With the speculation over changes in Fed policy driving a lot of the activity in the market these days, it's important for investors to know how rising interest rates will effect various companies. With interest rates playing a central role in the business model for insurance companies, AIG (NYSE:AIG) Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE:BRK-B) Geico, Allstate (NYSE:ALL), and other insurers may be anxious to get back to a normalized rate environment.

In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jessica Alling discusses high-level changes the insurers might face and how long-term investors should be approaching the oncoming transition.

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