"This is actively trying to provoke failure," said Sheryl Skolnick, a Mizuho Securities USA analyst who follows the insurance industry. "This is a bizarre policy outcome."
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"There is a caring aspect to this that is mutually beneficial, helps the individual and helps the company," said Skolnick, of Mizuho Securities USA LLC. "Yeah, it's about making money and providing the service, but it's also about coverage."
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