Webinars from A.M. Best

A.M. Best produces innovative online presentations that explore key issues facing the insurance industry. These content-rich events--some hosted by Best's Review's editors--connect you with industry leaders and consistently generate an enthusiastic response. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

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The A.M. Best Webinar Library

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"Claims: Cyber Intruders Target the Insurance Legal Community"
New forms of cyber exposure, including new types of fraud, disruption and cyber spoofing, threaten the relationships of insurers and outside legal counsel. Panelists discuss how firms and cyber experts are responding to the growing range of risks; which strategies seem most popular among cyber intruders; and how insurers are developing new information sharing strategies. (Event Date: August 2, 2018)

"State of the Captive Insurance Market"
A panel of A.M. Best analysts and industry leaders review the issues shaping the captive insurance market, including financial results and the business environment for captives, RRGs and related organizations. A.M. Best highlights their annual captive report. (Event Date: July 30, 2018)

"Cyber: The Next Frontier in Personal Lines Insurance"
A panel of insurance and security experts discuss how cyber threats such as data theft, system compromise and social media risks are no longer exclusive to businesses; they happen to people, too. This webinar was sponsored by CyberScout. (Event Date: July 19, 2018)

"How Insurers Are Using Hyper-Accurate Location Data to Transform Underwriting"
A panel of insurance and data experts examine how insurers are leveraging location and data analytics to better understand property risks and exposures. These experts share real-world examples of how using precise and accurate data can help identify and remedy inaccuracies that can significantly impact a company's bottom line. This webinar was sponsored by Pitney Bowes. (Event Date: June 19, 2018)

"Managing Agents Effectively in a Data-Driven World: Five Tips for Success"
This webinar looks at the ways carriers are using data and analytics to drive profitable production and create stronger relationships with their agents. Aligning agency segmentation, preferred agent programs, and unique compensation programs are key to strategically addressing the channel. This webinar was sponsored by Optymyze. (Event Date: May 10, 2018)

"How to Know Your Customer in This Post-Breach Environment"
Insurance companies needing to take steps to comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) procedures is not new. But following large-scale breaches over the past year where SSN and other sensitive personal information was exposed, how can a company still be sure that someone is who they say they are? A panel of industry leaders discuss KYC requirements as they relate directly to the insurance industry. The panel also discusses alternatives for authoritatively verifying the identity of customers by going beyond the traditional methods of using SSN and birthdate. This webinar was sponsored by Neustar. (Event Date: May 10, 2018)

"State of the Medical Professional Liability Market"
A.M. Best senior analytic personnel and insurance industry leaders review the state of the U.S. medical professional liability insurance sector. The panel examines financial results, underwriting, loss trends, regulatory, and industry developments, along with developments among alternative risk providers. The discussion follows the publication of A.M. Best's annual special report on the state of the medical professional liability market. (Event Date: May 8, 2018)

"Rating Mortgage-Related ILS Transactions"
A.M. Best analysts examine how they evaluate mortgage-related insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions. Mortgage-related ILS transactions are relatively new to the market. Like natural catastrophe ILS transactions, they are collateralized and used as a substitute for traditional reinsurance. Several of these transactions have been sponsored by private mortgage insurers. (Event Date: May 7, 2018) 

"The Evolving Partnership of Data Analytics and Claims"
A panel of insurance, legal and claims experts discuss the increasingly data-driven nature of claims management. They examine how insurers are using data analytics for better fraud detection and investigation, resolving subrogation cases and identifying litigation issues. (Event Date: May 3, 2018) 

"Effectively Managing Multiple Distribution Channels in Today's Changing World: Tips for Success"
Life insurers face many challenges as the industry experiences change at an unprecedented pace. The shift of sales to multiple, diverse channels affects areas such as underwriting, technology and the overall agent experience. This webinar was sponsored by Optymyze. (Event Date: April 4, 2018)

"Evaluating Mortgage Risk in Reinsurance"
A.M. Best analysts examine how they evaluate mortgage risk covered by reinsurers based on a new criteria procedure, “Evaluating Mortgage Insurance,” published by A.M. Best on February 28, 2018. The analysts focus on the risk charges associated with mortgage risks ceded to reinsurers by private mortgage insurers and the two government-sponsored enterprises – Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae - and on the elements of Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR) that apply to mortgage risk. (Event Date: March 20, 2018) 

"How Smart Data Is Remaking Insurance Claims"
New tools and greater availability of third-party data is changing how insurers evaluate claims, screen for fraud and settle cases faster, increasingly ahead of actual notice. A panel of claims professionals examines what tools are being used, what types and sources of data are making the greatest impact, and the issues insurers face as they rely more heavily on data-based claims automation. (Event Date: February 22, 2018)

"Insurance Careers Month Insurance Leaders Town Hall"
Insurance leaders from around the world discuss their challenges and opportunities in addressing the looming talent shortage faced by the industry. A series of individual interviews, panel discussions and Q&A sessions focus on the types of people needed, how to engage millennials, how insurers are encouraging greater diversity, how some of today's most prominent insurance leaders got their start and what they advise, and on how the insurance industry is responding. (Event Date: February 1, 2018)

"Conquering with Content: Insurance Marketers Explain What Works and Why"
A panel of experienced insurance marketers and communicators examine how to develop insurance-centric content that is engaging and effective. Topics include identifying audiences, building communications tools for others' use and capturing eyeballs in a low-attention environment. (Event Date: December 11, 2017)

"NY's New Cybersecurity Regulation: A Producer's Guide to Compliance"
A panel of experts guide New York-licensed resident and nonresident producers through a practical approach to compliance with New York's new cybersecurity regulation, including obligations applying to "exempt" firms and individuals. This webinar is sponsored by ELANY. (Event Date: December 5, 2017)

"What This Year's Catastrophes Revealed About Real-World Claims Handling"
Adjusters and other claims professionals examine the claims response to recent storms, including the role of drones, sensors, new data sources and other tools to gather data, investigate cases and adjust claims. The webinar also looks at related regulatory, legal and privacy issues. (Event Date: November 8, 2017)

"How Insurers Are Using Private Placements to Enhance Their Portfolios"
Private placement bonds are an important part of the capital markets and have become more attractive to insurers in recent years. A panel of asset managers and private placement experts discuss why private placement bonds have been gaining in popularity and how insurers can best use them in their portfolio mix. This webinar is sponsored by Macquarie. (Event date: October 25, 2017)

"How Life Insurers Are Changing How They Motivate and Compensate Producers"
As life insurers keep a sharp eye on distribution expenses, some have turned to new compensation and feedback strategies. Industry analyst Tom Scales of Celent reviews the latest research on how life insurers are using compensation, incentives and activities to gain greater value from their producer force. This webinar is sponsored by Optymyze. (Event date: October 12, 2017)

"How Insurers Can Produce and Maintain Complex Documents"
From ORSA reporting to SEC filings, insurers are required to produce and maintain more regulatory disclosures than ever.  Some insurers are now looking at cloud-based solutions to simplify this process. A panel of experts discuss what's new in the way of regulatory filings and how insurers can simplify this process and reduce costs while keeping to the letter of the law. This webinar is sponsored by Workiva. (Event date: September 28, 2017)

"Hiding in Plain Sight: How Insurers Can Identify Commercial Use Vehicles"
New technology can help determine whether vehicles insured for personal use are being used for much more. A panel of insurance and tech experts examine how insurers can use data on actual use to identify commercial use vehicles, allowing insurers to underwrite more accurately, and reduce fraud and coverage disputes. This webinar is sponsored by DRN. (Event date: September 21, 2017)

"Inside Today's Surplus Lines Market"
A panel of insurance industry leaders discuss a new report on the surplus lines sector, which provides coverage for risks that the standard insurance market is unwilling or unable to insure. Since 1994, the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation has provided A.M. Best with a grant to produce a detailed report on excess and surplus lines. The report updates the relative positions of carriers in the market and examines regulatory developments, distribution, solvency, availability and coverage. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance and Derek Hughes/NPSLO. (Event date: September 6, 2017)

"The Road to Convergence: Global Reinsurance and the ILS Market"
A panel of rating, insurance and investment executives discuss the evolving role of alternative capital in the reinsurance markets and where that is heading. They also discuss how the future of traditional reinsurance is increasingly tied to developments in insurance-linked securities. (Event date: September 5, 2017)

"Reptile Hunters: Insurers' Defense Counsel Responds to Next Wave Plaintiff Strategies"
Many plaintiff attorneys have embraced what's become known as the "Reptile Approach," in which attorneys seek to persuade jurors by appealing to primitive survival instincts. A panel of legal experts discusses where the approach is being used, situations in which it is particularly effective, and how insurers and their defense counsel can respond. (Event date: August 23, 2017)

"State of the Captive Insurance Market"
Authors of a Best's Special Report on the state of the captive insurance industry will review financial results, issues, and the business environment for captives, RRGs and related organizations. (Event date: August 4, 2017)

"Reinventing Distribution: Channel Management in a Rapidly Changing World"
Most insurers consider distribution management to be a key part of their overall strategy. This session will highlight technology trends in distribution management from analytics to gamification with specific examples of who's doing what. This webinar is sponsored by Optymyze. (Event date: June 8, 2017)

"State of the Medical Professional Liability Market"
A.M. Best analytic leaders and insurance industry leaders review the state of the U.S. medical professional liability insurance sector. The panel examines financial results, underwriting, loss trends, regulatory, and industry developments, along with developments among alternative risk providers. The discussion follows the publication of A.M. Best's annual special report on the state of the medical professional liability market. (Event date: May 11, 2017)

"My Refrigerator Just Boiled the Milk: Cyber Risk and the Internet of Things"
Connected homes are opening new avenues for hackers and cybercrimes. Unguarded smart TVs, thermostats and even refrigerators can act as gateways to home Wi-Fi networks and personal data. A panel of cyber security and insurance experts examine the areas that are most vulnerable to cyber intrusion, the possible impacts of malevolent actions and how insurers and their insured's can identify vulnerabilities and mitigate those risks. This webinar is sponsored by Cyber Scout (formerly IDT911. (Event date: May 10, 2017)

"Pileup in Commercial Auto"
A panel of insurance and claims experts will examine what is driving commercial auto litigation and losses, how companies' underwriting is changing, and how ride-hailing services and autonomous vehicles are poised to change the sector. (Event date: April 5, 2017)

"How Insurers Can Close the Talent Gap"
In this special A.M.BestTV presentation, insurance and personnel professionals examine how the insurance industry is drawing new talent, what insurers must do to become career destinations of choice, and how young prospects perceive the insurance industry. (Event date: March 31, 2017)

