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INSURTECH: LEADERSHIP
Female Founders

Insurtech startups founded or co-founded by women use creative capital-raising and networking strategies to overcome the gender funding gap and earn a seat at the table.

  • Kate Smith
  • January 2020

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LIFE INSURANCE
Life Reshaped

AIG Life & Retirement CEO Kevin Hogan has garnered little attention, but his group has produced a consistent level of profitability while the insurer turns around its general insurance business.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • January 2020

INSURTECH: MGAs
The Evolution of Insurtechs

While some startups are content to follow the agent or MGA model, others are converting to carriers in an effort to gain more control of their businesses.

  • Kate Smith
  • January 2020

INSURTECH: REGULATORY/LAW
Insurtech & Regulation

Regulators must face the question: Are they facilitating innovation or putting up barriers?

  • Howard Mills
  • January 2020

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INSURTECH: TRUCKING INDUSTRY
Data Driven

Protective Insurance’s CEO: Trucking data is the key to mitigating losses on the road and in the courtroom.

  • Kate Smith
  • January 2020

RISK ADVISER
Answer the Call

With human trafficking becoming a growing exposure, insurers need to create coverage for their clients.

  • Lance Ewing
  • January 2020

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Insurtech Developments

Insurtech companies move into the spotlight in January, with a look at women-led insurtechs and insurtechs that move from MGAs to carriers. This issue also features our annual top audit and actuarial firms listing and our semi-annual trade show calendar.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • January 2020

AT LARGE
‘Thoughtful Investment’ Imperative

Investing in insurtech begins with understanding the factors that cause a startup to fail or succeed.

  • Bill Pieroni
  • January 2020

INSURTECH: A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
Insurtech Talk

Experts discuss the latest trends in the insurtech market with AMBestTV.

  • January 2020

BEST'S RANKINGS
Top Audit and Actuarial Firms

Ranked by 2018 loss reserves.

  • Best's Review Staff
  • January 2020

ASSET MANAGEMENT
Going Private

Return is harder to find than ever, forcing insurers to delve even deeper into alternative assets, such as infrastructure debt, according to investment managers in the conclusion of Best’s Review’s annual roundtable.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • January 2020

THE LAST WORD
A Purr-fect Ending

An adventurous cat who returned home emaciated after a three-week journey captured the hearts of Americans and Nationwide’s annual Hambone Award.

  • Lori Chordas
  • January 2020

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Selective Insurance CEO Retires; Successor Named

Also: Lockton names new CEO; Bernard J. Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente dies at the age of 60; and Hyperion names group CFO.

  • January 2020

NEXT WAVE
New Year’s Resolution

Now is the time to set intentions for the upcoming year.

  • Carly Burnham
  • January 2020

TECHNOLOGY
Recipe for Success

Agile software development requires a cultural shift and a focus on several key factors.

  • Taylor Maykranz
  • January 2020

INSURANCE MARKETING
Driving Ahead

Comedian Tina Fey is teaming up with Allstate’s Mayhem to drive home the message of safe driving, and Axa is opening up the lines of communication about mental health issues in a new brand campaign.

  • Lori Chordas
  • January 2020

IN THE NEWS
Hiscox, Brit Lead New Lloyd’s Space Consortium

New insurance coverage targets the NewSpace sector.

  • David Pilla
  • January 2020

IN THE NEWS
Commissioner Puts an End to Wildfire Nonrenewals

The moratorium will affect some 800,000 homeowners in California.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • January 2020

IN THE NEWS
Regulatory Update

Florida cuts workers’ comp rates, NAIC reviewing privacy model law and Australia updates the capital framework for private health insurance.

  • January 2020

TRADE SHOWS
Trade Shows/Conferences

The 2020 calendar includes InsureTech Connect Asia in Singapore in June and the RIMS conference in Denver in May. September is a busy month with Rendez-Vous, the NAMIC annual convention, the WSIA annual marketplace, and InsureTech Connect.

  • January 2020

WHAT AM BEST SAYS
Time to Grow

AM Best analysts discuss the challenges facing fraternals including the need to increase membership and a competitive middle market landscape.

  • John Weber
  • January 2020

AM BEST TV & RADIO
The Evolution of the Insurance Industry

AMBestTV reports on the annual AM Best Insurance Market Briefing – Europe, held in London, and the 16th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference in Singapore. AM Best also looks at the identity theft insurance market. AMBestRadio includes discussions on aviation and aging infrastructure.

  • January 2020

AM BEST WEBINARS
A Look Toward the Future, Other Topics on Demand

Recent AMBest Webinar Highlights look at innovative products and upgrading core insurance systems. Also, webinars on data, auto insurance and more.

  • January 2020

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