Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource

BestConnect Community Showcase — FAQs

What is the BestConnect Community Showcase?
The BestConnect Community Showcase is a forum for highlighting significant contributions that current qualified members of Best's Insurance Professionals and Claims Resource have made in their communities. Contributions may include pro bono cases, community outreach projects, volunteer work or charity efforts.

How many individuals or firms are featured in the Community Showcase in each issue of BestConnect?
The number of individuals or firms featured in the Community Showcase may vary from issue to issue.

How are individuals or firms nominated for the Community Showcase?
There are two ways for a current Qualified Member or firm to be nominated for the Community Showcase:

  • An individual or firm can nominate themselves for consideration.
  • An individual or firm can be nominated by a third party (i.e., client, colleague, etc.).

What are the criteria for being featured in the Community Showcase?
In addition to being a Qualified Member, the individual or firm must have made a significant contribution to their community such as:

  • Pro bono work
  • Community outreach
  • Volunteerism

Individuals or firms are eligible to be featured once per year.

How does the AM Best Company select the final individual or firm to be featured in the Community Showcase?
All nominations are reviewed by a committee appointed by the AM Best Company to determine which of the nominees' efforts or achievements has made the greatest positive difference in their respective communities.

How can I submit a nomination for the BestConnect Community Showcase?
Contact with the following information:

  • Nominee's firm name, contact person and mailing information
  • Name and contact information for the person submitting the nomination
  • A 500-word essay about the nominee's contribution to the community or a recent press release
  • A photo of the nominee

Or complete this Nomination Form and submit it to AM Best.

Will I be notified if my nominee is accepted?
BestConnect is published bi-monthly beginning in January. If your nominee is selected, you will be notified during the month prior to the publication of the newsletter in which the nominee will be featured.