Life Insurers Await Word On TARP Fund Requests

Law360, New York (April 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Facing problems from potentially diminishing capital, life insurance companies are awaiting word from the U.S. Treasury Department on whether they can seek capital injections under the Troubled Assets Relief Program, which the industry says are needed to help avert further shocks to the financial system.

On Wednesday, the American Council of Life Insurers said its member companies “look forward to Treasury’s decision regarding life insurers’ inclusion” in TARP’s Capital Purchase Program, following a report in the Wall Street Journal that the government is expected to announce...
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