"Best's Credit Rating Methodology Update - Asia-Pacific"
This webinar consists of a summary of the latest changes to A.M. Best's proprietary BCAR model and updates to the proposed modifications to BCRM followed by a comprehensive live Q&A Session by our senior analysts. The session provides attendees with an update on the restructuring of the methodology and the new Universal BCAR for (re)insurance companies, to be introduced in 2017. (Event date: February 28, 2017)

Helping Boomers & Aging Clients: Is Home the Best Place to Grow Old?
Choosing where to live during retirement and into advanced age seems like an easy decision, but it may be more difficult than anticipated. During this webinar, Dr. Sandra Timmermann, a nationally recognized financial gerontologist, will discuss the housing, finance, and care dilemmas clients face as they move along the continuum or become incapacitated, and how financial professionals can help make appropriate choices. This webinar is sponsored by AXA. (Event date: February 22, 2017)

"Hammering on Construction Liability"
A panel of experts discusses the increasing complexity of the construction industry, how to head off misunderstanding, and what court decisions are saying about the future of construction liability. (Event date: February 1, 2017)

"Review of the Universal Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio"
A.M. Best analysts and actuaries discuss the revised Best's Credit Rating Methodology and Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio and their impact on the insurance industry. For more information, view the webinar's presentation slides. (Event date: December 15, 2016)

"Understanding the Changing Legal Implications of Cyber Liability"
As cyber breaches, intrusions and disruptions become more frequent, organizations face a rapidly widening array of legal, regulatory and market exposures. A panel of legal and insurance experts will examine the latest legal developments and best practices for mitigating cyber liability in today's environment. (Event date: December 7, 2016)

"Updated & Expanded Impairment Study"
During this webinar, authors of the new "Best's Impairment Rate and Rating Transition Study – 1977 to 2015" as they discuss the findings of their report, including impairment-related data such as gross impairments, net impairments, and liquidations. For more information, view the webinar's presentation slides. (Event date: December 7, 2016)

"Succeeding in the Data-Driven Insurance Sales Environment"
A panel of experts examines how insurance organizations are reinventing their sales cultures to better integrate new technologies and data, leverage the skillset of tech-savvy colleagues, and build an integrated solutions approach versus cross-selling. The panel also discusses how insurers can harness social media platforms and leverage data and research to capture the attention and business of today's demanding customers and use online learning to influence offline sales. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance (a member of AIG). (Event date: December 6, 2016)

"Review of the Property/Casualty Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio"
A.M. Best analysts and actuaries discuss the revised Best's Credit Rating Methodology and Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio and their impact on the Property/Casualty industry sector. For more information, view the webinar's presentation slides. (Event date: December 6, 2016)

"Review of the Life/Health Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio"
A.M. Best analysts and actuaries discuss the revised Best's Credit Rating Methodology and Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio and their impact on the Life/Health industry sector. For more information, view the webinar's presentation slides. (Event date: December 5, 2016)

"What Insurers Should Know about ETFs & Issuers"
A panel of investment professionals reviews the growing use of exchange-traded funds by insurance asset managers, including the strategies employed, advantages, drawbacks, and the widening range of features that allow insurers to better allocate investments. This webinar is sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald. (Event date: November 10, 2016).

"What Insurance Professionals Should Know about Contaminated Drinking Water"
Experts in environmental insurance, regulatory compliance, and water issues examine the risks and insurance coverages that matter in responding to contamination due to inadequate systems and other threats to our drinking water supplies. This webinar is sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance Companies. (Event date: November 4, 2016)

"A Guide to the Interactive Rating Process"
A.M. Best Business Development Managers Jim Fowler and Alan Kandel discuss steps and requirements for engaging in the initial rating process, impart the drivers behind ratings, provide a process overview, and more. (Event date: October 20, 2016)

"A.M. Best Analysts Discuss Newly Released ILS Rating Methodology"
A team of analysts discuss "Best's Insurance-Linked Securities and Structures Methodology (BILSM)," the methodology A.M. Best uses to rate insurance-linked securities and insurance-linked structures (ILS). They also cover information requirements, key rating considerations, risk modeling and surveillance activities that are generally applied to rated ILS transactions. (Event date: October 19, 2016)

"What Insurance Professionals Should Know about Emerging Sports Liability Issues"
Schools, volunteer groups, and sports organizations face a widening range of risk exposures, including brain injuries, abuse and molestation, safety of and liability for referees and umpires, and more. A panel of insurance attorneys and risk experts will examine what's at stake, how to protect against risk, and what new risks are emerging in this dynamic sector. (Event date: October 13, 2016)

"Healthcare Market Trends & Challenges"
A panel of experts, including A.M. Best representatives, discuss current events and developments affecting the healthcare market. Speakers provide their perspective on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the healthcare industry in general and the exchanges, recent challenges to M&A activity, upcoming elections, and more. (Event date: October 6, 2016)

"Inside Today's Surplus Lines Market"
During this webinar, a panel of industry leaders in the surplus lines sector of the U.S. insurance market reviewed current state of and the newest report on the market. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance & NAPSLO. (Event date: September 20, 2016)

"The State of the Global Reinsurance Market"
A.M. Best analysts review the global reinsurance market, including capital convergence, catastrophes, risk management, regulation, rating trends, and more. Speakers cover recent developments in the America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as A.M. Best's annual ranking of leading global reinsurers. The discussion also presents research and findings from A.M. Best's annual report on the global reinsurance industry. (Event date: September 8, 2016)

"The State of the Captive Insurance Market"
Authors of a recent Best's Special Report on the state of the captive insurance industry reviewed financial results, issues and business environments for captives, RRGs and related organizations. (Event date: August 5, 2016)

"The Legal and Insurance Ramifications of Lead Injuries"
Lead once was used in a variety of construction materials, especially paint. Lead poisoning can be disastrous, if not deadly. A panel of legal and insurance professionals explored the sources of lead injury claims, developing liability issues, and the industry impact of lead-based claims. (Event date: August 3, 2016)

"What's Driving Today's Changing Commercial Auto Insurance Market"
Distracted driving is on the increase, gasoline prices are on the decline, and the combination is leading to a dangerous mix for commercial auto insurers. A panel of experts will explore what's driving the spike in severity on the streets, roads and highways, and how insurers are taking steps to mitigate commercial auto losses on America's roadways. This webinar is sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance Companies. (Event date: June 22, 2016)

"Data Interrupted: Understanding Today's Cyber Coverage Gaps"
With a lack of standards and a market that has grown in complexity and size, cyber policies are tricky for insureds to navigate. Cyber liability coverage is a constantly changing insurance offering – and with it comes a host of coverage gaps unknown to insurance agents, brokers, and the businesses they protect. As threats evolve in business, so must insurance policies and coverage options, especially in times of a breach or when important information is being held for ransom. Join A.M. Best and sponsor IDT911 for an in-depth look at emerging risks to small and medium-sized businesses and the corresponding coverages to address them. (Event date: June 21, 2016)

"Securitization of Life Related Traditional Premium Finance Loans"
A.M. Best analysts share their perspective on the securitization of pools of collateralized loans used to finance the premiums of life insurance policies. (Event date: June 8, 2016)

 

"State of the Program Market"
The program insurance business has been growing, both in premium and scope. Program administrators, MGAs, carriers, brokers and agents face a range of challenges, including increased competition, a fast moving environment for mergers and acquisitions, market pressures for new offerings and platforms, and other issues. In this webinar hosted by A.M. Best, in conjunction with Target Markets Program Administrators Association, a panel of program business experts discusses opportunities and issues in program insurance. (Event date: June 2, 2016)

 

"State of the Medical Professional Liability Market"
A.M. Best personnel and insurance industry leaders discuss the state of the U.S. medical professional liability insurance sector. The panel examines financial results, underwriting, loss trends, regulatory and industry developments, along with competition from alternative risk providers. The discussion follows the publication of A.M. Best's annual special report on the state of the medical professional liability market. It also came ahead of the annual conference of the PIAA, held in Washington, D.C. (Event date: May 05, 2016)

"Managing the Risks Associated with the Rapidly Changing Robotics Industry"
From collaborative robots to advanced industrial automation, and from telepresence robots in the workplace to emerging consumer, enterprise, and service robotic technologies and artificial intelligence systems, the field of robotics is profoundly changing the world in which we work and live. In this Best's Review webinar, a panel of experts addresses how liability is assessed and risk is managed and mitigated in response to the unique exposures of the surging robotics industry. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event date: April 07, 2016)

Risk Reduction Investment Strategies for Today's Insurance Portfolios
A panel of insurance investment experts examines current challenges posed by the increase in risk from higher-than-average allocations to equities, equity market volatility, and muted return forecasts. This webinar is sponsored by iShares by Blackrock. (Event date: April 4, 2016)

"Overview of Best's New U.S. P/C BCAR"
Executives from A.M. Best provide an overview of Best's New U.S. P/C BCAR. (Event date: March 21, 2016)

"Revisions to Best's Credit Rating Methodology"
Executives from A.M. Best review forthcoming "Revisions to Best's Credit Rating Methodology". Topics covered include planned changes to the Best's Credit Rating Methodology and the application of the new Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), A.M. Best's capital model, within the overall methodology. Changes to the methodology and BCAR are expected to take effect in early 2017. (Event date: March 18, 2016)

"How A.M. Best Rates Securities Backed by Life-Contingent Structured Settlements"
Emmanuel Modu, A.M. Best managing director and global head of insurance-linked securities, leads a webinar examining life-contingent structured settlement securitizations. Topics covered in the webinar include A.M. Best's process for rating life-contingent structured settlement securitizations, key rating drivers, risk modeling, stress testing and other aspects of the transactions. (Event date: February 25, 2016)

"How Technology and Analytics Are Remaking Insurance Finance"
Insurance CFOs and Controllers face mounting pressure to strengthen their bottom lines. A panel of industry experts examines the challenges insurance financial executives face and their creative approaches to strengthen performance with the use of technology, analytics and a willingness to adapt to changing times. This webinar is sponsored by EXL Service. (Event date: December 10, 2015)

"Insurance Marketing and Advertising: Reaching Producers and Risk Managers"
A panel of insurance industry veterans examine how insurance carriers and reinsurers use actuarial, marketing, asset management, technology, education and other services. This webinar focuses on reaching producers, MGAs, wholesalers and risk managers. (Event date: November 20, 2015)

"Insurance Marketing and Advertising: Reaching the Insurance Industry"
A panel of insurance industry veterans examine how insurance carriers and reinsurers use actuarial, marketing, asset management, technology, education and other services. This webinar examines the role of marketing and thought leadership and what providers should know to best reach and serve this extensive and dynamic sector of financial services. (Event date: November 13, 2015)

"What Insurance Professionals Should Know About Contractors' Environmental and Professional Coverage"
Contractors' liability is evolving rapidly as new risks emerge. A panel of insurance and legal professionals discuss contractors' environmental and professional coverage with a focus on what agents and brokers should know about products, claims and environmental liability coverage for contracting operations. This webinar is sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance Companies. (Event date: October 28, 2015)

