The Earlier Blog Posts
The first of the earlier blog posts is No. 68 (September 22, 2014) entitled "TIAA, Moody's, and Surplus Notes." In it, I offered the September 2014 TIAA package.
The second of the earlier blog posts is No. 240 (November 9, 2017) entitled "TIAA-CREF Under the Microscope." In it, I offered the November 2017 TIAA package.
The third of the earlier blog posts is No. 321 (July 9, 2019) entitled "TIAA Is Exiting the Life Insurance Business." In it, I offered the July 2019 TIAA package.
More on Surplus Notes
Surplus notes have a long and interesting history in the insurance business in the United States. TIAA and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (Milwaukee, WI) were the last two holdouts against what became the widespread use of these extraordinary financial instruments.
My 2015 book entitled The Insurance Forum: A Memoir contains a chapter devoted to the subject of surplus notes. For readers who might be interested, here is a link to Chapter 25.