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February 01, 2011 08:10 ET

Opinions on Assurant Inc. and CNO Financial Group Inc. - Legislative and Judicial Headaches for Accident and Health Insurers

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the accident & health insurance industry and has completed analytical research on Assurant Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) and CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CNO). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches. 

A variety of legislative and judicial decisions are having an adverse effect on accident and health insurers at the start of 2011. Healthcare reform, proposed "crash taxes" and court decisions are hurting revenues or at the very least, drawing concern from insurers throughout the country. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the accident & health insurance industry.

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Some of the long-term effects of healthcare reform are starting to appear for insurers. Assurant Inc. announced this week that they saw revenues drop in the 4th quarter. The company claims that a combination of reform and economic conditions devalued its units providing medical coverage and employee benefits. Healthcare Reform stipulated that insurers spend a minimum of 80% of member premiums on care which has led to lower revenues for insurers like Assurant. Investors looking for free research on Assurant Inc. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/AIZ010211.pdf.

Insurers are also opposed to Mayor Bloomberg's proposal that motorists or their insurers pay fees when they are in accidents that the Fire Department responds to. If insurers were held responsible, they would likely have to raise premiums because they are not currently liable to reimburse such fees. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Court decisions are also affecting revenues of some insurers. A Federal court recently upheld its decision to not allow Conseco Life Insurance Co. to continue with its planned hike of its insurance rates for thousands of policyholders. Investors looking for free research on CNO Financial Group Inc. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/CNO010211.pdf.

Overall, varying legislative and judicial decisions have been detrimental to insurers at the start of the year. High unemployment also remains a factor for all health and accident insurers. Revenue from corporate clients is still yet to return to prerecession figures.

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