"A.M. Best Panel Reviews and Updates Capital Model Developments"
A panel of senior members of A.M. Best's Rating Division review updates to the agency's capital model, known as Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR). Topics include the basis of risk charges, a discussion of its application within the overall rating analysis and plans to communicate the draft BCAR procedure. (Event date: October 21, 2015)

"How Insurers are Adopting and Leveraging Digital Transformations"
Insurers are striving to outrun present and future competitors by modeling themselves as fully digital insurers. A panel of insurance industry and technology experts examine how they're succeeding, what strategies and best practices they are following and what they are learning from their initiatives. This webinar is sponsored by L&T Infotech. (Event date: October 14, 2015)

"Insurance Attorneys Examine the Legal, Claims and Risk Issues of Drones Part II"
Drones are being used more frequently for a variety of purposes, including photography, agriculture, construction, searching and other uses. Unfortunately, the regulatory environment has not kept pace with the technology when it comes to use of drones. A panel of experts from the legal and insurance professions explore what the regulatory concerns are and how they are being addressed in both the courts and the insurance industry. (Event date: September 22, 2015)

"State of the Global Reinsurance Market"
A panel of A.M. Best analysts discuss the state of the global reinsurance market, including capital convergence, catastrophes, risk management, regulation, rating trends and other issues. Speakers cover reinsurance developments in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. They also examine A.M. Best's annual ranking of leading global reinsurers. The discussion presents research and findings from A.M. Best's annual report on the global reinsurance industry. (Event date: September 09, 2015)

"Inside Today's Surplus Lines Market"
A panel of industry leaders in the surplus lines sector of the U.S. insurance market review the market and highlights of a new report on that sector. Since 1994, the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation has provided a grant to A.M. Best to produce a detailed report on the excess and surplus lines insurance sector. The report updates the relative positions of carriers in the market and examines regulatory developments, distribution, solvency, availability, and coverage. The surplus lines market provides coverage for risks that the standard insurance market is unwilling or unable to insure. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company and the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation. (Event date: September 02, 2015)

"Insurance Attorneys Examine the Legal, Claims and Risk Issues of Drones"
Drones are being used more frequently for a variety of purposes, including photography, agriculture, construction, searching and other uses. Unfortunately, the regulatory environment has not kept pace with the technology when it comes to use of drones. A panel of experts from the legal and insurance professions explore what the regulatory concerns are and how they are being addressed in both the courts and the insurance industry. (Event date: August 05, 2015)

"State of the Captive Insurance Market"
Authors of an A.M. Best Special Report on the state of the captive insurance industry review financial results, issues and business environment for captives, risk retention groups and related organizations. (Event date: August 04, 2015)

"Making It Real: How Insurers Are Bridging the Gap Between Analytics and Operations"
As predictive analytics continue to evolve, insurers face greater challenges in how to best leverage this knowledge to improve their handling of claims, underwriting, in-force administration, and policy acquisition, along with actuarial and other operational functions. A panel of technology and insurance experts examine how property/casualty insurers are turning analytic advances into operational transformation with sustainable results. They also examine best practices, lessons learned and which areas produce the quickest and most significant business impacts. This webinar is sponsored by EXL Service. (Event date: July 15, 2015)

"Risk Experts Review the Current State of Health Care Captives"
Experts on captive insurance discuss risk strategies for health care risk, factors in considering onshore or offshore locations, the role of corporate governance and how captive coverage is evolving and innovating. Other topics include new areas of coverage and what types of organizations might consider forming a captive. This webinar is sponsored by Insurance Managers Association of Cayman. (Event date: May 28, 2015)

"What Insurance Professionals Should Know about the Unique Risk Exposures of Private Companies"
Many of the exposures that have changed the risk culture for publicly traded organizations have reached private companies. A panel of experts on coverage for private companies discuss what agents, brokers and risk managers should know about risk and coverage issues in directors and officers, employment practices and other coverages. Private companies also have special concerns with security and privacy. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: May 14, 2015)

"A.M. Best Panel Updates Capital Model Developments"
A panel of senior members of A.M. Best's Rating Division provides updates on upgrades to the agency's capital model, known as Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR). Topics of focus are the structure of the property/casualty (P/C) BCAR model, the findings from testing and an update to the expected timeline. (Event date: May 14, 2015)

"Insurance Distribution – We're All In Sales"
An expert panel explores how insurers are looking to maximize the effectiveness of both their tied (or captive) and independent agents and brokers to support growth in a challenging market. The aspects of managing these two channels, while similar in many ways, require different toolsets, approaches and capabilities. The panel reviews the latest trends, issues and opportunities facing insurers supporting both tied and independent producers. This webinar is sponsored by Pegasystems. (Event date: May 13, 2015)

"Exploring the Next Phase of the Cyber Insurance (R)evolution"
The expanding scope of cyber, network security and data breach risks faced by organizations is prompting insurers to broaden the array of available coverages for policyholders of various sizes. An expert panel explores trends in limits, pricing and how the market for cyber and data breach coverage is changing. The panelists analyze differences among coverages, how cyber coverage works with other insurance coverages, and the type and degree of support required to develop effective offerings. This webinar is sponsored by IDT911. (Event date: May 07, 2015)

"State of the Medical Professional Liability Insurance Market"
A.M. Best analysts and industry leaders discuss the current state of the market for medical professional liability insurance. The webinar examines findings from a new special report from the A.M. Best Company. (Event date: May 01, 2015)

"Customer Engagement: Creating Value Through Policyholder Interactions"
Do insurance carriers typically address the systems and processes that are necessary to improve customer engagement when replacing their core systems? What are the important considerations for improving customer engagement? In this webinar, a panel explores innovative approaches available to carriers to address the "customer as a strategic business imperative." This webinar is sponsored by Pitney Bowes. (Event date: April 30, 2015)

"What Insurance and Athletics Professionals Should Know About Concussions"
Head injuries and concussions have been dominating headlines and have moved from the sports section to the front page. A panel of legal, medical and insurance professionals examine how concussions are changing the way high school, college and amateur sports are being looked at, coached and insured. Topics include the legal landscape for head injuries, how to mitigate the incidence of head trauma and how risk managers should be addressing the problem. This webinar is sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance Companies. (Event date: April 21, 2015)

"A.M. Best Panel Reviews Capital Model Developments"
A panel of senior members of A.M. Best's Rating Division provide updates and detail expected developments as the agency moves to upgrade its capital model, known as Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio. (Event date: April 08, 2015)

"Succeeding in the 21st Century Insurance Sales Environment"
An expert panel examines how insurance organizations are reinventing their sales cultures to better integrate young producers, build cross selling environments, harness new technology and social media platforms, and leverage data and research to capture the attention and business of today's demanding risk customers. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event date: January 22, 2015)

"What Insurance Asset Managers Should Know About Exchange Traded Funds"
As insurers widen their scope of investing, many are exploring Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). A panel of investment, regulatory and asset management executives discuss the current environment for ETFs, where they can fit into insurers' investment portfolios, how they meet with regulatory guidelines and what new products and strategies are emerging in this evolving sector of investment. This webinar is sponsored by WisdomTree Asset Management. (Event date: January 12, 2015)

"Managing Cyber Risk for Small to Medium Sized Enterprises"
A panel of experts examines how small and medium sized businesses are exposed to a range of cyber risks including data privacy liability, along with the new and evolving threats that are increasing that exposure. The panel will also examine how data breaches are affecting this largest sector of the commercial market. This webinar is sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance Companies. (Event date: December 18, 2014)

"The Global Economic and Capital Markets Environment: Implications for Insurance Professionals"
Three senior executives from GR-NEAM lead a one-hour examination of the global economic outlook, covering implications for both capital markets and insurance company investment portfolios. This webinar is sponsored by GR-NEAM. (Event date: November 13, 2014)

"What P/C Insurers Should Know About Next-Generation Underwriting Technology & Tools"
A panel of data and underwriting experts examines the growing capabilities of location-specific data, analytic and visualization tools changing the face of P/C underwriting. The panel reveals how insurers can use a wide range of information, including satellite, site based and data. Risks analyzed include catastrophe, aggregation, location and others. The result is better coverage decisions. This webinar is sponsored by Pitney Bowes and Tata Consultancy Services. (Event date: October 23, 2014)

"State of the U.S. Property/Casualty Insurance Sector"
A panel of A.M. Best analysts provide updates on the state of the U.S. property/casualty insurance sector. Topics include a discussion of half-year financial results, developments in the Surplus Lines sector and the outlook for the reinsurance sector. The discussion also addresses rating-related developments, including rating trends, insurers' use of alternative investments, the status of coverage for terror-related losses in the U.S. and other issues. (Event date: October 22, 2014)

"What Insurance Professionals Should Know About Resilience and Infrastructure when Planning Catastrophe Management"
Recent hurricanes, earthquakes and floods have shown that property is just one affected coverage among many. Growing in importance are the post-catastrophe impacts on insured businesses and organizations, infrastructure, supply chains, work forces and a host of related exposures. A panel of experts examines how insurers, public officials and planners are learning from past events and then gauging and strengthening resilience ahead of the next big catastrophes. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event date: October 15, 2014)

"What Insurance Professionals Need to Know About Weather-Linked Environmental Risks"
Extreme weather events can trigger pollution liability. Flooding, high winds, and landslides can create new exposures at storage facilities, landfills, and many other types of properties. A panel of insurance and environmental experts explore how climate issues are impacting risk managers and insurers and how coverage is evolving to address unexpected losses, including remediation costs. This webinar is sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance Companies. (Event date: September 24, 2014)

"Inside Today's Surplus Lines Market"
A panel of industry leaders in the surplus lines sector of the U.S. insurance market review the market and highlights of a new report on that sector. Since 1994, the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation has provided a grant to A.M. Best to produce a detailed report on the excess and surplus lines insurance sector. The report updates the relative positions of carriers in the market and examines regulatory developments, distribution, solvency, availability, and coverage. The surplus lines market provides coverage for risks that the standard insurance market is unwilling or unable to insure. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company and the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation. (Event date: September 11, 2014)

"State of the Global Reinsurance Market"
A panel of A.M. Best analysts discuss the state of the global reinsurance market, including capitalization, catastrophes, risk management, regulation, rating trends and other issues. Speakers will cover reinsurance developments in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. They also examine A.M. Best's annual ranking of leading global reinsurers. (Event date: September 09, 2014)

"Industry Roundtable: What Happened at the NAIC Summer Meeting and What's Next"
An insurance industry panel review actions and developments from the NAIC Summer 2014 National Meeting, including the latest on captives, reinsurance, federal and international regulatory initiatives, ORSA, reserving, agent issues, health, terrorism coverage and more. (Event date: August 22, 2014)

