3 effects of a possible Blues' individual health recovery
Analysts at Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC have looked hard at the big individual major medical insurance issuers and detected a pulse.
Agents mobilize for ACA exchange plan scrambler week
HealthCare.gov will start mapping stranded exchange plan enrollees into new plans.
S&P: Commercial health may enter rougher waters
Analysts at the firm warn against complacency about Medicare and Medicaid risk.
S&P says Medicare Advantage issuers will be fine
The rate environment may be dreary, but CMS is being more transparent, analysts say.
FIA sales spotlighted in DOL rule
Fixed index annuities appear to be the product most affected by the Department of Labor’s new fiduciary standard regulation, according to analysts.
New DOL rule will force insurers to adapt
S&P analysts project that the final DOL fiduciary rule will have a particular impact on variable and fixed index annuities, a $190 billion market.
U.S. Bank Lending Below Depression-Era Levels: S&P
U.S. bank loans are at such lows that the economic recovery has been nearly loan-free, S&P's head of financial institutions ratings said Wednesday in New York.
France Derides Ratings Agencies, Britain
Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer struck out at ratings agencies, calling them 'incomprehensible and irrational,' and also slammed Britain as more deeply mired in financial woes than France.
S&P Warns on Possible Downgrade of EU, Banks
Standard & Poor's, continuing a theme it began earlier this week, said Wednesday that the European Union itself could face the loss of its AAA credit rating, as could large euro zone banks.
Top 5 Reasons Why U.S. Bonds Are Still a Good Bet
The United States’ reputation for backing its debt with a “full faith and credit” guarantee was tarnished by the S&P downgrade, but a beneficiary of the negative market sentiment was the very same asset class that caused the selloff in the first place: U.S. Treasuries.