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AM BEST'S MONTHLY INSURANCE MAGAZINE



LIFE INSURANCE
Past as Prologue

New York Life CEO Ted Mathas finds even amid the COVID-19 pandemic that the company’s 175-year history can be a guide to the future.

  • Terrence Dopp
  • September 2020

 

An Industry Transformed

Best's Review and AMBestTV teamed up for a cross-media project. In this four-part package, we assembled industry thought leaders to discuss technology, relevance, innovation and future solutions.

AN INDUSTRY TRANSFORMED
Digitally Native, Not by Choice

The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates how quickly insurers can adapt.

  • Kate Smith
  • September 2020

AN INDUSTRY TRANSFORMED
Innovation Now

Prodded by changes in regulations, the pandemic and the ratings process, insurers are finding new ways to improve and produce products.

  • John Weber
  • September 2020

AN INDUSTRY TRANSFORMED
Defending Relevancy

The global pandemic raises questions about the insurance industry’s present and future relevancy.

  • Meg Green
  • September 2020

AN INDUSTRY TRANSFORMED
Reaching Beyond the Industry

Pandemic risk is one of several exposures that have insurers looking outside of the industry for coverage.

  • Lee McDonald
  • September 2020

BUSINESS INTERRUPTION LITIGATION
Before the Bench

Test cases and consolidation requests emerged as business interruption complaints, driven by COVID-19, flowed into the courts this summer.

  • Kate Smith
  • September 2020

RISK ADVISER
On Watch

Insurers must monitor climate change legislation that threatens the industry.

  • Stephen Moriyama
  • September 2020

AT LARGE
15 Years After Katrina

Finding new and better ways to reduce loss and speed recovery remains a top priority.

  • Tony Kuczinski
  • September 2020

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Transformation Accelerated

Top insurance leaders share their thoughts about how the pandemic will impact the industry going forward. Also, a look at New York Life’s 175-year history and an examination of business interruption insurance litigation.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • September 2020

BEST'S RANKINGS
Top 50 World's Largest Reinsurance Groups

Ranked by unaffiliated gross premiums written in 2019.

  • September 2020

REGULATORY/LAW
Risk Transfer Mechanisms

Additional insured or contract indemnitee? What difference does it make?

  • Laura B. Dowgin
  • September 2020

ASSET MANAGEMENT
Hold the Line

Goldman Sachs Asset Management: Insurers likely to retain assets ahead of rebound from COVID-19 market dip.

  • Terrence Dopp
  • September 2020

TECHNOLOGY
A New Dawn

COVID-19 is realigning risks for insurers and bolstering consumer appetite for digital approaches.

  • Kenneth Saldanha
  • September 2020

WHAT AM BEST SAYS
Threats Continue

Ransomware incidents help to fuel growth of cyber coverage.

  • Best’s Review Staff
  • September 2020

THE LAST WORD
A Turn of Events

COVID-19 is forcing the cancellation of concerts and sports matches and bringing change to the event cancellation insurance market.

  • Lori Chordas
  • September 2020

BEST'S RANKINGS
Top U.S. Life/Health Insurers

Ranked by 2019 ordinary life business issued.

  • September 2020

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
New York Life Names Craig DeSanto President

Also, International Insurance Society president-CEO to retire, Aviva names successor to retiring CEO, and newly created COO role filled at Suncorp.

  • September 2020

INSURANCE MARKETING
Spread the Word

Badger Mutual’s Dan Wolfgram discusses the importance of building relationships and “overcommunicating” during challenging times like a global pandemic.

  • Lori Chordas
  • September 2020

WHAT READERS SAY
COVID-19 and Y2K

A reader shares experiences of dealing with a different ‘novel’ event years ago and looks at today’s challenges.

  • September 2020

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Relationship Troubles

APCIA: Regulators’ rejection of communicable disease exclusion filings threatens reinsurer/insurer alliances.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • September 2020

BOOKS
AM Best Trilogy: The Company, The Industry, The Man

AM Best publishes three books, which detail the history of AM Best, credit rating agencies and the life of Alfred M. Best.

  • September 2020

AM BEST TV & AUDIO
A Growing Range of Global Risks

Ships stuck in ports due to the pandemic cause concern, home insurance carriers face challenges in marketing and selling products, and confirming online identities takes various steps. AMBestTV and AMBestAudio report on stories from a number of sectors within the insurance industry.

  • September 2020

AM BEST RESEARCH & COMMENTARY
COVID-19 Impacts Cyber, Auto

AM Best says insurers should reassess their stress scenarios for cyber and notes that declining losses have offset declining premiums for auto insurers.

  • September 2020

CORPORATE CHANGES
Name Changes, Mergers, State Actions

London Life Reinsurance and Anchor Specialty are among the life/health and property/casualty insurers in the United States and Canada that have changed names or have had other corporate changes.

  • September 2020

AM BEST WEBINARS
The State of Global Reinsurance Markets, Surplus Lines and Wildfire Claims

Due to Rendez-Vous de Septembre in Monaco being canceled this year, AM Best will present its annual Reinsurance Market Briefing in a virtual format. Also, experts review the upsurge in wildfire-related claims activity and take a look at the surplus lines sector of the U.S.

  • September 2020

Digital Edition

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