"How Insurers Are Building Next-Generation Customer Engagement Platforms"
Insurers face a hyper-competitive market with unprecedented customer choice. They strive to make customer communications valuable and productive. With customized policies and coverages becoming more common, flexibility and personalization are critical. Insurers are pursuing strategies for digital customer engagement, striving to manage and coordinate customer interactions across channels. Many are challenged by outdated technology, regulatory and competitive pressures, and a complex processing environment. A panel of experts examines how insurers are blending the physical and digital, batch and interactive, across channels and customer touch points to provide a seamless, consistent customer experience. They also examine how insurers are leveraging customer analytics to capture information and coordinate interactions across channels to anticipate customer needs and responses, and to optimize communications to improve customer service, satisfaction and retention. This webinar is sponsored by Pitney Bowes. (Event date: August 12, 2014)

"State of the U.S. Workers Compensation State Funds"
Workers' compensation funds run by individual U.S. states manage a significant portion of the workers' compensation business. This webinar examines financial and underwriting results for the funds and how those compare to the overall U.S. workers compensation insurance market. The webinar also includes a review of highlights on A.M. Best's annual special report on the state of the market for U.S. state funds. (Event date: August 05, 2014)

"State of the Captive and Risk Retention Group Insurance Market"
Authors of an A.M. Best Special Report on the state of the captive and risk retention group insurance industry review financial results, issues and business environment for captives, RRGs and related organizations. (Event date: July 30, 2014)

"The Independent Adjuster and Third Party Administration: Co-existing in Today's Competitive Insurance Claims Environment"
A panel of insurance claims and adjusting industry experts discuss the complex relationship between independent adjusters and third party administrators (TPAs) in various insurance markets. A number of independent adjusters offer or have recently opened a TPA division within their company, but it is not clear how well equipped some industry TPAs are to handle certain claims. Participants address the outsourcing process and the selection of reputable companies in the insurance industry. (Event date: May 22, 2014)

"What Insurance Professionals Should Know About Patient Safety and Ambulatory Care"
Sweeping changes in regulations are having a profound impact on how Americans are receiving health care and how it's being paid for. The Affordable Care Act has raised more questions than answers when it comes to the emerging risks surrounding ambulatory care facilities. A panel of experts examines what agents and brokers need to know about the unique risks surrounding such facilities. Topics include mitigation efforts to protect patients against diagnostic, administrative, and clinical errors and the role that insurance is playing. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event date: May 06, 2014)

"State of the Medical Professional Liability Insurance Market"
A panel of A.M. Best analysts and insurance industry leaders discuss the state of the U.S. market for medical professional liability insurance. The discussion touches upon findings of A.M. Best's forthcoming annual report on the state of the medical professional liability market ahead of PIAA's annual conference, held in 2014 in Toronto. (Event date: May 01, 2014)

"Harnessing the Power of Telematics"
A team of technology and insurance experts discuss the power of harnessing new telematics data sources and analytics to build competitive differentiation -- better pricing & profitable underwriting, greater customer segmentation, improved claims servicing, fraud and retention. They also discuss how to structure a telematics/UBI program to select, measure, and reduce risk as well as reduce claims and, how telematics technology will evolve and transform. This webinar is sponsored by Teradata. (Event date: April 09, 2014)

"Advances in Managing and Modeling Flood Risk in the United States"
Catastrophic flood events pose a wide-spread risk to property in the United States and are responsible for more Presidential Disaster Declarations than any other peril with over $5 billion in economic loss each year. The panel discusses the challenges that currently exist in managing flood risk in the United States from a primary underwriting and reinsurance perspective, the advances in modeling and mapping tools available to the industry to understand and transfer risk from this peril in a manner similar to other catastrophic perils, opportunities for business growth enabled by those advances and the evolving market impact of uncertain regulatory changes. This webinar is sponsored by AIR Worldwide. (Event date: April 09, 2014)

"Industry Roundtable: What Happened at the NAIC Spring Meeting and What's Next"
An industry panel examines regulatory developments from the NAIC Spring 2014 National Meeting in Orlando, including the latest on federal and international regulatory initiatives, ORSA, principles based reserving, agent impact, budgeting, unclaimed benefits, health issues, terror risk and more. (Event date: April 04, 2014)

"Demystifying Privacy/Data Breach and Cyber Coverages: Understanding Coverage Differences and How it Works"
Over the last five years insurance coverage around both privacy/data breach and the more traditional risks of cyber liability has reached the tipping point. What was once confined to the specialty market has evolved into coverages that many carriers increasingly offer to remain competitive in the commercial insurance space. A webinar hosted by Best's Review magazine helps clarify the difference between 'cyber' and 'privacy/data breach' policies, illustrating what each type of policy specifically covers while outlining the current market needs for each type of coverage. This webinar is sponsored by IDT911. (Event date: March 26, 2014)

"New Developments in Data Breach and Cyber Liability"
A panel of experts give their perspective on questions that insurance buyers, large and small, are asking their agents and carriers. Topics include the complex regulatory environment, carrier underwriting processes, claims trends, legal landscape, operational risks caused by network interruptions, social media, loss control needs and identifying what risks are encouraging a decision maker to buy insurance. This webinar is sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance Companies. (Event date: March 18, 2014)

"Industry Roundtable: What Happened at the NAIC Fall Meeting and What's Ahead"
An industry panel examines regulatory developments from the NAIC Fall 2013 National Meeting, including the latest on ORSA, principles based reserving, agent impact, budgeting, unclaimed benefits, health issues, terror risk, impact of other international regulation and more. (Event date: December 20, 2013)

"Industry Panel: The Future of Auto Insurance Distribution in the United States"
More than 60% of auto insurance policies in the UK are purchased online, but not from insurance carriers. In less than a decade, insurance aggregators have become the dominant distribution channel for auto insurance in the UK. As aggregators are starting to establish a foothold in the US, will the market here follow a similar pattern? In this webinar, a panel of experts dive deep into this topic and provide insight into questions such as: what is an insurance aggregator vs. lead aggregator, what drove the phenomenal success of aggregators in the UK, will structural differences hinder this channel in the US, how will the entry of aggregators alter the US distribution mix over the next decade and what should insurers and agents do to be on the forefront of these changes in auto insurance distribution? This webinar is sponsored by Earnix. (Event date: December 10, 2013)

"The New Environment for U.S. Health Insurers"
Analysts and industry participants review the impact of regulatory and market changes on the U.S. health insurance sector. Topics include industry trends, government programs and rating activity. (Event date: November 18, 2013)

"Captive Domicile Selection - On-Shore and Off-Shore"
A panel of experts discuss on-shore and off-shore captive domicile selection, and provide insight into what might impact your choice of domiciles, including: the impact of captive legislation, NAIC initiatives, Solvency II, and proliferation of new captive domiciles on-shore. (Event date: October 24, 2013)

"From Central Banks to Detroit: Government's Impact on the Investment Environment"
Economic life is now so affected by government direction that asset values may, sooner or later, become more volatile once again. Detroit's creditors found that governments' power is finite after all. A panel of experts discuss the extent and limits of government involvement in the world's largest economy. This webinar is sponsored by GR-NEAM. (Event date: October 22, 2013)

"The Cyber Effect"
How do you measure the impact of a data breach on a company? What is the impact to the company's bottom line, their reputation and their overall market perception? A panel of experts explore how cyber breaches present multi-dimensional exposures and how to best assess the risk and mitigate those exposures in today's environment. This webinar is sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance Company. (Event date: September 26, 2013)

"Inside Today's Surplus Lines Market"
A panel of industry leaders in the surplus lines sector of the U.S. insurance market review market trends and highlights of a new A.M. Best report. Funded by the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation since 1994, the report updates the relative positions of carriers in the market and examines regulatory developments, distribution, solvency, availability, and coverage. The surplus lines market provides coverage for risks that the standard insurance market is unwilling or unable to insure. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company and the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation. (Event date: September 24, 2013)

"Driving Specialty Insurance Profitability Through Better Analytics"
A panel of technology and specialty insurance experts examine how insurers, brokers and MGAs are harnessing analytics to pinpoint loss exposures, monitor claims and better understand customer needs and behavior. This webinar is sponsored by Xuber Insurance Software. (Event date: September 20, 2013)

"Catastrophe Risk Update 2013: Extreme Global Weather Events"
A panel of experts discuss recent extreme weather catastrophes, catastrophe forecasts, and how record losses have insurers crafting new policy options and re-evaluating their risk selection criteria. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event date: September 10, 2013)

"State of the Global Reinsurance Market"
A panel of A.M. Best analysts discuss the state of the global reinsurance market, including capitalization, catastrophes, risk management, the impact of regulation and rating trends. Speakers cover reinsurance developments in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. They will also examine A.M. Best's annual ranking of leading global reinsurers. (Event date: September 04, 2013)

"State of the Captive Insurance Market"
Members of A.M. Best's rating division who specialize in the captive insurance industry review a forthcoming A.M. Best report examining developments in premium volume, loss reserves and admitted assets for rated captive insurance organizations. (Event date: August 06, 2013)

"What Insurance Professionals Should Know About Abuse and Molestation Coverages"
Recent abuse scandals have highlighted the financial and reputational risks faced by nonprofits, schools and a wide spectrum of organizations. A panel of insurance and risk experts explore how the risk environment is changing, what organizations should be doing to detect and prevent these vulnerabilities, and how insurance professionals can work with prospects and clients to provide better risk management and insurance protection. This webinar is sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance Company. (Event date: July 17, 2013)

"State-Run Workers' Compensation Funds: Their Role in the Competitive Marketplace"
Throughout the United States, workers' compensation funds run by individual states control a significant portion of the workers' compensation business. This webinar examines how state workers' compensation funds are changing across the country and how they are working alongside and competing with for-profit workers' compensation insurers. (Event date: July 10, 2013)

"How New Rules Are Raising the Stakes on Product Contamination and Recall Risks"
The risks associated with product contamination affect many industries. Food producers and processors, for example, face greater risks from product contamination in the face of new federal legislation. The magnitude is so great that without sufficient insurance coverage companies can be forced out of business. A panel of experts discuss the changing nature of these risks, coverage considerations and risk management protocols. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event date: May 21, 2013)

"State of the U.S. MPLI Market"
The U.S. medical professional liability market is in a unique period of transition. A panel of A.M. Best analysts and insurance industry leaders examine financial results, loss trends and industry developments. It will also address growing competition from new organizations, including many hospitals, that have begun to cover the medical risks of their physician employees. U.S. health reform is also creating new opportunities and pressures for insurers of medical risk. (Event date: May 08, 2013)

"Insurance Adjusting and Legal Coverage in a Post Sandy Environment"
A panel of insurance claims and adjusting experts along with an insurance coverage attorney examine how the superstorm that ravaged the Northeastern U.S. is changing the game for professionals and what can be expected going forward as a result. (Event date: April 17, 2013)

