for the skyrocketing cost of medical care--discovered a resource already familiar to the manufacturing...