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BBG AMER INSURANCE INDEX
The Bloomberg Americas Insurance Index is a capitalization-weighted index of theleading insurance stocks in the North, South, and Central American region. The index was developed with a base value of 100 as of December 31, 1998. The parent index is BWORLDUS.
Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. adopted a so-called poison pill to discourage a hostile takeover after rebuffing a $3.2 billion buyout offer from Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. Aspen declined the most since February in New York trading.
UnitedHealth Group Inc., the biggest U.S. health insurer, said profit fell 7.8 percent, hurt by cuts to its Medicare Advantage program for elderly and disabled Americans. The shares declined the most in six months.