"La Integración del Riesgo Empresarial y Riesgo País en el Proceso de Calificación"
Este seminario es un complemento a la presentación anterior sobre "Componentes clave del proceso de calificación" y está diseñado para ayudar al público a comprender plenamente los elementos que forman parte del proceso de calificación de AM Best. Los temas cubiertos incluyen: Requisitos para la gestión del riesgo empresarial (ERM) de una compañía de seguros, dónde y cómo ERM cabe en el proceso cualitativo y la función de Riesgo País. (Event date: April 16, 2013)

"Key Components of the Health Insurance Rating Process"
This webinar was presented to Customer Operated and Oriented Plans ("CO-OPs"), providing technical insight to the rating process and how the rating is derived, specifically: rating methodology (balance sheet strength, operating performance, business profile), Best's Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), and the interactive rating process. (Event date: March 19, 2013)

"Componentes Claves del Proceso de Calificación"
El primero en nuestra seria de Webinars educativos sobre los componentes analíticas claves del proceso de calificación, que se muestra en tres áreas principales: Cómo se deriva una calificación, la metodología de calificación y nuestro modelo de suficiencia de capital, la cual nos referimos como BCAR (Best Capital Adequacy Ratio). (Event date: March 13, 2013)

"Parting of the Clouds: What Cyber Insurance Buyers Want to Know"
A panel of experts give their perspective on questions that insurance buyers, large and small, are asking their agents and carriers. Topics include the complex regulatory environment, carrier underwriting processes, claims trends, importance elements of 'control', breach preparedness, legal landscape, operational risks that network interruptions cause, social media, loss control needs and identifying what risks are encouraging a decision maker to buy insurance. This webinar is sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance Company. (Event date: February 12, 2013)

"Attracting and Developing Tomorrow's Insurance Stars"
Insurance associations and companies regularly warn of a growing shortage of talented younger executive candidates. The problem is particularly acute in smaller insurance organizations and among those that concentrate on more sophisticated areas of coverage. A panel that includes experts on insurance recruiting and development review how companies are finding new ways to identify and attract incoming insurance talent, what it takes to bring future standouts up to speed, and why some stay and others leave. (Event date: January 23, 2013)

"Programmed for Success"
When specialty insurance programs incorporate a unique approach and a competitive advantage they are more likely to achieve profitability for program managers and carriers. A panel of experts discuss the characteristics of highly effective programs, how to assess their profitability potential, and what it takes to get traction. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event date: December 18, 2012)

"Small Steps, Big Insights: How Insurers are Deploying Big Data For Real-World Results"
New techniques and analysis capabilities are enabling even smaller and mid-sized insurers to capture analytic insights formerly available only to those with huge investments in IT and data science. A panel of experts in insurance technology and data analysis examine how data science is allowing insurers to sift opportunity from their own information and the best ways of developing fast, flexible systems that convert loosely structured information into actionable knowledge. This webinar is sponsored by Mphasis. (Event date: December 12, 2012)

"Real-World ERM for Financial Institutions"
A panel of experts on risk management for banks and other financial institutions explore best practices, emerging risks and the liability outlook for this important sector. Perspectives include broker, risk manager and insurer, with an emphasis on next-generation exposures and how proactive risk professionals are crafting systems and strategies that detect and protect. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: December 10, 2012)

"What Insurers Need to Know About Covering Evolving Renewable Energy Applications"
Evolving renewable energy technologies, spurred by government support, are leading to new exposures for commercial property and equipment that property/casualty insurers will want to be aware of. A panel of experts discuss how solar and wind-based energy generation techniques will change the way companies do business, the equipment they use and how that may change their insurance needs. This webinar is sponsored by Mutual Boiler Re. (Event date: November 15, 2012)

"Taking the Long View: Reaching Younger Prospects With Retirement Options"
For some successful producers, annuity sales to young clients has become a path to growing their customer bases. Faced with a slow-growth economic outlook, younger and middle-aged clients hope to build growth into their retirement planning. A panel of experts looks at the landscape for tomorrow's annuity prospects, discuss how effective producers are meeting them on their terms with appropriate products, and how today's offerings are evolving to meet the new realities. This webinar is sponsored by AXA Equitable. (Event date: October 24, 2012)

"Beyond Cats: The New Lower-Severity, Higher-Impact Loss Environment"
It no longer takes a Hurricane Katrina or a Northbridge earthquake to create heavy losses. Why? And does this mean our long-held assumptions are wrong? A panel of experts review how societal change, dependence on technology, weather developments, historical patterns, coupled with increased exposures and demands for fuller coverage are creating an environment for increased losses more often, higher expectations and greater vulnerability. Experts on reinsurance, climate, political and social developments and others discuss how insurance and societal leaders can create a better risk framework for today's changed loss environment. This webinar is sponsored by Swiss Re. (Event date: October 16, 2012)

"Asset Management Perspectives"
John Gilbert, Chief Investment Officer, GR-NEAM and Hugh McCutcheon, Senior Portfolio Manager, GR-NEAM Limited, lead a one hour examination of the economic outlook for insurance investment managers and related professionals. This webinar is sponsored by GR-NEAM. (Event date: October 10, 2012)

"What Insurance Agents and Brokers Should Know About Liability Exposures for Nonprofits"
Each week brings new controversies involving nonprofit organizations, a sector that often trails others in adequate risk management. An expert panel examines the growing scope of liability for directors & officers, employment practices and other risks of this important area. Panelists discuss coverage trends, new areas of exposure, risk management considerations and how to communicate with organizations so focused on doing good that they may leave employees, directors and leaders exposed. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: October 09, 2012)

"Inside Today's Surplus Lines Market"
A panel of industry leaders in the surplus lines sector of the U.S. insurance market review the market and highlights of a new report on that sector. Since 1994, the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation has provided a grant to A.M. Best to produce a detailed report on the excess and surplus lines insurance sector. The report updates the relative positions of carriers in the market and examines regulatory developments, distribution, solvency, availability, and coverage. The surplus lines market provides coverage for risks that the standard insurance market is unwilling or unable to insure. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event date: September 24, 2012)

"The Other Side of the Risk: Hospital Property Liabilities Agents, Brokers and Risk Managers Need to Know"
As the U.S. health system realigns around hospital and larger-scale health organizations, brokers and insurers need to better understand the corresponding property and non-MPLI risks of large medical facilities. A panel of experts examine the known and emerging issues for large medical facilities and show why this is one of the broadest and most challenging areas to cover. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: September 20, 2012)

"Shrinking World, Expanding Opportunity: What Insurance Agents and Risk Managers Should Know About Cargo & Logistics"
As U.S. manufacturing and export businesses grow, insureds face new exposures in marine, logistics, supply chain and transportation. A panel of experts review the latest developments in marine coverage, including what producers, risk managers and prospects should know about liability, property and other exposures. This webinar is sponsored by Liberty International Underwriters. (Event date: September 12, 2012)

"Big Data, Small Steps: An Analytics Journey from Data to Intelligence"
Smart insurers use analytics to manage claims, diversify customer base, cross-sell to existing customers, enhance the distribution network and create new products and services. While every insurer has data, the analytics journey encompasses much more. Knowing what to anticipate is often as important as knowing the final destination. The end result is to gain business insights, plan wisely for the future and be continuously aligned to the critical data points that impact business. This webinar is sponsored by WNS. (Event date: September 06, 2012)

"State of the Global Reinsurance Market 2012"
Analysts and market participants meet in a special one-hour webinar to discuss developments among the world's reinsurance markets and selected highlights from A.M. Best's forthcoming special report on the global reinsurance market. That annual report also ranks the world's largest reinsurers. (Event date: September 05, 2012)

"Economist A. Gary Shilling on Global Deleveraging and Investment Strategies for Insurance Companies"
Economist Dr. A. Gary Shilling and co-founders of Prime Institutional Group, Ray M. Gilliam and Allen R. Paksima, review the impact of ongoing low interest rates and possible investment strategies for insurance company portfolio managers. Shilling is an economist and author who has been focused on the likelihood of deflation and the challenges faced by governments and businesses in a low interest-rate environment. This webinar is sponsored by Prime Institutional Group. (Event date: August 08, 2012)

"State of the Captive Insurance Market 2012"
Members of the captive-rating team review an A.M. Best report examining developments in premium volume, loss reserves and admitted assets for rated, U.S.-based captive insurance organizations. (Event date: August 01, 2012)

"State of the U.S. Workers Compensation State Funds"
Workers compensation funds operate in many states as providers of coverage and often as insurers of last resort for employers who have difficulty in obtaining coverage. In recent years, the overall workers compensation sector has seen deteriorating underwriting results as payrolls fell and competition heightened. A panel of experts on the workers compensation and state compensation funds insurance markets review sector results and the outlook for the remainder of 2012. (Event date: July 18, 2012)

"Enterprise Risk Management and the Latin American Insurance Market"
As insurance penetration grows and investment returns slow, comprehensive risk management becomes a larger issue for insurers and to regulators. The panel discusses how rating organizations and companies are approaching the issue and how it is leading to better understanding of an organization's risks, and ultimately, its financial strength. Some of the topics include insurers' approaches use of modeling, metrics and the various systems being developed to give companies more holistic views of their overall exposure. (Event date: June 28, 2012)

"Innovation in Personal Lines"
Out of the box thinking, innovative new technologies, greater access to consumer data, and sophisticated analytical capabilities are giving some personal lines insurers a competitive edge, despite a difficult underwriting market and tight investment climate. A diverse panel of innovators and experts in personal lines discuss the trends driving innovation, the approaches they have taken to put new techniques to work, and how insurers can leverage new capabilities to stay ahead of the competition. This webinar is sponsored by Earnix. (Event date: June 15, 2012)

"Emerging Opportunities in Business Interruption Coverage for Insurance Agents and Brokers"
From the Thailand flooding to the European financial crisis, the unusual weather events and economic turmoil occurring globally mean businesses are more likely to be affected by events halfway around the world. Our panel of experts discuss the importance of developing a business continuity plan in advance that recognizes the likely exposures and contingencies and how business interruption policies can respond after a large loss or catastrophe. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: June 13, 2012)

"How the Global Billing Revolution Is Remaking Insurance Operations"
Even when it is time to pay the bills, members of Generation Y say they prefer to interact with service providers digitally and through social media, according to a study by Novarica. Our panel of experts discuss this and other trends that emerged from this study and how it applies to insurers. This webinar is sponsored by MphasiS. (Event date: June 13, 2012)

"Insurance Agency Valuation 2012: The Market Returns... For Some"
This event is exclusively for Best's Review subscribers. If you are not a Best's Review subscriber, more information is available.
The changing market for agency acquisition is creating surprising opportunities for buyers and sellers. A panel of experts and agency heads reviews today's market for agency mergers and acquisitions, including the latest thinking on valuation, new perspectives on build or buy, which sectors and platforms are emerging or retreating, and how agency owners are enhancing the value of their organization for potential acquisition. (Event date: June 05, 2012)

