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AUTO INSURANCE
Detour

As technology reduces risks—and eventually the number of drivers on the road—auto insurers explore new business models as they brace for an era of tighter premiums.

  • Mary Diduch
  • October 2018

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EXPENSE MANAGEMENT
Shifting Costs

Insurers aren’t spending less; they’re spending differently.

  • Kate Smith
  • October 2018

LIFE INSURANCE
A Targeted Focus

Amalgamated Life’s new CEO Paul Mallen faces the fierce competition of the workplace benefits space while plotting expansion in his first year running the midsize insurer.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • October 2018

ASSET MANAGEMENT
The End Draws Near

A Best’s Review panel on U.S. life/health insurers’ investing sees a benign economic landscape in the near term, but the cycle has reached an ‘uncomfortable point’ as its conclusion approaches.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • October 2018

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Warning Signs

Auto insurers face hard questions about their business models in an era where new technology may lead to a smaller market with fewer drivers.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • October 2018

CATASTROPHIC RISK
On the Agenda

In a conversation about their book Mastering Catastrophic Risk, Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem say risk management is a value-creating strategy and companies need to be unsurprised by surprise.

  • Lori Chordas
  • October 2018

AUTO INSURANCE
Driving Value

A new study reveals the characteristics and strategies of high-performing auto insurers.

  • Bill Pieroni
  • October 2018

NEXT WAVE
New Expectations

Today’s businesses understand that younger employees want to be valued at their jobs. It’s time the insurance industry follows suit.

  • Carly Burnham
  • October 2018

AT LARGE
Drawer Full of SOCs

System and Organization Control can help insurers comply with cybersecurity law.

  • Dianne Batistoni
  • October 2018

RISK ADVISER
Bad Company

Not all clients are valuable. Insurers must learn to recognize their customers’ toxic traits and weed out the ones that don’t offer a sustainable relationship.

  • Lance Ewing
  • October 2018

TECHNOLOGY
Machines to People

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are aiding in loss prevention and business processes in new ways.

  • Pat Saporito
  • October 2018

REGULATORY/LAW
Global Threat

International organizations call for action to focus on emerging risks, including addressing climate-related issues.

  • Howard Mills
  • October 2018

LAST WORD
Costly Embrace

A young boy’s mishap with an expensive sculpture is shining a spotlight on insurers’ growing use of subrogation to recover claims paid to insureds.

  • Lori Chordas
  • October 2018

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Vantis Life CEO to Retire at Year End

Also: AIG names a new CEO for Lexington, FWD appoints a former AIG executive as managing director and Travelers appoints a successor to CFO Benet.

  • October 2018

WHAT A.M. BEST SAYS
Special Report Focuses on Cyber Insurance

Best's Special Report (Excerpt): Cyber Insurance Market: Stress Testing the Future (August 20, 2018)

  • A.M. Best Company
  • October 2018

INSURANCE MARKETING
Seven More Years

Cattolica Assicurazioni enters rugby partnership, Vitality partners with English football club Chelsea and State Farm leads the way in brand recognition.

  • Lori Chordas
  • October 2018

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
Expense Accounts

Insurance industry experts discuss the causes and impact of regulation and weather events on expenses with A.M.BestTV.

  • October 2018

SPOTLIGHTS
Workplace Savings and AIG

Trump executive order focuses on workplace savings plans. AIG CEO cites 'crazy' previous organizational structure.

  • October 2018

REGULATORY UPDATE
Auto Insurance Affordability

Consumer groups seek rejection of auto insurance affordability report. Plus regulatory developments in California and Australia.

  • October 2018

A.M. BEST'S WEBINARS, TV & RADIO
Today's Surplus Lines Market, Hawaii and a Hang-Gliding RRG

A panel of industry leaders reviews the surplus lines market. A.M. BestTV on Hawaii and flood insurance. A.M. Best Radio on a risk retention group devoted to hang gliders.

  • October 2018

TECHNOLOGY
Shows Promise

Better movement of information via blockchain may spark captive growth.

  • Meg Green
  • October 2018

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Trade Disputes, Brexit and Insurtechs

Recent changes in the political environment cause difficulty for insurtech startups.

  • David Pilla
  • October 2018

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The Question

What are some of the insurance issues you are most concerned about for 2019?

Email your answer to bestreviewcomment@ambest.com.
Responses will be published in a future issue.

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