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MARIJUANA: EMERGING RISKS
Growth Industry

As states across the country move to legalize cannabis, insurers assess the risks but remain cautious of market entry.

  • Kate Smith
  • April 2019

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MARIJUANA: LIFE INSURANCE
A Green Shift

U.S. life insurers’ attitudes toward marijuana are evolving, with some carriers reevaluating their underwriting protocols. But the majority remain conservative and charge smoker rates.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • April 2019

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW
Lessons in Leadership

AIG’s Duperreault: Learn to manage diversity or be left behind.

  • Lee McDonald
  • April 2019

ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE
Studying Options

A published, peer-reviewed study tested the effectiveness of traditional lockdown versus multi-option responses in simulations of school-shooting incidents. The results raise questions about the effectiveness of traditional lockdown.

  • Cheryl Lero Jonson, Joseph A. Hendry, Melissa M. Moon
  • April 2019

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EDITOR'S DESK
Changes Ahead

From the Editor’s Desk: A legal marijuana industry emerges, but state and federal laws put insurers and risk managers in a bind. April’s issue also examines a peer-reviewed study that tested active shooter responses.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • April 2019

ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE
In Support of Lockdown

Options-based active shooter training is a high-risk and high-liability proposition in a K-12 school setting. Effectively implemented lockdowns do not create target-rich environments.

  • Kenneth S. Trump
  • April 2019

ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE
No Easy Answers

A school safety expert cautions insurers to closely examine the types of training programs their insureds are using to prepare and respond to active shooter incidents.

  • Lori Chordas
  • April 2019

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Fighting Myopia

CNA Chief Diversity Officer Joyce Trimuel says differing views generate better outcomes.

  • Lee McDonald
  • April 2019

RISK MANAGEMENT
Wish List

Risk managers weigh in on what they’d like from insurance carriers.

  • Kate Smith
  • April 2019

THE LAST WORD
On Alert

A rash of cyberattacks that target online cryptocurrencies could soon generate a spike in business interruption and liability claims.

  • Lori Chordas
  • April 2019

THE NEXT WAVE
When to Say No

How to weigh the pros and cons of accepting new opportunities.

  • Carly Burnham
  • April 2019

RISK ADVISER
A Stubborn Truth

Debunking the many misconceptions homeowners and business owners have about flood insurance.

  • Lance Ewing
  • April 2019

TECHNOLOGY
The Data Divide

Data ethics and data governance need to be part of every employee’s onboarding, highlighting their responsibility along the supply chain.

  • Pat Saporito
  • April 2019

REGULATORY/LAW
Good Times and Bad

The trauma of the financial crisis needs to be remembered even as new threats become a growing concern.

  • Howard Mills
  • April 2019

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Former CFO at AIG Joins Health Insurtech Oscar

Also: New commissioners in Connecticut and West Virginia, former Lloyd’s chairman dies at 85 and Arch Capital names chief risk officer.

  • April 2019

IN THE NEWS
New Cybersecurity Law in Effect in Ohio

The law requires insurers to create a comprehensive information security program.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • April 2019

IN THE NEWS
New SIFI Process Proposed, Will Focus on Systemic Risks

The proposed guidance would put in place a new approach first suggested in 2017.

  • Frank Klimko
  • April 2019

IN THE NEWS
Regulatory Update

A risk retention group is placed into receivership. State legislators move to limit balance-billing and create invisible reinsurance pool. Private flood insurance growing in Pennsylvania.

  • April 2019

INSURANCE MARKETING
Spreading the Word

Cigna is using star power to encourage individuals to get an annual check-up, and American Family acquires naming rights to the home of MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers.

  • Lori Chordas
  • April 2019

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
Model Behavior

Industry experts talk to AMBestTV about the success and challenges of using risk models.

  • April 2019

DIRECTORS & OFFICERS INSURANCE
It’s Complicated

Unanticipated risks, growing legal defense costs and undisclosed cybersecurity exposures are challenging the directors and officers insurance business.

  • Meg Green
  • April 2019

WHAT AM BEST SAYS
US Property/Casualty Financial Results Improve

Best’s Market Segment Report (Excerpt): 2019 Review & Preview: US Property/Casualty (Feb. 26, 2019)

  • April 2019

AM BEST WEBINARS
Tech Making Waves

An AM Best webinar examines what the latest tech wave means for insurers and how companies need to keep pace. Also, experts discuss four trends that will fuel future ETF growth and how these might affect portfolios.

  • April 2019

AM BEST TV & RADIO
Emerging Leaders, Data Analytics and ILS

AMBestTV reports on the inaugural 2019 Emerging Leaders Conference in Miami. Also QBE North America’s Russell Johnston on specialty coverage; Aon’s Eric Andersen on data analytics and risk solutions; and Swiss Re’s Judith Klugman on insurance-linked securities. AMBest Radio presents discussions on a new risk barometer and changing business models.

  • April 2019

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Information Controversy

Industry pushes back against proposed ban on education, occupation in underwriting auto in California.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • April 2019

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