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COVER STORY
Pushing Back

Insurers seek to reduce claims by funding an anti-bullying app that allows anonymous reporting.

  • Meg Green
  • August 2018

REINSURANCE
Backstopping the Mortgage Market

The reinsurance industry sees plenty of opportunity in the $1.7 trillion mortgage market, taking on risk from private mortgage insurers and directly from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • Martin Wolk
  • August 2018

REINSURANCE
Opening the Cyber Door

As ransomware and other cyberattacks proliferate, insurers are managing their exposures by sharing risk with reinsurers. Reinsurers are answering the call.

  • Lori Chordas
  • August 2018

CAPTIVES
Captive Developments

New legal and regulatory developments related to cannabis and the federal terrorism backstop are creating potential opportunities for captive insurers.

  • Lori Chordas
  • August 2018


FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
The Power Imbalance

Bullies seek to take advantage of a power imbalance. Insurers are helping to pay to implement an anti-bullying app that gives students and school staff the ability to push back.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • August 2018

REINSURANCE
Appetite For Longevity?

America's looming retirement crisis and mispriced longevity products present a 'massive' growth opportunity for life reinsurers.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • August 2018

CAPTIVES
Reacting to Rates

Experts: Slow increase in interest rates likely to help captives’ portfolios.

  • Meg Green
  • August 2018

CAPTIVES
New Life

Reinsurers in Bermuda are finding new growth in old business.

  • Meg Green
  • August 2018

ASSET MANAGEMENT
A Slight Shift

A Best’s Special Report explains why European insurers are adjusting their asset allocations.

  • Yvette Essen
  • August 2018

TECHNOLOGY
People Power

Technology is only as smart and helpful as the humans who created it.

  • Travis MacMillian
  • August 2018

CEO INTERVIEW
Just the Beginning

As Starr Companies gears up for its centennial anniversary next year, CEO Greenberg explains how he aims to build the next global insurance powerhouse.

  • Lee McDonald
  • August 2018

NEXT WAVE
A Better Experience

Insurtech firms are attempting to serve customers in ways they want to be served. Traditional carriers need to use their insurance expertise to outdo the insurtechs in customer experience.

  • Carly Burnham
  • August 2018

AT LARGE
Targeted Questions

What to ask to determine how much artificial intelligence could help your firm.

  • William H. Panning
  • August 2018

RISK ADVISER
Lessons Learned

The damage caused by Hurricane Maria to Puerto Rico can help build a bridge to resilience.

  • Paul Horgan
  • August 2018

REGULATORY/LAW
A Direct Answer

U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sides with insurers in looking to plain langage to define causation language in cyber coverage case.

  • Alan Rutkin
  • August 2018

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Former Lloyd's CEO Joins International Broker Ardonagh

Other changes include new leaders at Capsicum Re, Berkshire Hathaway's multiparty health foray and more.

  • August 2018

INSURANCE MARKETING
Focus on the Family

Insurance marketers eye addressable television, BB&T rebrands its retail broker.

  • Lori Chordas
  • August 2018

BEST'S CALENDAR
A Look at Upcoming Industry Conferences and Events

August meetings and conferences include the NAIC Summer National Meeting in Boston and the Vermont Captive Insurance Association annual conference in Burlington, Vt.

  • August 2018

SPOTLIGHT
UK Reinsurer Flood Re Offers Vision of Its Own Demise

Plus developments at Lloyd's and the U.S. health market.

  • Robert O'Connor and Meg Green
  • August 2018

REGULATORY UPDATE
California's Jones Orders Comp Writers to Report Federal Tax Savings

Plus developments in life, captives and surplus lines.

  • August 2018

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
Captive Comments

Insurance industry experts discuss the latest hot topics and challenges in the captive insurance market with A.M. BestTV.

  • August 2018

A.M. BEST'S TV & RADIO
Solvency II. Cyber. Where Will The New Adjusters Come From?

A.M. BestTV speaks with Anthony Silverman, associate director of analytics, A.M. Best, about Solvency II. Cyber take-up rates and pricing strategies are discussed in an interview with Fred Eslami, associate director, and Bobby Skrabal, industry analyst, A.M. Best.

  • August 2018

A.M. BEST WEBINARS
Webinars in Focus

State of the captive insurance market and cyber becomes personal.

  • August 2018

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS
IMAGIN a New Way

In a roundtable discussion, A.M. Best experts discuss the framework for the new Freddie Mac mortgage credit risk transfer program, IMAGIN.

  • John Weber
  • August 2018

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS
The Rise Of MILS

A.M. Best experts discuss mortgage-related insurance-linked securities as a substitute for traditional reinsurance.

  • John Weber
  • August 2018

WHAT A.M. BEST SAYS
Briefing Examines Tax Reform and Captive Ratings

Best’s Briefing: Tax Reform: No Impact on Captive Ratings Anticipated (June 14, 2018)

  • A.M. Best Company
  • August 2018

INDUSTRY UPDATES
For Marine Consultant, Spread of Cyber At Sea Means Multiplication of Risk

Plus a look at commercial auto, the threats from big data and Munich Re enters a joint venture.

  • August 2018

LAST WORD
On High Alert

A spate of high-profile sexual misconduct incidents at U.S. colleges and universities is shining a spotlight on the need for insurance and risk management.

  • Lori Chordas
  • August 2018

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The Question

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