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INSURTECH
Turning a Corner

Insurtechs go through a wave of consolidation and in some cases merge with each other as they move into their next stage of development.

  • Terrence Dopp
  • January 2021

INSURTECH
Laboratory of the Minds

How the Lloyd’s Lab, an insurtech accelerator, is building a bridge between the newest technology and the oldest insurance market.

  • Meg Green
  • January 2021

INSURTECH
A Healthy Dose of Reality

Discovery Limited’s founder and CEO Adrian Gore talks about understanding behavioral biases around wellness and incentivizing related lifestyle choices, especially during a pandemic.

  • Lori Chordas
  • January 2021

ENTREPRENEURIAL AGENT/BROKER
In Wholesale Distribution, Growth Is Propelled by Specialization, Talent and Tech

An expert panel distills the lessons of the Best Review–AM BestTV series on entrepreneurial agents and brokers.

  • Best’s Review Staff
  • January 2021

ANNUITIES
Burning at Both Ends

As consumers used to a bull market seek investment gains over guaranteed income, historically low interest rates complicate efforts of providers to meet the challenge.

  • Terrence Dopp
  • January 2021

INDUSTRY EVENTS
Meeting the COVID Challenge

Insurance industry event organizers keep options open, but many move to hybrid conferences amid 2021 pandemic uncertainty.

  • Renée Kiriluk-Hill
  • January 2021

LIABILITY CLAIMS
2021: The Year of Liability Claims

Pandemic-related claims and complaints are expected to keep insurers and courts particularly busy into the new year.

  • Ed Burtnette
  • January 2021

WORKERS' COMPENSATION
The Great Unknowns

Workers’ comp insurers face many uncertainties around COVID-related claims.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • January 2021

MENA
A Disciplined Response

Middle East and North Africa insurers change underwriting approach in response to quarantines, low oil prices.

  • Meg Green
  • January 2021

AT LARGE
An Insidious Risk

Technical debt is like a leaky pipe waiting to wreak havoc on a homeowner.

  • Bill Pieroni
  • January 2021

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Insurtech Moves

Noteworthy developments for insurtechs include IPOs and mergers. Best’s Review also provides listings and coverage of insurers in India and in the Middle East and North Africa region.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • January 2021

INDIA
A Simpler Solution

India’s insurance regulator mandates that life insurers offer a basic policy to individuals between 18 and 65 without restrictions on gender, place of residence, travel, occupation or educational qualifications.

  • David Pilla
  • January 2021

CEO INTERVIEW
(Climate) Change for the Better

Peak Re CEO Franz Hahn says the insurance industry should partner with government and academia to fast-track responses to global warming.

  • Meg Green
  • January 2021

EUROPE
AM Best: UK, European Insurers Under Increasing Pressure

Persistent low interest rates, other economic forces, and regulation have joined pandemic-related coverage as lingering issues, according to AM Best analysts.

  • David Pilla
  • January 2021

RISK ADVISER
Customers First

Insurers must offer quality customer service—especially during a hard market.

  • Lance Ewing
  • January 2021

REGULATORY/LAW
Election Effects

A Biden administration might signal the return to a dual regulatory dynamic for insurers.

  • Howard Mills
  • January 2021

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
AIG Spins Off Life and Retirement Businesses, Names CEO

TIAA’s president and CEO to retire, Tennessee has new insurance commissioner, RLI names only third CEO in 55 years and Vindati names chief executive officer.

  • January 2021

THE LAST WORD
A Song in His Heart

RenaissanceRe founder Jim Stanard pursues his lifelong passion while continuing his insurance career.

  • Lori Chordas
  • January 2021

WHAT AM BEST SAYS
Expert Opinions

AM Best: Survey reveals COVID bringing new challenges to professional lines.

  • John Weber
  • January 2021

INSURANCE MARKETING
Marketing Lessons From Asia

Content marketing, mobile communications and artificial intelligence challenge traditional approaches in rapidly developing markets.

  • Lori Chordas
  • January 2021

BOOKS
Firsthand Accounts Help Peers Move Forward

Bryan Falchuk uses case studies from seven carriers to demonstrate how the industry can adapt to changing expectations and customer demands.

  • John Weber
  • January 2021

IN THE NEWS
Major League Baseball Sues Over COVID Coverage Denials

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s office, 30 ball clubs and MLB affiliates seek billions of dollars from lost ticket sales, sponsorships and advertising revenue.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • January 2021

IN THE NEWS
Zurich Pandemic Insurance Plan Modeled On Crop Program

The concept calls for reinsurance pools that would allow companies to choose how much risk they would keep, an element that differentiates the proposal from others.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • January 2021

IN THE NEWS
Regulatory Update

Best Interest proposal, COVID liability shield and reduced auto assessment.

  • January 2021

INDUSTRY UPDATES
NAIC Update

Group Capital Calculation adopted and new slate of officers chosen.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • January 2021

INDUSTRY UPDATES
‘An Invaluable Tool’

Guernsey regulator launches pilot pre-authorization for captive insurance cells.

  • Frank Klimko
  • January 2021

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Almost Picture-Perfect

Photo estimating for auto claims increases during pandemic.

  • Bill Brower
  • January 2021

AM BEST RESEARCH & COMMENTARY
Market Segment Outlooks for Personal and Commercial Lines

AM Best also comments on COVID-19 economic risks for the U.S. life/annuity industry and the outlook for Peru’s insurance industry.

  • January 2021

AM BEST WEBINARS
ESG’s Role in Insurance, Understanding EMEA Trends, a Market Briefing

Experts discuss environmental, social and governance criteria, innovation and the pandemic’s impact on the insurance industry.

  • January 2021

AM BEST TV & AUDIO
Insurers Seek Federal Backstop to Pandemic Risk

Lawmakers are considering two proposals that address business interruption insurance related to COVID-19. AM BestTV and AM BestAudio report on stories from a number of sectors within the insurance industry.

  • January 2021

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