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LITIGATION
An Act of War?

The war exclusion sits at the center of a legal battle between Mondelez and Zurich American, which invoked the rarely used exclusion to deny a claim for property damages caused by a cyberattack.

  • Kate Smith
  • September 2019

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LITIGATION
Opening the Door

Insurers are concerned as states are changing or reconsidering laws allowing child sex abuse victims to sue.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • September 2019

LITIGATION
The Opioids Reckoning

Liability insurers seek legal clarity as “unprecedented” opioid litigation draws in drug manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • September 2019

ASSET MANAGEMENT
Building Up Assets

Infrastructure debt fits insurers’ portfolio needs, providing uncorrelated, investment-grade holdings especially attractive with an economic downturn looming.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • September 2019

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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Taking It to Court

Plaintiffs head to court in cases dealing with cyber coverage, opioids and childhood sex abuse. For insurers, social inflation and other legal issues have become hot topics.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • September 2019

LIFE INSURANCE
Widening the Scope

Life-related insurtechs are expanding beyond distribution and underwriting.

  • Kate Smith
  • September 2019

THE LAST WORD
Land of Liberty

Liberty Mutual commemorates the new Statue of Liberty Museum in New York with a poem about hope and unity.

  • Lori Chordas
  • September 2019

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
UnitedHealth Makes Changes to Top Leadership

Also: N.Y. gets new superintendent, Berkley Re America appoints new president, and Swiss Re names CEO of Asia Reinsurance.

  • September 2019

NEXT WAVE
Managing Emotions

Understanding the five components of emotional intelligence.

  • Carly Burnham
  • September 2019

AT LARGE
Hand-in-Hand

Flood insurance and resilient building belong together.

  • Tony Kuczinski
  • September 2019

RISK ADVISER
Big Change Ahead

Insurers should view the threat of mass litigation as an opportunity to expand their business.

  • Bob Reville
  • September 2019

REGULATORY/LAW
Defining War

Interpreting war exclusions in cases involving cyber warfare will require nuance, as well as deference to the evolving landscape of government conflict.

  • Sam Stalker
  • September 2019

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
The Trials of Litigation

Insurance industry experts discuss with AMBestTV the new trends in litigation affecting the industry.

  • September 2019

INSURANCE MARKETING
Walking Ahead

Acceptance Insurance is sponsoring a walk to increase breast cancer awareness and an industry expert shares tips for building a stronger networking group.

  • Lori Chordas
  • September 2019

IN THE NEWS
NAIC President: International Cap Standard Calls for Flexibility

Eric Cioppa discusses the challenges of adapting to an international regulation.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • September 2019

IN THE NEWS
Regulatory Update

N.Y. regulator touts need for consumer advocate and Australia acts on mis-selling of insurance products.

  • September 2019

INDUSTRY UPDATES
'Worryingly Low'

Insurer group says only 11% of U.K. businesses have cyber policies.

  • September 2019

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Joining Forces

Myanmar allows entry of six foreign insurers via joint ventures.

  • September 2019

AM BEST TV & RADIO
Global Insurance Forum in Singapore

AMBestTV reports on pandemic risks, the impact of artificial intelligence and complexity theory, the role of microinsurance, plus coverage of the Global Insurance Forum in Singapore. AMBestRadio presents controlling wildfire damage and how artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming the insurance business.

  • September 2019

AM BEST WEBINARS
State of Surplus Lines, Best's Impairment Study

AM Best webinars feature insurance industry experts discussing the highlights of the annual surplus lines report. Also, AM Best analysts review the results of their impairment study.

  • September 2019

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