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LIFE INSURANCE
A New Road Map

LIMRA CEO David Levenson is preaching innovation, customer-centricity and a global viewpoint as life insurers struggle to catch up with today’s accelerating pace of change.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • November 2019

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AT LARGE
Heading for Trouble

Three trends suggest the market is in for a rough ride.

  • Stephen Catlin
  • November 2019

RISK ADVISER
The Rise and Rise of D&O

Corporations and their insurers must deploy risk mitigation strategies to rein in pricey lawsuits.

  • Paul Horgan
  • November 2019

HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE
Home, Volatile Homeowners

A look across nearly five decades of homeowners results shows a market that was never for the faint of heart.

  • Lori Chordas
  • November 2019

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HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE
From Reactive to Proactive

Hippo’s McCathron: Technology allows homeowners insurers to care for policyholders before and after natural disasters strike.

  • Kate Smith
  • November 2019


WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Stress Relief

State legislatures are addressing workers’ comp coverage for first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Kate Smith
  • November 2019


CONFERENCE COVERAGE
The Bitter Truth About Sugar

Praedicat’s Reville: Will sugar join the insurance risk hot list?

  • Meg Green
  • November 2019

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Making It Work

Workers’ comp turns in profitable results, but insurers face competitive pressure. Also, the new CEO of LIMRA and LOMA speaks of rapid change. Homeowners insurers face volatility in a range of states.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • November 2019

WORKERS' COMPENSATION
An Oasis in the Desert

The workers’ comp industry remains healthy thanks to a robust job market and sharp underwriting. But headwinds loom on the horizon.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • November 2019

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
Workers’ Treatment

Experts discuss the latest trends and challenges in the workers’ compensation insurance market with AMBestTV.

  • November 2019

HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE
Unearthing History

Homeowners insurance policies help guide archeological discoveries at James Monroe's Highland estate in Virginia.

  • Kate Smith
  • November 2019

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Wyoming, Tennessee Name Insurance Commissioners

Also: MS Amlin expands reinsurance leadership role, CNO Financial names chief actuary and co-founder of Humana dies at 88.

  • November 2019

WHAT AM BEST SAYS
A Look at Innovation

AM Best director’s overview of updated innovation criteria.

  • John Weber
  • November 2019

NEXT WAVE
Encouraging EI

Fostering emotional intelligence in coworkers will improve team success.

  • Carly Burnham
  • November 2019

REGULATORY/LAW
Privacy Rules

California’s strong laws dealing with privacy may influence the insurance industry across the U.S.

  • Theodore P. Augustinos
  • November 2019

TECHNOLOGY
High Score

The Net Promoter Score gives insurers perspective to engage customers and grow their businesses.

  • Gates Ouimette
  • November 2019

CONFERENCE COVERAGE
ILS Market Calms After Storms

Hannover Re executive says the hype over insurance-linked securities is over.

  • Meg Green
  • November 2019

CONFERENCE COVERAGE
‘A Win-Win Situation’

Phoenix CRetro Re CEO: Sovereign cat bonds offer important protections for infrastructure projects such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

  • Meg Green
  • November 2019

INSURANCE MARKETING
On Display

New York Life will debut a new float during this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and an industry expert shares tips for driving voluntary benefits engagement.

  • Lori Chordas
  • November 2019

IN THE NEWS
Canada’s Proposed Reinsurance Rule Changes Raise Concerns

Industry group says rule would be asking P/C insurers to be fully capitalized against remote loss scenarios.

  • David Pilla
  • November 2019

IN THE NEWS
Regulatory Update

Washington state limits lawsuits against adjusters and California extends electronic life insurer communications law.

  • November 2019

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Going Up

North Carolina homeowners rates to rise an average 4%.

  • November 2019

AM BEST TV & RADIO
Market Dynamics Among the Topics at InsureTech Connect

AMBestTV reports on the InsureTech Connect conference in Las Vegas, which brought leaders of technology startups together with insurers and brokers. AMBestRadio discusses the need to update life insurance policies.

  • November 2019

AM BEST WEBINARS
Dealing With Change Today, Artificial Intelligence Technologies

An AM Best webinar explores why developing innovative solutions early is smart business strategy and how AI is transforming the insurance industry.

  • November 2019

THE LAST WORD
All in the Name

The financial stakes for domain names are higher than ever, and several insurance-related domain names are now among some of the costliest in the world.

  • Lori Chordas
  • November 2019

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