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From left to right. Top row: Pina Albo, Hamilton Insurance; Roger Crandall, MassMutual; Dennis Glass, Lincoln Financial Group; Jim Morris, Pacific Life. Second row: Robert D. (Bob) O’Leary, Philadelphia Insurance Cos.; Steve Rasmussen, Nationwide; Ben Salzmann, Acuity.

LEADERSHIP 2.0: CEO ADVICE
Words of Wisdom

Insurance industry leaders share their insights into leadership and what they have learned as they’ve moved up the ladder.

  • Lori Chordas, Jeff Roberts, Kate Smith
  • February 2019

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LEADERSHIP 2.0: PREPARING LEADERS
Generation Next

With boomers retiring and leadership requirements changing, the industry could face a leadership gap if it fails to develop its internal talent, especially Gen X.

  • Kate Smith
  • February 2019


Facelift: Swiss Re’s offices (above) have been redesigned to increase workspace flexibility.

LEADERSHIP 2.0: CREATIVE RETENTION
Retention Plan

Carriers get creative to keep employees happy.

  • Kate Smith
  • February 2019


LIFE INSURANCE
The Bitter Pill

Industry observers are seeing signs that claims from opioid deaths are rising, while shifts toward simplified underwriting and the middle market could increase exposure.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • February 2019

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EDITOR'S DESK
Leadership Transition

From the Editor’s Desk: Insurers seek leadership talent in Generation X, ready or not. The February issue also includes a look at the opioid epidemic and its impact on the life insurance industry.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • February 2019

LEADERSHIP 2.0: BOARD SUCCESSION
On Board

Julie Daum, of executive search firm Spencer Stuart, discusses the new skill set requirements needed in the boardroom and the ongoing search for next-generation directors.

  • Lori Chordas
  • February 2019

LEADERSHIP 2.0: INTERNS
A Talent Advantage

Insurers that offer college internship programs have an opportunity, in a hot job market, to get an early start on identifying promising job candidates.

  • Meg Green
  • February 2019

LEADERSHIP 2.0: RMI PROGRAMS
In the Middle of Nowhere

Building a successful risk management program at a college far from top insurance centers takes persistence and industry support.

  • J. Tim Query
  • February 2019

AM BEST RANKINGS
World’s Largest Insurers

China’s Ping An sees big gain as AM Best’s top 25 insurer lists show stability.

  • David Pilla
  • February 2019

NEXT WAVE
Keep a High Profile

A complete and updated social media presence shines a light on your professionalism and can give others career paths to follow.

  • Carly Burnham
  • February 2019

AT LARGE
Marketing Makeover

To attract young talent, the industry must do a better job selling itself.

  • Stephen Catlin
  • February 2019

RISK ADVISER
Try Another Way

Insureds have options prior to litigation to obtain claim resolution.

  • Lance Ewing
  • February 2019

TECHNOLOGY
The AI Insurer

With losses averted, the business model for the AI insurer is a shadow of its former self.

  • Edward H. Vandenberg
  • February 2019

REGULATORY/LAW
Money? Or Not?

The use of bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency brings up questions in several financial sectors, including insurance.

  • Alan Rutkin
  • February 2019

THE LAST WORD
On the Road Again

Modifying roadway design can drive down the frequency and severity of distracted driving accidents.

  • Lori Chordas
  • February 2019

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Liberty Rebrands, Appoints President of Ironshore Bermuda

Also: AIG names new chief financial officer, Royal London Group’s CEO to step down and longtime Cumberland Insurance CEO and chairman dies at 89.

  • February 2019

INSURANCE MARKETING
Full Force

Liberty National Life extends NASCAR series sponsorship and Kemper rebrands its subsidiaries.

  • Lori Chordas
  • February 2019

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
Talent Talk

Insurance industry professionals talk to AMBestTV about how they are meeting the challenge of attracting new talent to their companies.

  • February 2019

LIFE INSURANCE
A Growing Need

Limra’s Hartshorn: Asia, Latin America challenged by their burgeoning senior populations.

  • John Weber
  • February 2019

IN THE NEWS
Lloyd’s Exec: Succeeding In Innovation Requires Support

Trevor Maynard, head of innovation, Lloyd’s, said the market has pursued several initiatives aimed at fostering innovation.

  • Yvette Essen
  • February 2019

IN THE NEWS
Lloyd’s Confirms 2019 Electronic Placement Targets

To support electronic risk placement, Lloyd’s brokers need to connect to a recognized electronic platform by June.

  • David Pilla
  • February 2019

IN THE NEWS
Canopius’ CEO: West’s Reaction To Asia’s Rise Uncertain

Asian governments show a general commitment to building a regional economic powerhouse.

  • Best’s Review Staff
  • February 2019

IN THE NEWS
Regulatory Update

New insurance commissioners named, gender ban in auto insurance rate setting and the continuing impact of Brexit are in focus.

  • February 2019

WHAT AM BEST SAYS
AM Best Revises Global Reinsurance Segment Outlook

Best’s Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Global Reinsurance (December 6, 2018)

  • February 2019

AM BEST WEBINARS
Measuring Digital Maturity

AM Best’s webinar focuses on measuring insurance companies’ digital maturity. Also, a look at the increase of head injury claims and an upcoming webinar on asset management.

  • February 2019

AM BEST TV & RADIO
Singapore Conference, Finances and Innovation

AMBestTV reports on some nonlife insurers in Japan looking beyond their borders and other news from the Singapore International Reinsurance Conference; improving women’s financial resiliency; and dealing with innovation.

  • February 2019

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Costly Breach

AIR estimates economic losses related to Marriott hotel chain data theft may reach $600 million.

  • David Pilla
  • February 2019

INDUSTRY UPDATES
A New Agenda

The CEO of the new American Property Casualty Insurance Association lays out the issues the group will focus on in 2019.

  • Renée Kiriluk-Hill
  • February 2019

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