"Catastrophic Risk Update 2012: Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Terror"
New catastrophe models, research and data are advancing insurers' understanding of the risks they face from natural and man-made catastrophes. A panel of experts discuss recent catastrophes, catastrophe forecasts, and how record losses have insurers crafting new policy options and re-evaluating their risk criteria. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event date: May 22, 2012)

"State of the U.S. Medical Professional Liability Insurance Sector"
A panel of analysts and industry experts review highlights of a new A.M. Best special report on the state of the U.S. medical professional liability insurance industry, and provide updates on industry developments. A special report is available on this topic. (Event date: May 02, 2012)

"Global Reinsurance Financial Review"
A.M. Best analysts covering the global reinsurance industry reprise results from A.M. Best's annual update of global reinsurance financial results, including 2011 revenues and earnings, catastrophe losses, reserving trends and pricing. The companies that make up the sector include reinsurers based in Bermuda and Europe that operate globally. The analysts also discuss reported results for reported first-quarter reinsurance renewals, including for Asia and other markets. A special report is available on this topic. (Event date: April 26, 2012)

"How Analytics is Enabling Next-Generation Risk Management Practices for Homeowners Insurance"
New data sources and analytic solutions can identify exposures or property changes that insurers may unwittingly have on their books. The result yields a new perspective that is helping carriers better control exposure, allocate risk management efforts and measure risk concentration. A panel of experts and practitioners in residential underwriting and risk data mining examine the new data, tools and techniques insurers are harnessing to identify hot spots in their residential book of business thereby bringing greater control over the underwriting portfolio. This discussion covers current industry trends, what sets apart the top performers from their competitors, and the road ahead. This webinar is sponsored by MSB. (Event date: April 25, 2012)

"Workforce M.D.: How the Physician-Employment Movement Is Affecting Medical Liability Coverage"
A panel of experts on risk, underwriting and medical professional trends examine the impact of the gathering movement in which doctors are transitioning from individual practices for group and hospital employment. In the U.S., that movement is projected to soon include more than 50% of physicians. This new physician workforce is causing risk managers and insurers to rethink retention levels, underwriting criteria, capacity needs and how to account for long-term risk. Now available Bonus Tracks, panelists answer questions not included in the webinar. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event date: April 10, 2012)

"Microinsurance Moves Beyond Niches"
The offering of Microinsurance -- highly focused life, health and property coverages designed for less-affluent populations -- is growing in popularity in emerging markets and can be a foothold for a company's reputation in a growth market. A panel of experts examine the current state of microinsurance including distribution, funding, regulation and potential growth. (Event date: March 08, 2012)

"The New Legacy: Life Insurance Producers and Generational Dynamics"
Baby Boomers have left a mark on American society. That impact continues as today's first-time grandparents now average 50 years old, the majority remaining in the work force. Households led by 55 to 64 year olds have the highest net worth of any age group: $254,000, according to an April 2009 report commissioned by Grandparents.com. A major goal is to leave a legacy. Life insurance beneficiaries are skipping generations and leaving policies to grandchildren. A panel of knowledgeable professionals on life insurance and generational dynamics discuss how producers can help clients identify meaningful solutions that can make best use of their resources while building enduring family connections. This webinar is sponsored by AXA Equitable. (Event date: February 14, 2012)

"What's Driving the Spike in U.S. Insurance Impairments"
A.M. Best research shows that 2011 saw a surprising surge in recorded impaired U.S. insurance organizations, including risk retention groups, captive insurers, property/casualty writers and other risk carriers. A panel of experts examines the factors that can lead to insurance weakness, how impairments and insolvencies are being managed and the impact on policyholders, producers and the insurance industry. (Event date: February 02, 2012)

"Cyber Liability The Sequel: One Year Later, What's Changed?"
A year ago, our panel of experts convened on the evolving issue of cyber liability in our most well-attended webinar to date. As cyber liability risk continues to widen, a broader array of businesses are finding they need to protect themselves from data, privacy and other exposures. This year our panel highlights the latest litigation and regulatory developments, best practices, buying patterns, the latest compliance mandates and what insurance professionals should know to educate their clients and stakeholders. This webinar is sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance Companies. (Event date: February 01, 2012)

"What Life Producers Should Know About the New Landscape for Variable Annuities"
A panel of experts on annuities and life product development discuss the current selling environment for variable annuities and how the product continues to evolve in response to changing market conditions and consumer expectations. Topics addressed include the quest for simplicity, where product development is heading, balancing the income vs. other benefits, the producer's role in the evaluation process and best practices of successful producers of next-generation variable annuities. This webinar is sponsored by AXA Equitable. (Event date: December 13, 2011)

"What Brokers and Risk Managers Should Know about Financial Institutions and Their Increasing Real Estate Exposures"
Residential and commercial distressed property inventory continues to rise. The length of time those properties are in inventory is increasing as well, which means greater property and liability exposures for financial institutions. It is safe to say, that no one wins in the foreclosure game. Banks, which have concentrated on lending find themselves in the business of real estate as they become "unexpected" owners of properties that may remain in their distressed asset portfolio for months, even years. In this landscape, emerging property and liability exposures associated with distressed real estate are reaching a serious "pain point" for many financial institutions. Financial institutions, of any size, are now facing a variety of insurance risk management challenges, such as:

  • Maximizing the protection of their real estate-owned assets

  • Minimize potential additional losses or liabilities

  • Prevent litigation for breaches of responsibility or indemnification obligations

A group of risk management experts help you identify the hidden risks associated with troubled real estate, help you understand the critical value of a good risk transfer program and how that risk management program can help you mitigate additional potential losses associated with these non-performing assets. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: December 07, 2011)

"The Impact of Low Interest Rates on Life and Annuity Insurers"
A panel of analysts from A.M. Best's Life/Health Rating Division review new research on the effects of the ongoing historic low interest rate environment on life and annuity insurers. (Event date: November 09, 2011)

"What Risk Managers Should Know About Emerging Liabilities for Healthcare Captives"
A panel of experts discuss how risk managers for hospitals and other healthcare institutions are impacted by healthcare reform and whether to expand or maintain captives use in the future to cover the emerging liabilities they face. (Event date: November 08, 2011)

"What Midsize Companies Should Know About the New Developments in Cloud Computing"
Cloud computing shows promise in reducing costs, simplifying information management and providing new tools and abilities to growing companies. A panel of business and information management strategy experts outline developments in cloud computing and the state of security, reliability and access with a special focus on developing an effective cloud strategy to help midsize businesses better leverage their information across the entire enterprise. This webinar is sponsored by enChoice and IBM. (Event date: November 03, 2011)

"Asset Management Perspective: Financial Crises - Danger and Opportunity"
John Gilbert, Chief Investment Officer for General Re-New England Asset Management, leads a one-hour examination of the economic outlook for insurance investment managers and related professionals. This webinar is sponsored by GR-NEAM. (Event date: October 13, 2011)

"State of the Surplus Lines Market 2011"
Editors of A.M. Best's annual report on the state of excess and surplus lines market and industry leaders appear in a one-hour webinar examining the state of the surplus lines market. The webinar also examines trends in coverage, mergers & acquisitions and other factors affecting this fast-moving and important sector of the property/casualty insurance industry. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event date: September 28, 2011)

"Bigger, Faster, Riskier: Advances in Sea Transportation Open Up New Coverage Needs"
New routes via an expanded Panama Canal, along with larger, faster tankers and freight vessels, are bringing into play new forms of coverage and new sources of capacity. A panel of experts on ocean marine and transportation liability coverage examine the fast-changing environment for ocean transportation and identify the new breed of risks and their insurance solutions. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: September 27, 2011)

"Online Global Town Meeting: New Approaches to Flood Coverage"
Experts in flood risk, insurance, reinsurance and public catastrophe policy examine new and innovative approaches to covering flood loss in the United States and other nations in a special online town meeting hosted by Best's Review magazine. This webinar is sponsored by Swiss Re. (Event Date: September 15, 2011)

"State of the Global Reinsurance Market"
Analysts, reinsurers and brokers assess the state of the global reinsurance market in this one hour webinar. Topics discussed will include: the impact of the unusually high level of catastrophic losses worldwide, factors affecting the financial strength of reinsurers and the outlook for start-up, merger and acquisition activity in the reinsurance sector. (Event Date: September 07, 2011)

"What Carriers Need to Know About Growing the Midsize Insurance Company"
In the current economic climate, midsize insurers face ever stiffer competition from larger companies with the resources to deploy new products more effectively and gain market share. It is now possible for carriers with 50 to 1,000 employees to level the playing field by tapping into an increasing array of strategic offerings like cloud computing, which enforce straight-thru processing. A panel of experts discuss the unique challenges and how the ability to better manage information and business processes help scale operations with ease and grow both their top and bottom lines. This webinar is sponsored by enChoice and IBM. (Event Date: August 30, 2011)

"Underwriting Best Practices for the Changing Asian Markets"
Life insurance companies in the rapidly expanding Asian marketplace are in a race to make new insurance products available. Increasingly they are looking for new options to streamline the underwriting process to be able to offer new products quickly and expand their geographic reach. A panel of experts discuss underwriting best practices and how they can establish a growth platform for quicker product development, response to new business and market expansion. This webinar is sponsored by IBM and Automated Workflow. (Event Date: August 25, 2011)

"State of the Captive Insurance Market"
A.M. Best Co. Assistant Vice President Steven Chirico and a member of the Rating Division are joined by members of the captive-rating team to review an A.M. Best report examining developments in premium volume, loss reserves and admitted assets for rated, U.S.-based captive insurance organizations. (Event Date: July 28, 2011)

"What the New Normal in Catastrophe Activity Means to Risk Managers, Brokers and Insureds"
Modern cat losses are no longer tied only to named hurricanes or headline earthquakes, but also to aggregated activity and surprise events that are remaking insurance portfolios and awakening the unprepared. A panel of insurance and catastrophe experts review the environment for weather, earthquake and man-made catastrophic activity and what that means to today's coverage decisions. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event Date: July 14, 2011)

"The New Environment for Independent Adjusting"
A panel of experienced independent insurance adjusters, an insurer who specializes in adjuster-liability coverage and an insurance claims executive discuss the ins and outs of adjusting catastrophe claims. Specifically discussed were new challenges faced as a host of plaintiff-oriented law firms have begun targeting claims firms and claims personnel individually by filing widespread lawsuits aimed at reopening settled catastrophe-related claims. (Event Date: July 07, 2011)

"State of the U.S. State Workers Compensation Funds"
A panel of experts on the workers compensation and state compensation funds insurance markets review sector results and the outlook for the remainder of 2011. (Event Date: June 09, 2011)

