Welcome to Insurance Lovers Thursday Afternoon Potpourri

■ Our friends at Cornerstone select an update also explanation of the Social Security Number removal get-go (SSNRI), concern purpose of 2015's "“Turns out SHOP enrollment is extremely cumbersome, inward that location are less excogitation options compared to the off cry upwardly exchange market, also that taxation credit, proficient it hasn't been worthwhile for most employers"


Well, the folks at Medical Mutual only emailed us to state "adios,muchachos:"

"Beginning January 1, 2018, Medical Mutual testament no longer offering plans through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) marketplace. Coverage testament terminate for affected groups on their renewal date."

But hey, if you lot lot like your grouping health plan...

■ From the "You Don't See This Every Day" Department:

"Zurich American Life Insurance Company is offering to purchase dorsum to a greater extent than or less of its annuity contracts ...  it is making the offering partly because it believes to a greater extent than or less annuity holders' needs may select changed over time, also partly because it wants to pop off this segment of the variable annuity business"

To sweeten the deal, they're offering an "enhancement amount."