Best's Review

A.M. BEST'S MONTHLY INSURANCE MAGAZINE


ADVERTISEMENT

FLOOD INSURANCE
Opening the Floodgates

As the federal government opens the flood insurance market to private insurers, the industry speaks about the risks, the need for more data and the way forward.

  • Best's Review staff
  • December 2018

ADVERTISEMENT

MARINE INSURANCE
Rough Seas

A perfect storm of business challenges is roiling the waters in the marine insurance market.

  • Adrian Leonard and Patricia Vowinkel
  • December 2018

ACTIVE SHOOTER
A Response to Tragedy

The insurance industry is creating new policies designed to cover liability from gun violence and to provide benefits to victims.

  • Meg Green
  • December 2018

HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE
Plugging The Leaks

Non-weather-related water damage is the second-leading cause of homeowners claims. New tech tools are helping to drive down those losses.

  • Lori Chordas
  • December 2018

ADVERTISEMENT


FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Water, Water, Everywhere

Private insurers eye the U.S. flood insurance market while marine insurers in London pull back from certain lines of business.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • December 2018

ASSET MANAGEMENT
The Long & Winding Road

Steve Friedman’s unorthodox career path took him from practicing law to investment banking to a unique, hybrid position with Pan-American Life, managing both its investment portfolio and its business growth strategy, reflecting a reinvented role amid changing industry dynamics.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • December 2018

INSURANCE-LINKED SECURITIES
ILS Wrapup

Interviews from the networking event for the insurance-linked securities, alternative reinsurance, and convergence marketplace held in Hamilton, Bermuda. The following are interviews from A.M.BestTV’s coverage of the event.

  • Meg Green
  • December 2018

REGULATION
Ten Years Post-Crisis

The former Federal Insurance Office director says the regulatory changes stemming from the financial crisis may not have been popular, but they left the nation better prepared to handle future downturns in the economy.

  • Kate Smith
  • December 2018

MEASURING PROFITABILITY
Rating Return

Return on equity can be a valuable measuring tool, but not for everyone.

  • Kate Smith and Jeff Roberts
  • December 2018

MEASURING PROFITABILITY
Hitting the Targets

Assurant’s CEO explains how the company tries to meet its key financial goals.

  • Kate Smith
  • December 2018

INLAND MARINE
Art Lessons

Inland marine experts say the hot market for art lures fraudsters.

  • Meg Green
  • December 2018

NEXT WAVE
A New Focus

As post-millennials enter the workforce, insurers must recognize their unique characteristics.

  • Carly Burnham
  • December 2018

AT LARGE
Maximizing Analytics

Simple tools can produce significant results.

  • Bill Panning
  • December 2018

RISK ADVISER
Friends for Life

Studies consistently indicate that those who engage in social activities have less mortality risk and that social isolation and loneliness increase that risk.

  • Hilary Henly
  • December 2018

REGULATORY/LAW
Fire on Water

Shipboard fires are still the most dangerous threat to life and property at sea.

  • David Y. Loh
  • December 2018

TECHNOLOGY
Sustainability

Insurers must recognize the financial impact and benefit of investing in sustainable technology.

  • Gates Ouimette
  • December 2018

THE LAST WORD
Winter Wonderland

Outdoor holiday light displays are igniting a host of liabilities for insurers, including fires, injuries and distracted-driver accidents.

  • Lori Chordas
  • December 2018

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Aetna/CVS Merger Affects Execs

Also: AHIP adds COO, two EVPs; Country Financial’s Kurt Bock plans to retire and Jim Jacobs named CEO; Munich Re Names UK Life CEO.

  • December 2018

INSURANCE MARKETING
Brand New Day

Guardian launches its first major brand campaign in more than 150 years and Allianz to become a Worldwide Olympic Partner in 2021.

  • Lori Chordas
  • December 2018

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
A Mixed Bag

Experts from the insurance industry discuss the emerging risks and growth areas that are impacting the multifaceted inland marine market with A.M.BestTV.

  • December 2018

IN THE NEWS
Midterm Elections Overturn Political Landscape

U.S. House flip to Democrats ends ACA repeal, raises new roadblocks to deregulation.

  • Frank Klimko
  • December 2018

IN THE NEWS
Regulatory Update

Retirement savings and risk corridor payments are a focus.

  • December 2018

WHAT A.M. BEST SAYS
Charting a Path to Property/Casualty Innovation

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

  • December 2018

A.M. BEST WEBINARS
Reinventing Distribution

A.M. Best’s webinar focuses on direct-to-consumer channel efforts. Also, coming soon, digital maturity and the sharing economy.

  • December 2018

A.M. BEST TV & RADIO
Insurtech Growth and Interest in Weather

A.M.BestTV reports on the InsureTech Connect conference and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America’s annual meeting and other industry gatherings.

  • December 2018

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Building Support

Successful microinsurance products are built on good data.

  • John Weber
  • December 2018

ADVERTISEMENT

The Question

What advice do you have for young people considering a career in insurance?

Email your answer to bestreviewcomment@ambest.com.
See the latest reader responses.

ADVERTISEMENT

Current Issue

Subscribe



ADVERTISEMENT