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Big Brazil Health Insurance Deal May be Tough to Replicate

With a $4.9 billion takeover of Brazil’s biggest healthcare provider, UnitedHealth Group appears to have snatched the crown jewel in a market with plenty of promise but formidable barriers to entry for any foreign rivals looking to follow suit. UnitedHealth’s …

PCI Urges Rapid Progress on Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement

The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) has urged negotiators to make rapid progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) accord, “in order to give the public the benefit of open insurance markets as rapidly as possible.” The bulletin noted …

Willis Exec Comments on Russia Joining WTO

A note from Willis Group Holdings features comments from Ann Longmore, Executive Vice President of Willis’ Executive Risks practice, who analyzes the impact(s) of Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization as its 156th member earlier this month.  “We expect …

AIA Calls for More International Market Access for U.S. Insurers

The American Insurance Association has issued a statement, which points out several instances of a “disconnect between the continued significant global insurance capacity and a strong demand for insurance products that is often created by protectionist barriers in emerging markets.” …