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06 Sep, 2016, 08:00 ET September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

 "People purchase life insurance with the hope that their families will never need the policies' death benefits. But, if a policyholder dies,...


13 Jul, 2016, 12:12 ET ACLI Endorses Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

 "The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) announced its endorsement of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). High standard,...


15 Dec, 2014, 12:43 ET ACLI Files Notice Of Appeal On D.C. Health Exchange Funding Decision

The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association, has filed a notice of appeal to a lower court's decision...


22 Sep, 2014, 14:27 ET ACLI Supports Life Insurance Awareness Month

The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) joins life insurance companies and agents across the country in support of Life Insurance Awareness...


04 Sep, 2014, 17:27 ET ACLI Responds To New SIFI Designation

The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) is extremely disappointed by the Financial Stability Oversight Council's (FSOC) designation today of...


10 Feb, 2014, 11:43 ET Defined Contribution Plans Provide Foundation for Retirement Security, says American Council of Life Insurers

401(k) and other "defined contribution" (DC) retirement plans provide a robust and growing foundation for Americans' retirement security, says a...


18 Sep, 2013, 13:01 ET September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

 The following opinion piece is issued by Dirk Kempthorne, President & Chief Executive Officer of ACLI: September represents many...


07 Jun, 2013, 14:34 ET ACLI Statement on California Unclaimed Property Group Settlement

The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) is pleased to see an agreement reached between California and 11 leading life insurers.  This...


15 Apr, 2013, 18:45 ET ACLI Lauds U.S.-Japan TPP Agreement

ACLI welcomes the agreement between the Governments of Japan and the U.S. approving Japan's entry into negotiations for a Trans-Pacific Partnership...


13 Mar, 2013, 11:36 ET ACLI Supports Global Insurers' Pitch For Hike In Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Cap In Insurance

Pitching for a higher foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in India's insurance sector to 49 per cent, a global body of insurers that includes the...


06 Feb, 2013, 16:28 ET Former Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne Lauds Sally Jewell

"Sally Jewell will be a terrific Interior Secretary. "Sally's experience, her management of a multi-faceted organization and her love of the...


03 Dec, 2012, 17:46 ET ACLI Strongly Criticizes Provisional Approval of Japan Post Insurance Business Expansion

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) issued the following statement in response to...


25 Nov, 2012, 16:42 ET ACLI Expresses its Deep Disappointment in Opinion By Japan's Postal Services Privatization Committee

 The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) issued the following statement in response to the November 22 opinion by Japan's Postal Services...


06 Apr, 2012, 11:47 ET Global Business Groups Urge Japan to Fulfill Commitment to Provide Level-Playing Field for All Insurers

 The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and 14 other global business groups expressed "deep concerns" over Japan's commitment to...


02 Feb, 2012, 16:36 ET New Federal Proposals Will Make Annuities More Available to Workers

Lifetime Income Highlighted by Treasury; New Retirement Plan Fee Disclosure Rules from Labor  American workers will be better able...


13 Jan, 2012, 14:05 ET ACLI Comments on Japan's Interest in Joining TPP

For TPP Negotiations, Primary Objective is Level Competitive Playing Field The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) submitted a...


01 Jul, 2011, 13:31 ET GAO Report Highlights Vital Role Annuities Can Play in Helping People Secure a Paycheck for Life

ACLI President & CEO Dirk Kempthorne issued the following statement today in reaction to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) report,...


17 May, 2011, 17:15 ET Statement by Former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne on Harmon Killebrew

The following statement is being issued by Dirk Kempthorne*, ACLI President & CEO and former Idaho Governor, on the passing of baseball legend...


26 Apr, 2011, 18:43 ET ACLI une-se em coalizão global em oposição às restrições de seguros do Brasil

A American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) uniu-se em uma coalizão formada por 18 grupos de seguradoras da Europa, Ásia e Américas,...


26 Apr, 2011, 13:44 ET ACLI Joins Global Coalition in Opposing Brazil Insurance Restrictions

The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) joined in an unprecedented coalition of 18 insurance groups from Europe, Asia and the Americas in...


28 Feb, 2011, 15:42 ET Statement by Dirk Kempthorne on Senator Jim McClure

ACLI President & CEO Dirk Kempthorne* issued the following statement today on the passing of former U.S. Senator Jim McClure: "Patricia and I...


08 Sep, 2010, 09:14 ET ACLI Names New President and Chief Executive Officer

C. Robert Henrikson, Chairman of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and Chairman, President and CEO of MetLife, Inc., announced today the...


23 May, 2010, 16:00 ET ACLI Welcomes Efforts by U.S. and E.U. Governments to Resolve Japan Post Issue

Today, the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) praised joint efforts by the U.S. and E.U. governments to resolve a long-standing disagreement...


10 May, 2010, 16:01 ET Joined by Global Industry Coalition, ACLI Expresses 'Regret' Concerning Japan's Postal Legislation

Thirteen global stakeholder organizations joined with the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) in a statement today expressing regret that...


26 Feb, 2010, 17:03 ET Joint Statement on Japan Postal Reform Preliminary Draft

American Chamber of Commerce in Japan American Council of Life Insurers Americas Health Insurance Plans American Insurance...