"Ready, Set, Launch: Building the Cutting Edge Life Underwriting Platform"
A new generation of life and annuity insurers is turning to software as a less-expensive service to gain faster turnaround and greater flexibility. A panel of underwriting and technology experts examines how insurers are using new platforms, the benefits and limits of software as a service and how tapping experienced global development teams brings surprising new features and capabilities. This webinar is sponsored by NIIT Technologies. (Event Date: June 06, 2011)

"Risk Management and Catastrophe Models"
A panel of A.M. Best Co. analysts discuss risk management practices and provide clarity on how catastrophe models are utilized in the rating process. Topics discussed will include validation of model output, a company's risk tolerances and loss mitigation initiatives. (Event Date: May 25, 2011)

"Food Safety: What Agents and Brokers Need to Know About New FDA Recall Authority"
A panel of experts discuss the potentially profound effects the new Food Safety Modernization Act is likely to have on companies in the food business. Topics include what it takes to comply with the new regulation, what liabilities are emerging and what coverage options address the new risks. This webinar is sponsored by Liberty International Underwriters. (Event Date: May 18, 2011)

"State of the Medical Liability Insurance Market"
Medical liability is going through changes in frequency, severity and underwriting results. Panelists assess the market and react to the findings in A.M. Best's newly published special report on this important sector. (Event Date: May 09, 2011)

"The E-Frontier for Property/Casualty Insurers: Leveraging Electronic Claims Payments"
Property/Casualty insurers looking for greater control and quicker turnaround in claims payments are increasingly embracing electronic-payment methods. A panel of experts review the state of past and current electronic payment implementations, and emerging electronic payment solutions for settling claims payments. This webinar is sponsored by Wright Express. (Event Date: May 05, 2011)

"Products, Programs and Platforms"
A panel of experts including a Programs insurance executive, insurance producers, and a chief innovation officer discuss how to cultivate and drive innovation. Discussion topics include: separating good ideas from great ideas, how to use data and demographics to figure out where the puck is heading, identifying niches and determining which are profitable and which are merely interesting, and how new solutions can be quickly developed and deployed. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event Date: May 03, 2011)

"Life Insurance and Annuity Sectors"
A panel of A.M. Best analysts assess the state of various sectors that make up the U.S. life and annuity insurance sectors. Topics include financial outlook and results, risk management issues, the impact of interest rates, the investment environment and the role of real estate in insurers' investments. Panelists also discuss outlooks for various segments, including: life reinsurance, the changing environment for insurance distribution, the role of life and annuity products, factors affecting financial strength, the outlook for mergers and acquisitions and key developments to watch for in the year ahead. (Event Date: April 14, 2011)

"State of the Property/Casualty Market"
A panel of A.M. Best analysts review the state of the U.S. and related insurance markets for personal lines and commercial property/casualty coverage in the United States. Topics include financial outlook, underwriting results, risk management issues, the impact of pricing, the role of possible catastrophic claims and rating outlooks. (Event Date: April 01, 2011)

"Managing the Changing Environment for Corporate Risk Managers and Insurance Professionals"
A panel of leading risk managers examines the state of corporate risk, including best uses for insurance captives, self-insurance and reinsurance; how the soft market is affecting coverage; the impact of new regulations, reform and legislation; the changing broker/risk manager relationship and the areas where savvy managers should focus most in the coming year. (Event Date: March 23, 2011)

"The Impact of Health Reform on the Medical Professional Liability Market"
A panel of experts on health care and medical professional liability explore how federal health reform is reshaping the environment for medical professional liability coverage for doctors, hospitals, health systems and related organizations and professionals. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event Date: February 03, 2011)

"What Risk Professionals Should Know About Cyber Liability"
Cyber liability is a growing area of insurance coverage as more businesses turn to electronic communications, operations and storage. A panel of experts on cyber liability coverage explore developments and the emerging risks of this fast-developing sector. This webinar is sponsored by Philadelphia Insurance Companies. (Event Date: January 27, 2011)

"State of the Bermuda Insurance Market"
Authors of a new report on the Bermuda reinsurance and insurance markets present a one-hour webinar exploring the state of North America's highest-profile offshore insurance center. The report, "Favorable Results Conceal Looming Concerns for Bermuda's (Re)Insurers," examines developments in the insurance domicile, one that has managed to attract significant risk-finance activity in the past two decades. (Event Date: January 11, 2011)

"Building The Cutting-Edge Insurance-Product Development Pipeline"
In today's competitive environment, standing still means falling behind. Successful insurers remain focused on developing new products and matching them to appropriate channels. History is rife with insurers that spent too much on ill-defined products, overspent resources, built complex proprietary technology and hosting systems, but didn't learn until too late that results didn't warrant the effort and expense. A panel of experts discuss how insurers identify new product opportunities. This webinar is sponsored by NIIT Technologies. (Event Date: November 17, 2010)

"Telematics and the Changing Risk Environment for Fleets and Commercial Transportation"
A panel of experts examines how telematics and new electronic communication tools are helping the transportation industry remake its risk profile. Topics include best practices in telematics, how telematics and communications tools are helping to control losses -- and areas where it can't yet. A look at coverage availability, terms, limits and what insureds should expect from insurers in return for their investments in technology will also be discussed. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event Date: November 16, 2010)

"Introduction to Best's Credit Ratings for Canadian Property/Casualty Insurer"
A panel of A.M. Best Co. business development managers and ratings analysts lead a discussion of the potential benefits of interactive A.M. Best Credit Ratings for Canadian property/casualty insurers and explain how insurers can acquire a rating. (Event date: November 10, 2010)

"Emerging Compliance Risks in the Global Marketplace: What Brokers and Corporations Need to Know"
What risk management strategies are most likely to help U.S. companies establish and expand operations in international markets? A panel of experts discuss how general liability, property and the range of employee practices coverages vary around the world. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: October 26, 2010)

"A.M. Best's Perspective on Insurance Developments in China"
As one of the world's fastest growing economies and largest exporters, China has been affected by the global events of the past two years. The life and non-life insurance sectors have grown strongly, reflecting trends that include increased wealth and the awareness of the benefits of insurance. Authors of a report on the state of China's insurance market review their findings and discuss the outlook for China's growing insurance sector. (Event date: October 19, 2010)

"10 Reasons Why Insurance Programs Succeed"
Best's Review magazine hosts an online panel of insurance experts to outline the key elements of building and maintaining a successful insurance program. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event date: October 14, 2010)

"Asset Management Perspective: Finding Returns in Today's Investment Yield Drought"
John Gilbert, Chief Investment Officer for GR-NEAM, leads a one-hour examination of the economic outlook for insurance investment managers and related professionals. This webinar is sponsored by GR-NEAM. (Event date: October 13, 2010)

"What Risk Managers and Insurance Professionals Should Know about the Next Wave of Employment Liability"
Liabilities arising from newly hired employees and even social media have the potential to develop into unforeseen workplace claims. A panel of employment practices experts discuss the latest developments in personnel exposures, including training and education, workplace liability, best practice in controlling workers' compensation and other workplace claims. They also explore how innovative workplaces are proactively reducing workplace claims by reducing the likelihood that new workers bring new exposures. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: October 12, 2010)

"The Fast-Changing Environment for Medical Professional Liability: What Insurance and Medical Professionals Should Know"
Federal health reform is poised to add patients, increase workloads and broaden the scope of health professionals who will have more-significant roles in patient care. These changes bring a wave of new exposures, increase the likelihood of claims and put more health professionals at risk of being impacted by the actions of their peers. A panel of industry experts explore what doctors, groups, hospitals and related professionals need to do to limit their exposures. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: September 27, 2010)

"An Introduction to the A.M. Best Rating Process for RRGs Writing Medical Professional Liability"
A.M. Best analysts and rating contacts explain the rating process, how medical professional RRGs are analyzed and what should be known about participating in that process. (Event date: September 23, 2010)

"State of the Surplus Lines Market 2010"
Availability, pricing and coverage trends are discussed as Best's Review magazine hosts a webinar examining the current state of the excess and surplus markets. Panelists from the specialty markets discuss the impact of mergers and acquisitions and other developments affecting this fast-moving and important sector of the property/casualty insurance industry. This webinar is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company. (Event date: September 20, 2010)

"What Insurance Brokers, Realtors and Risk Managers Need to Know About Distressed Commercial Property"
As the rate of commercial property vacancies and foreclosures continues to climb, property owners and their financial advisers face emerging liabilities and risk management challenges. A panel of experts discuss how to prepare for those new challenges. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: September 14, 2010)

"Mutuals and the Economic Crisis"
A panel of experts on the mutual insurance industry review the outlook for their sector, how mutual insurers have fared during the recent economic difficulties and how the sector is remaking itself for the new insurance environment. (Event date: September 07, 2010)

"A Guide to Understanding A.M. Best's Captive Ratings"
A.M. Best analysts and rating contacts explain the rating process, how captive insurance companies are analyzed and what captive organizations and their advisors should know about participating in that process. (Event date: August 25, 2010)

"State of the Global Reinsurance Market"
The editors of Best's Review lead a panel discussion of emerging reinsurance markets around the world and how reinsurers are growing their business in those locations. (Event date: August 25, 2010)

"What Risk Managers and Insurance Professionals Should Know About Today's Mounting Environmental Exposures"
Environmental exposures continue to widen. Pollution claims are only the beginning as risk managers face new exposures in meeting environmental regulation standards. A panel of experts discuss how to proactively assess environment risks, catalog the latest wave of regulation legislation and review the lessons of recent litigation. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: August 17, 2010)

"State of the Captive Insurance Market"
A.M. Best Co. Group Vice President John Andre and assistant Vice President Steven Chirico are joined by members of the captive-rating team to review an A.M. Best report examining developments in premium volume, loss reserves and admitted assets for rated, U.S.-based captive insurance organizations. The panel is also joined by Alan Kandel, A.M. Best's business development manager for the captive insurance industry. (Event date: July, 30, 2010)

"Best's Life Settlement Cash Flow Model Webinar"
A.M. Best Co.'s managing director and global head of insurance-linked securities, Emmanuel Modu, leads a 90-minute webinar to review A.M. Best Company's Best's Life Settlement Cash Flow Model, which allows users to simulate cash flows associated with life settlement collateral pools. The model, which is written as a MATLAB® application, is being offered at no charge to help market participants better understand the stochastic nature of mortality-dependent cash flows. (Event date: July 22, 2010)

"The Fast-Changing Environment for Workers' Compensation Coverage"
Workers' compensation is at an inflection point. After several years of reduced frequency, loss ratios and combined ratios are up markedly. Meanwhile, federal health reform is set to impact this market in unexpected ways. A panel of risk experts in workers' compensation commercial coverage look ahead at the impact of anticipated changes and examine how innovative risk managers, brokers and carriers are finding new ways to better identify risk, control losses and head off a growing range of exposures. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: July 20, 2010)

