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How Can I Research Insurance Companies and How They Are Rated? Insurance ratings are the report cards for the industry. Ratings measure an insurance company's financial strength, operating performance, and ability to meet the obligations of their policyholders.
- American Insurance Association Advocacy and educational material for learning about property and casualty insurance with links to policy reports and other key organizations. http://www.aiadc.org/
- National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) represents U.S. insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the four U.S. territories. This site provides a directory of state government insurance departments, as well as consumer and industry information. Useful for consumers and professionals.
- Glossary of Insurance Terms (A.M. Best) This Web site provides an easily searchable comprehensive glossary of insurance terms.
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Publication Date: 2009-05-11