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DATA
The Wild West of Data

Insurers are moving from static data sources to real-time, dynamic information, but privacy concerns have emerged as an imposing obstacle.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • May 2019

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DATA: UNDERWRITING
Data Driven

An explosion of data and advancements in analytics is shifting underwriting from an art to a science.

  • Kate Smith
  • May 2019

DATA: LIFE INSURANCE
A Revolution in Underwriting

The race to develop accelerated products has driven life insurers to cautiously embrace the next generation of data.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • May 2019

DATA: HEALTH INSURANCE
Weighing in on Wearables

Consumer and medical wearable devices are opening up a new data portal for health insurers, but many are still grappling with how to use that information.

  • Lori Chordas
  • May 2019

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EMERGING LEADERS CONFERENCE
Own Your Career

Stanley Galanski, president and CEO of Navigators: To build a successful company, focus on communication, results, authenticity and people.

  • Best's Review staff
  • May 2019

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
A Sharper Image

From the Editor’s Desk: Insurers gain a clearer picture of risk with their use of data. May’s issue also looks at industry innovation and how an insurer is hoping to alleviate concerns about the reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx in England and Scotland.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • May 2019

DATA: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
Technology and Transformation

Insurance panel: Genomics, blockchain are likely to be “big transformable technology” for the insurance industry.

  • Kate Smith
  • May 2019

DATA: TECHNOLOGY
Words That Bind

Insurance policies have no shortage of clauses and endorsements. Insurers, however, often have little idea of the promises being made or the exposures they are covering.

  • Kate Smith
  • May 2019

THE LAST WORD
Into the Wild

A U.K. specialty insurer is trying to alleviate the concerns of sheep farmers who are concerned about a push to reintroduce the extinct lynx in England and Scotland.

  • Lori Chordas
  • May 2019

WHAT AM BEST SAYS
AM Best Assesses Innovation in Draft Criteria

Methodology and Criteria (Excerpt): Scoring and Assessing Innovation

  • May 2019

WHAT AM BEST SAYS
Looking Beyond Technology

AM Best’s Gillard discusses AM Best’s new innovation criteria.

  • Kate Smith
  • May 2019

IN THE NEWS
On the Radar Screen

AM Best’s Mosher: We’re looking much more closely at insurers’ wildfire risk.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • May 2019

AT LARGE
Dedication to Data

Insurers must use data more efficiently or be left behind.

  • Stephen Catlin
  • May 2019

RISK ADVISER
Break New Ground

Life insurers are using digital health data to streamline the underwriting process.

  • Sue Wehrman
  • May 2019

TECHNOLOGY
Data Everywhere

The internet of things, along with an AI assist, is revolutionizing insurance.

  • Mike de Waal
  • May 2019

REGULATORY/LAW
Don't Stifle It

Rules need to manage privacy and cybersecurity developments without suppressing insurers’ uses of data.

  • Theodore P. Augustinos
  • May 2019

NEXT WAVE
A Knack for Networking

Making connections with others in the industry is an important part of a successful career.

  • Carly Burnham
  • May 2019

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
UK Property/Casualty Underwriter Direct Line Names CEO

Also: H.W. Kaufman Group appoints its first chief compliance officer, MetLife makes executive changes; and founder of NAPSLO dies at 87.

  • May 2019

INSURANCE MARKETING
What You Need

Liberty Mutual debuts two new advertising spokesmen and American Family Insurance unveils the second ad in its “This Dream” campaign.

  • Lori Chordas
  • May 2019

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
A Look at Innovation

Industry professionals discuss with AMBestTV how innovation is impacting the insurance industry.

  • May 2019

ASSET MANAGEMENT
Expecting to Grow

A study shows more than 600 insurance companies were using exchange-traded funds in their investment portfolios in 2017.

  • Meg Green
  • May 2019

AM BEST WEBINARS
Effects of Social Media, IoT

An AM Best webinar examines how social media is increasingly being used in insurance claims investigations. Also, panelists look at new technologies such as the internet of things that are poised to further transform homeowners coverage.

  • May 2019

AM BEST TV & RADIO
Captives’ Association Meets in Arizona

Also on AMBestTV, Novarica’s Wein on Boeing’s woes and AM Best’s Keenan on insurtechs and innovation. AMBestRadio presents discussions on leadership skills and blockchain.

  • May 2019

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Open for Business

Regulators: Private flood Insurance needs tweaking to take off in the United States.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • May 2019

IN THE NEWS
Regulatory Update

Financial adviser bill nixed in Maryland and China issues guidelines for asset-liability management for insurers.

  • May 2019

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