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Gen Re Announces Publication of its Life & Health Fact Book, 2015-2016

Issue: April 2015 | Life/Health North America

For immediate release
April 8, 2015

South Portland, ME, April 8, 2015 … Gen Re is pleased to announce the publication of its Life & Health Fact Book, 2015-2016. This 100-page reference book provides quick access to important information for a wide audience of insurance professionals including sales and marketing representatives, agents/brokers, consultants, as well as employers and other industry stakeholders.

The book covers many topics of interest including: Demographic & Economic Trends, Market Profile, Market Potential, Need for Insurance, Labor Force & Workplace Trends, Injuries & Illnesses, Social Insurance Programs, and much more. This latest edition is expanded to feature additional facts and stats for the Critical Illness and Medicare Supplement insurance product lines.

"Gen Re's Research Center has carefully assembled over 400 charts, graphs and pertinent facts, gathered from a wide variety of industry and government sources,” said Marcy Updike, Vice President, Market Research. “It focuses on a broad array of insurance products, from Disability and Life, to Medicare Supplement and Critical Illness, and is considered a highly valuable resource by many Life & Health insurance professionals who have come to rely on it over the years."

In addition to making hard copies available for purchase online, Gen Re has launched an iPad app for use by qualifying reinsurance clients. The App provides full search capabilities on an easy-to-use platform. Interested clients should contact the Research Center for more details.


Gen Re, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is one of the leading life/health and property/casualty reinsurers in the world. Our North American life and health reinsurance company, General Re Life Corporation, has superior financial strength ratings among life and health reinsurers. Gen Re delivers tailor-made reinsurance programs and risk management solutions for the Life, Medicare Supplement, Critical Illness and Disability markets. Through our research, we also offer valuable information and insights. For more information, visit



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