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INSURTECH: PARTNERSHIPS
Rallying Cry

Collaboration and partnerships with insurtechs will be critical to future success, as Munich Re’s Anthony Kuczinski pointed out in his keynote speech at InsureTech Connect.

  • Kate Smith
  • January 2019

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INSURTECH: INVESTING
Proof of Concept

Later-stage insurtech investing increases as incumbents seek partners and results.

  • Kate Smith
  • January 2019

INSURTECH: BLOCKCHAIN
Betting on Blockchain

This year the Institutes RiskBlock Alliance will help the industry transition into blockchain with the move of two use cases from member testing to adoption.

  • Lori Chordas
  • January 2019

INSURTECH: MASSMUTUAL VENTURES
Covering All the Bases

MassMutual Ventures’ managing director Doug Russell talks to AMBestTV about the wide-ranging strategy the company is taking regarding investments, partnering and expanding abroad.

  • Kate Smith
  • January 2019

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LIFE INSURANCE
The Time Is Now

The life industry finds itself at an inflection point as insurers come under growing pressure to position themselves to embrace genomics and genetic testing as advances come rapidly.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • January 2019

EDITOR'S DESK
A New Tomorrow

From the Editor’s Desk: Insurers build collaborative relationships with insurtechs. January’s issue also includes Best’s Review’s ranking of the top auditors and actuaries as well as the 2019 trade show calendar.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • January 2019

INSURTECH: LEMONADE
A Different Approach

Lemonade execs: Want better relationships with insureds? Change the business model.

  • Kate Smith
  • January 2019

INSURTECH: PRIORITIES
Setting Tech Priorities

Many insurers, stymied by technology debt, must also formulate a digital strategy.

  • Kate Smith
  • January 2019

NEXT WAVE
Get S.M.A.R.T.

The new year may be the time to incorporate the measuring system that helps you to achieve your professional resolutions.

  • Carly Burnham
  • January 2019

AT LARGE
Trump and Twitter

The president’s tweets reveal his thinking on insurance-relevant topics.

  • Robert P. Hartwig
  • January 2019

RISK ADVISER
No Smoking, Please

Life insurers may be tempted to base underwriting on a policyholder’s physical activity while eschewing deadly habits like smoking.

  • Julianne Callaway
  • January 2019

TECHNOLOGY
Measuring Metrics

Taking the long view with the right key performance indicators.

  • Pat Saporito
  • January 2019

REGULATORY/LAW
Seeing Signals

Dialogue and cooperation are necessary to face the many challenges, including cyberrisk, to the insurance industry today and in the future.

  • Howard Mills
  • January 2019

THE LAST WORD
Go to the Dogs

Insurance organizations have been slower to adopt the concept of pet-friendly workplaces, but some are starting to open their doors to pets.

  • Lori Chordas
  • January 2019

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
NAIC Taps Maine Regulator for Top Spot

Also: China Life names new chairman; Brit Specialty taps chief underwriting officer; the Insured Retirement Institute gets new president and Hawaii appoints new captive insurance administrator.

  • January 2019

INSURANCE MARKETING
Revving Up a Rebrand

Foremost Insurance rebrands its automobile business and the NFL continues to attract insurance advertising.

  • Lori Chordas
  • January 2019

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
Calculated Risks

Industry professionals discuss the many roles auditors and actuaries play in the insurance industry with AMBestTV.

  • January 2019

IN THE NEWS
Success of UK Whiplash Bill Brings Relief, Insurers Say

The Association of British Insurers says the bill was designed to fix “a broken system.”

  • Robert O'Connor
  • January 2019

IN THE NEWS
European Court of Auditors Calls for Stronger Action on Floods

Report points to major challenges surrounding flood insurance and risk management.

  • Robert O'Connor
  • January 2019

IN THE NEWS
Axa XL Forgoes Premiums in Climate Sustainability Move

List includes coal plants, coal mines, oil sands extraction and pipelines.

  • David Pilla
  • January 2019

IN THE NEWS
Regulatory Update

Principle-based reserving, wildfire liability and auto insurance are a focus.

  • January 2019

WHAT AM BEST SAYS
Asbestos and Environmental Losses Continue

Best’s Market Segment Report (Excerpt): No Slowdown in Asbestos and Environmental Claims (November 28, 2018)

  • January 2019

AM BEST WEBINARS
A Sharing Economy

AM Best’s webinar focuses on how the insurance industry must keep up with changes regarding new lifestyles. Also, the outlook for global reinsurance and upcoming webinars.

  • January 2019

AM BEST TV & RADIO
Wildfires, Wearables and Brexit

AMBestTV reports on how the California wildfires may affect the industry, the possible loss of passporting rights post-Brexit and how younger insureds are embracing wearables.

  • January 2019

INDUSTRY UPDATES
The Right Fit

Guy Carpenter head of innovation: Wave of insurtech startups has insurers looking for answers.

  • Meg Green
  • January 2019

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Lower Expectations

Swiss Re report: Slowdown in mortality improvement puts life industry on alert.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • January 2019

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Motion Denied

Appeals court blocks American Home motion for relief in WTC asbestos case.

  • David Pilla
  • January 2019

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