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WINDSOR, Conn., June 16, 2014 — The flagship publications of LIMRA and LOMA have both won 2014 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence.

LIMRA's MarketFacts Quarterly won in the "Magazine, Journal, and Tabloid Writing" category for its Spring, 2013 issue which featured a focus on Health Care Reform.  For more than 30 years, LIMRA's MarketFacts Quarterly has been the premier publication for financial services executives worldwide.

"LIMRA's MarketFacts Quarterly reflects our commitment to provide members with valuable insight and actionable information on key issues facing the industry today," said Wendy Weston, editor in-chief for MarketFacts. "We are proud to receive this recognition for our Health Care Reform issue and will continue to feature content that will help financial services leaders move their organizations forward."

LOMA's Resource magazine won in the category "Magazine, Journal & Tabloids- Print" for its February 2014 issue, in which 18 insurance industry executives shared their opinions in the article, "Looking Ahead-Our Industry in 10 Years."  Jennifer Rankin, senior editor, Resource, also won for her cover story "It's Your Move," in the May 2013 issue, which focused on economic, regulatory, accounting and other business climate factors affecting life insurance companies. LOMA's Resource is the leading monthly magazine covering management and operations of the life insurance and related financial services industries.

"The APEX honor reflects the great work by the entire LOMA Resource team," said Ron Clark, editor and publisher of Resource. "Our goal is to keep our members up-to-date with useful, timely and well-written information.  We are thrilled to be recognized."

This is the 26th annual APEX, Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition. Open to communicators in corporate, nonprofit and independent settings, APEX is sponsored by the editors of Writer's Web Watch, an e-newsletter for communicators who write, edit and manage business publications.



Catherine Theroux, 860-285-7787,
Mark Morris, 860-285-7875,

About LIMRA 

LIMRA, a worldwide research, learning and development organization, is the trusted source of industry knowledge, helping more than 850 insurance and financial services companies in 64 countries increase their marketing and distribution effectiveness. Visit LIMRA at

About LOMA 

LOMA was founded in 1924, LOMA is an international association through which more than 1,200 insurance and financial services companies from over 80 countries engage in research and educational activities to improve company operations.

About the APEX Awards 

The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media. Communications Concepts, Inc. sponsors the APEX Awards, and advises professionals who write, edit and manage business communications, on best strategies and practices.

Media Contacts

Catherine Theroux

Director, Public Relations

Work Phone: (860) 285-7787

Mobile Phone: (703) 447-3257

Brooke Lacey

Senior Public Relations Specialist

Work Phone: (860) 298-3920

Mobile Phone: (413) 530-6184

Bailey Reed

Public Relations/Social Media Specialist

Work Phone: (770) 984-3788

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