Determine which company you consider the most financially sound and write a brief report discussing the relevant factors for each company and justifying your choice.
First, I'd review standard financial ratios to determine which ratios might answer the question about 'financially sound'. Considering the nature of the businesses, certain ratios would make no sense, or not provide any useful information.
The first URL I looked at has a good listing of ratios by category, but no copying of the material is allowed. http://www.netmba.com/finance/financial/ratios/ I would read through the list of ratios and explanations ...
The referenced 285 word solution discusses a process to gather information needed to prepare an evaluation. It further describes and explains particular ratio analysis which may be of more value for comparison of insurance companies.