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UNDERWRITING
The Write Stuff

The best underwriters bring more than just technical skills to the table. Increasingly, they are the business builders of their organizations.

  • Kate Smith
  • October 2019

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UNDERWRITING
Top Trends in Underwriting

The industry applies lessons learned and begins to realize the potential of game-changing tools.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • October 2019

UNDERWRITING
The Rise of the Super Underwriter

Datacubes’ Alampi: Technology like artificial intelligence is elevating the role of the underwriter.

  • Kate Smith
  • October 2019

AUTO INSURANCE
Driving Distribution

U.S. private passenger auto insurers have followed a winding road over the last five decades, including the exodus of many leading writers. The industry is changing due to the growing clout of direct writers, more-demanding consumers and evolving distribution strategies.

  • Lori Chordas
  • October 2019

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AUTO INSURANCE
Race to the Top

Progressive and Geico have established a foothold and are closing in on No.1 State Farm in the U.S. private passenger auto insurance market.

  • Renée Kiriluk-Hill
  • October 2019

LIFE INSURANCE
Mr. Kalamarides Goes to Washington

Prudential Group Insurance President Jamie Kalamarides views advocating for financial wellness solutions as good for business and good for American workers. And Congress seems to be listening.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • October 2019

LIFE INSURANCE
‘The Best of Times… the Worst of Times’

Life insurance expert Colin Devine says the industry is experiencing a greater demand for products from retiring baby boomers while feeling the strain of the low interest rate environment.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • October 2019

TERRORISM
Get Ready

While insurers wait for Congress to renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act in 2020 they should begin analyzing possible vulnerable exposures and identify which risks to mitigate.

  • Emil Metropoulos
  • October 2019

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Power of the Pen

Underwriters need more than just technical prowess to excel. Also: Auto insurance data shows how top carriers have changed over the decades and an emerging three-way battle for the top spot in private passenger auto.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • October 2019

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Everest Re Taps Chubb Executive as Future CEO

Also: Brighthouse Financial appoints CFO, Aegon names successor to CEO Wynaendts, and AIG appoints EVP-chief human resources officer.

  • October 2019

NEXT WAVE
Harnessing Emotions

Put these tactics to work to improve emotional intelligence.

  • Carly Burnham
  • October 2019

RISK ADVISER
Ready for Takeoff

Insurers need to get on board with the growing space tourism industry.

  • Lance Ewing
  • October 2019

TECHNOLOGY
All Hands on Deck

The journey to becoming truly data-driven requires a concerted effort by everyone within an organization.

  • Pat Saporito
  • October 2019

REGULATORY/LAW
Tech Race

Like space exploration 50 years ago, technology advancements in the insurance industry today face enthusiasm as well as skepticism.

  • Howard Mills
  • October 2019

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
Auto Observations

Industry experts discuss the challenges facing the auto insurance market with AMBestTV.

  • October 2019

INSURANCE MARKETING
Now Hear This

Axa uses sonic branding to bolster its brand, and an industry expert shares tips for maintaining strong agency relationships.

  • Lori Chordas
  • October 2019

IN THE NEWS
Swiss Re: Global Economy Less Economically Resilient

Switzerland, Canada and the U.S. have the highest economic resilience.

  • Iris Lai
  • October 2019

IN THE NEWS
Regulatory Update

Tennessee gets new insurance commissioner and California bill could impact long-term care insurers.

  • October 2019

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Growing Up

Developing insurtech P/C writers show market traction.

  • October 2019

AM BEST TV
Cats, Economy Among Topics at Rendez-Vous

AMBestTV reports on the annual Rendez-Vous de Septembre conference in Monte Carlo.Topics discussed included the fragile global economy, catastrophe activity and new technology. AMBestRadio features segments on collateralized reinsurance and the use of technology to mitigate wildfires.

  • October 2019

AM BEST WEBINARS
The AI Imperative, State of the Global Re Market

An AM Best webinar features a discussion of how artificial intelligence is transforming the insurance industry. Also, AM Best analysts and industry participants review financial results for the global reinsurance sector.

  • October 2019

THE LAST WORD
Down on the Farm

Cybercriminals are harvesting a new target sector: farmers and connected farming equipment.

  • Lori Chordas
  • October 2019

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