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Gerhart: U.S. Has a Good Story to Tell at the Global Insurance Symposium

The state of Iowa on May 20-22, 2014, will host its first ever Global Insurance Symposium, a privately funded event that aims to bring insurance professionals and regulators from around the world together to discuss the challenges facing the global …

Life Insurers Flock to ‘Easy’ Iowa As More Federal Oversight Looms

After Symetra Financial Corp. was formed in 2004, the life insurer set up shop in a 25-story glass tower outside Seattle, put its name on the building and pushed the state to adopt more favorable rules for its business. The …

Insurance Leaders from India, Japan to Speak at Iowa Symposium

Keynote speakers at a global insurance symposium scheduled for May in Des Moines, Iowa, will include high ranking insurance officials from Japan and India. Gov. Terry Branstad says Japan’s Vice Commissioner Masamichi Kono and the chairman of India’s Insurance Regulatory …

Iowa to Host Global Insurance Symposium in 2014

Iowa officials say a new insurance symposium set for next year in Des Moines is aimed at bringing top industry experts to the area. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart said the two-day Global Insurance Symposium will attract industry experts and …

Iowa Insurance Regulator Approves Aviva Acquisition

Iowa’s insurance regulator has approved the acquisition of West Des Moines-based AvivaUSA and subsidiaries by Athene Holding Ltd., a life insurance company owned primarily by private equity fund Apollo Global Management. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart said in a statement …

Iowa’s Top Insurer Delays Exchange Participation

Iowa’s leading health insurer will wait a year before participating in the state’s new health exchange due to concerns about problems that could arise with its implementation in the early going, company’s CEO said. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield …