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LIFE INSURANCE
Choosing Disruption

One year after taking the helm at John Hancock, CEO Marianne Harrison seeks to boost customer engagement and possibly reinvent the life insurance model, saying: "I love a challenge.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • November 2018

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HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE
A Burning Issue

The spread of wildfires in the United States raises new concerns about rates and the availability of homeowners insurance in parts of the nation.

  • Lori Chordas
  • November 2018

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW
Changing the World One Habit at a Time

Axa Group, one of the world’s largest insurers, has a long history of being involved in corporate social responsibility initiatives. Its chairman talks to A.M.BestTV about continuing the mission.

  • Lee McDonald
  • November 2018

HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE
The Long Tail of the Cat

Industry experts discuss how regulation is impacting the settling of claims from catastrophic events.

  • Meg Green
  • November 2018

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Taking Chances

John Hancock’s new CEO seeks to be a disrupter. Homeowners insurers, meanwhile, face steep losses this year from hurricanes and wildfires.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • November 2018

LOSS RESERVE TRENDS
Approaching the Line

Insurers have relied on reserve releases to bolster earnings, but that time may be coming to an end.

  • Kate Smith
  • November 2018

ASSET MANAGEMENT
Inflection Point

P/C insurers have an opportunity to increase book yield as short-term rates rise.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • November 2018

CONFERENCE COVERAGE
Rendez-Vous Recap

Reinsurers’ largest conference reveals the industry’s emerging risks, industry outlook and new opportunities.

  • Yvette Essen
  • November 2018

NEXT WAVE
Being There

The insurance industry’s responsibility to help their customers is exactly the type of challenge millennials and Gen Z members of the workforce want.

  • Carly Burnham
  • November 2018

AT LARGE
Smarter Tools

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can be buoys in a sea of data.

  • Scott G. Stephenson
  • November 2018

REGULATORY/LAW
Priority of Privacy

Just when you thought you were safe from, or compliant with, GDPR, the California Consumer Privacy Act comes along.

  • Theodore P. Augustinos
  • November 2018

TECHNOLOGY
Stand Out

The use of intelligent solutions across the enterprise can help insurers successfully improve outcomes and reinvent business processes.

  • Jim Bramblet
  • November 2018

THE LAST WORD
On Display

A 122-year-old life insurance application offers a glimpse inside a former U.S. president’s family history and lifestyle habits.

  • Lori Chordas
  • November 2018

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Former QBE CEO to Succeed Beale in Top Post at Lloyd’s

Also: Pru CEO Strangfeld to retire, Lloyd's Market Association names CEO and AIG appoints new chief information officer.

  • November 2018

WHAT A.M. BEST SAYS
Insurers’ Approaches to Innovation in the Spotlight

Best's Special Report (Excerpt): Insurers Agree Innovation Is Critical for Future Success (September 24, 2018)

  • November 2018

INSURANCE MARKETING
Center Stage

Actor Quaid wins new role as insurance spokesperson, AIA's new brand promise and CNO Financial extends marathon sponsorship.

  • November 2018

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
Home Matters

Experts from the insurance industry discuss with A.M.BestTV what’s impacting the homeowners insurance business.

  • November 2018

SPOTLIGHT ON LLOYD'S
Lloyd’s Backs Up Profitability Push With the Threat of Runoff

Affected lines include marine, international casualty, professional indemnity and energy.

  • November 2018

REGULATORY UPDATE
Flood Insurance

New developments with the National Flood Insurance Program and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • November 2018

A.M. BEST'S WEBINARS, TV & RADIO
Reinventing Distribution, Cannabis Concerns and Distracted Driving

A.M. Best's webinar focuses on direct-to-consumer channel efforts. A.M. BestTV travels to the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies conference and the WSIA conference. A.M. Best Radio speaks with Zendrive's Matus.

  • November 2018

INDUSTRY UPDATES
N.J. Bill Addresses Medical Marijuana Cover

The bill said marijuana has significant medical value when used in treatment of certain injuries and diseases, but use is limited because costs currently are not covered by insurance.

  • Thomas Harman
  • November 2018

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