COVID-19 Outbreak: AM Best Analysis and Commentary

To address the effects of COVID-19 on the insurance industry, we are developing stress tests to assess the impact of the pandemic and its secondary effects on our rated insurers. We are closely monitoring the financial impact on rated entities and will continue to provide updates on this rapidly changing situation.

Please visit this page regularly for the latest AM Best analysis and commentary.

For specific inquiries, contact our AM Best Rating Services team.

Press Release: AM Best to Deploy Pandemic-Related Stress Test for Rated Insurance Companies

Best’s Market Segment Report: AM Best Holds Stable Outlook on U.S. Health Industry Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

AM Best Webinar: COVID-19 Implications for US Insurance and Reinsurance Markets

Best’s Commentary: Global Reinsurers Resilient in Face of COVID-19-Related Adversity

AM Best Webinar: AM Best's Latin America's Assessment on Mexican Insurers' Financial Strength in Light of COVID-19

Best’s Market Segment Report: AM Best Revises Canada Life/Annuity Outlook to Negative

AM Best Webinar: Impact of Oil Price Movements and COVID-19 on MENA Markets

Best’s Commentary: Social Inflation May Affect COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses

Best’s Market Segment Report: AM Best Revises Outlook on Mexico’s Insurance Industry to Negative on COVID-19 Pandemic Impact

Best’s Commentary: COVID-19 May Have Long-Term Implications on Trade Credit Insurance Market

AMBestTV: Recession Length Depends on COVID-19 Path

Best’s Market Segment Report: AM Best Revises U.S. Disability Outlook to Negative on Expected COVID-19 Fallout

Best’s Commentary: Event Cancellation Insurance Losses Amid COVID-19 Outbreak May Hinge on Contract Wordings

AMBestTV: Coronavirus, Pandemics Test Insurers' Enterprise Risk Preparedness

Best’s Commentary: Southeast Asian Insurers Demonstrate Corporate Social Responsibility in Response to Coronavirus

Best’s Commentary: Coronavirus Epidemic Impact on China’s Non-Life Insurance Market Likely to Be Limited

Best’s Commentary: Coronavirus Highlights the Importance of Stress Testing

Best’s Commentary: Further Global Interest Rate Cuts Anticipated as Economic Buffer for Coronavirus Impact

AMBestTV: Spread of Coronavirus Prompts Closer Scrutiny of Range of Insurers

Best’s Commentary: U.S. Health Insurers Face Potential Rise in Claims Due to Coronavirus

Best’s Commentary: European Insurers Well-Positioned to Manage Potential Exposure to Pandemic Risk

Best’s Commentary: Japanese Insurers Continue to Grapple With Global Market Volatility

AMBestTV: US Health Insurers Adjust to COVID-19 Spread

Best’s Commentary: Health Insurers Adjust as COVID-19 Spreads in United States

AMBestTV: Market Segment Outlook for US Life/Annuity Revised to Negative

Best’s Market Segment Report: AM Best Revises U.S. Life/Annuity Market Outlook to Negative

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