"Crisis Management and Risk Mapping for Risk Managers, Insurance Brokers and Agents"
Today's headlines are full of developments in which organizations must respond to crises. A panel of risk experts examine the latest thinking in crisis management, including best practices, coverage checklists, scenario development, external communications and internal management. The panel will also discuss how to prioritize coverage and how to uncover hidden exposures. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich North America. (Event date: July 13, 2010)

"Adjusting the High-Value Insurance Claim"
A panel of insurance claims and adjusting experts examine the move by insurers away from commodity claims handling in favor of higher-expertise, more-specialized adjusting firms and professionals. The discussion explores the credentials, expertise, availability and equipment needed to succeed in tomorrow's higher-value adjusting environment, including what adjusters should be doing now to upgrade their abilities and create new opportunities. (Event date: July 07, 2010)

"The Impact of Insurance Impairments on Agents, Brokers, Directors and Officers"
According to A.M. Best's annual studies of impaired and insolvent insurers, the past two years have been among the worst in decades for weaker insurers. Sparked by a rise in reported and identified insurance impairments and insolvencies, the principal editor of A.M. Best's annual reports on insurance impairments, Carole Ann King, leads a panel discussion with liability experts in this one-hour webinar. The webinar examines what's driving the rise in impairments and insolvencies, the gulf between strong and weak insurers, and the impact of failure on insurance professionals. (Event date: July 01, 2010)

"CMO Investing Part 2: The Insurer's Point of View"
As insurers struggle to find better investment returns, some are turning to other venues for portions of their portfolios. In the second part of a two-part discussion, principals at Prime Institutional Group and officers at two insurance carriers review what it takes to develop a successful strategy that includes allocations in collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs). The panel also discusses how some insurers seeking structured yield optimization are dedicating portions of their portfolio to this sector. In addition, the panel examines investment objectives, diversification, timing and strategy, with an emphasis on real-world considerations. (Event date: June 16, 2010)

"State of the Wholesale Channel: What Insurance Agents, Brokers & Carriers Need to Know"
Experts from the wholesale and specialty markets explore developments in the availability, pricing and capacity for coverage, along with emerging trends and product innovations in one of the property/casualty insurance industry's busiest sectors. (Event date: June 02, 2010)

"Insurance Developments in the Gulf Region"
A.M. Best analysts and region experts discuss the state of insurance and reinsurance in the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The webinar is be hosted by Yvette Essen, author of a special report by A.M. Best on insurance developments in the region: "GCC: Rich in Potential, But Hurdles Remain." (Event date: May 26, 2010)

"State-Run Workers' Compensation Funds"
The Best's Review editors explore how state workers' compensation funds are changing across the country. (Event date: May 19, 2010)

"A.M. Best Webcast: Lloyd's Syndicate Ratings"
A.M. Best Senior Financial Analysts Catherine Thomas and Miles Trotter, who have followed this market extensively, report on financial results and market conditions for Lloyd's syndicates. They are also joined by Bruce Bartell of Chaucer plc and Robert Childs of Hiscox plc. Both Bartell and Childs operate syndicates active in the Lloyd's market. (Event date: May 13, 2010)

"Medical Professional Liability After Tort-Reform Rollback: The New Landscape"
Recent challenges to tort reform have rocked the underwriting environment for medical professional liability coverage (often called "med mal"), but that's not the only element of change afoot in this dynamic field. Developments in health regulation and reform legislation may soon alter the landscape for medical provider coverage. Meanwhile, new practices and technology exposures are expanding the scope of liability. A panel of experts assess the outlook for legal protections and identify new and rising areas of exposure that some may be overlooking. This webinar, hosted by the editors of Best's Review, is sponsored by Lexington Insurance Company, America's leading surplus lines insurer, providing property, casualty, and specialty coverages and programs for a vast array of risk classes to large and middle market companies. (Event date: May 11, 2010)

"A.M. Best Webinar: The German Pension System"
Major life insurers in Germany expect increased growth for both occupational and individual pensions in that nation. The demand for products tied to the equity markets has been tempered by last year's global financial crisis, and products that guarantee return of investment are more attractive. The discussion of these topics and more is conducted in the German language and will be moderated by Maik Stolle of the A.M. Best Company. (Event date: May 05, 2010)

"An Introduction to the A.M. Best Rating Process For Life, Health & HMO Insurers"
Join A.M. Best Company for a walk-through of the interactive credit rating process for life, health and HMO insurers. (Event date: April 21, 2010)

"CMO Investing Part 1: Building the CMO Investment Portfolio"
As insurers struggle to find better investment returns, some are turning to alternative venues for portions of their portfolios. Experts with Prime Institutional Group explore investing in collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs). They review the basics and the mechanics of investing in the specialized sector, including investment opportunities and pitfalls. This webinar is sponsored by Prime Institutional Group. (Event date: April 19, 2010)

"Building the Information-Based Insurance Marketing Engine"
Many talk about the merits of analytics-based marketing but very few are doing it well. When used properly, marketing analytics help insurers better understand target markets and devise effective marketing strategies. Analytics can also identify customers who are at risk of moving to competition, emerging cross-selling opportunities, and strategy that works best for a customer segment. Experienced information and marketing professionals discuss what it takes to capture and use the data, keep it secure, and extract consumer insights from it. This webinar is sponsored by EXL Service, a leading provider of Transformation and Outsourcing services to Global 1000 companies in the Property & Casualty, Life & Annuities and Health Insurance verticals. (Event date: April 06, 2010)

"The Changing Risk Environment for Financial Institutions: What Brokers, Bankers and Others Need to Know"
Bankers, insurers, mutual fund managers, investment advisors, private equity partnerships and others face a growing array of liability exposures. A combination of market and regulatory forces are raising the stakes for financial institutions, making the need for appropriate coverage more acute than ever. A panel of industry specialists including insurers, brokers and industry leaders assess the new environment for financial institutions' liability, including emerging areas of risk, the environment for pricing and availability, how innovative organizations are deploying coverage in this fast-changing sector. This webinar is sponsored by Zurich Financial Services Group, a leading insurance-based financial services provider headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. (Event date: March 23, 2010)

"Underwriting Processes and Disciplines for Stronger Profitability"
Insurance innovation starts with solid underwriting. A panel of insurers, technologists and underwriting experts examine the best practices and cutting-edge techniques insurers are using to make their underwriting more accurate and tie those activities to claims, pricing and performance. The best are leveraging these skills to quickly and effectively penetrate new markets and launch products that produce results. This webinar is sponsored by FirstBest Systems, Inc., a leading provider of modern software solutions for property and casualty and workers' compensation insurers. (Event date: March 17, 2010)

"State of the Market: P&I Clubs"
BestWeek Europe editor David Pilla joins A.M. Best analysts and P&I club insurers and experts to discuss the outcome of the 2010 renewal season, the outlook for the coming year and factors that are affecting the financial strength of this important market. (Event date: March 03, 2010)

"Southeast Asian Insurance Markets: A Market Review"
A.M. Best Co. analysts are joined by an international panel to review the growth opportunities and role of global and local insurers and reinsurers in fast-developing markets like Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. In addition, the panel discusses the expansion of Takaful and re-Takaful insurance, the use of microinsurance and insurance pools and the changing distribution systems. This Webinar is based on a new report authored by Yvette Essen, head of market analysis for A.M. Best's global financial services division. (Event date: February 25, 2010)

"State of the Medical Professional Liability Market: What Brokers, Doctors and Hospitals Need to Know"
The editors of Best's Review are joined by a panel of experts and insurers to examine the state of the medical professional liability insurance market, including coverage trends, the competitive landscape and issues affecting the financial strength of insurers serving this crucial market serving doctors, hospitals and other health professionals. (Event date: February 10, 2010)

*Note: Some presentations require a registered subscription to Best's Review


 
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How Technology and Analytics Are Remaking Insurance Finance
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What Insurance Professionals Should Know About Contractors' Environmental and Professional Coverage
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How Insurers are Adopting and Leveraging Digital Transformations
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What Insurance Professionals Should Know about the Unique Risk Exposures of Private Companies
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What Insurance and Athletics Professionals Should Know About Concussions
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Succeeding in the 21st Century Insurance Sales Environment
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What Insurance Asset Managers Should Know About Exchange Traded Funds
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What Insurance Professionals Should Know About Resilience and Infrastructure when Planning Catastrophe Management
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Inside Today's Surplus Lines Market
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State of the Surplus Lines Market
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Catastrophic Risk Update 2013: Global Weather Events
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Programmed for Success
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Small Steps, Big Insights: How Insurers are Deploying Big Data For Real-World Results
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Real-World ERM for Financial Institutions
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What Insurance Agents and Brokers Should Know About Liability Exposures for Nonprofits
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Inside Today's Surplus Lines Market
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The Other Side of the Risk: Hospital Property Liabilities Agents, Brokers and Risk Managers Need to Know
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An Overview: Prime Institutional Group and CMO Investing
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Innovation in Personal Lines
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Emerging Opportunities in Business Interruption Coverage for Insurance Agents and Brokers
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How the Global Billing Revolution Is Remaking Insurance Operations
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Catastrophic Risk Update 2012: Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Terror
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Workforce M.D.: How the Physician-Employment Movement is Affecting Medical Liability Coverage
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Financial Institutions and Their Increasing Real Estate Exposures
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What Midsize Companies Should Know About the New Developments in Cloud Computing
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State of the Surplus Lines Market 2011
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Bigger, Faster, Riskier: Advances in Sea Transportation Open Up New Coverage Needs
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What the New Normal in Catastrophe Activity Means to Risk Managers, Brokers and Insureds
This Webinar Highlight is based on the webinar entitled "What the New Normal in Catastrophe Activity Means to Risk Managers, Brokers and Insureds" held July 14, 2011.

Products, Programs and Platforms
This Webinar Highlight is based on the webinar entitled "Products, Programs and Platforms" held May 03, 2011.

The Impact of Insurance Impairments on Agents, Brokers, Directors and Officers
This Webinar Highlight is based on the webinar entitled "The Impact of Insurance Impairments on Agents, Brokers, Directors and Officers" held February 03, 2011.

10 Reasons Why Insurance Program Businesses Succeed
This Webinar Highlight is based on the webinar entitled "10 Reasons Why Insurance Program Businesses Succeed" held October 14, 2010.

State of the Surplus Lines Market 2010
This Webinar Highlight is based on the webinar entitled "State of the Surplus Lines Market 2010" held September 20, 2010.

CMO Investing Part II The Insurer's Point of View
This Webinar Highlight is based on the webinar entitled "CMO Investing Part II The Insurer's Point of View" held June 16, 2010.