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COVER STORY
The Data Antidote

Claims data proves a valuable weapon in the fight against opioid misuse.

  • Kate Smith
  • September 2018

CLAIMS
Making Adjustments

Soon more claims adjuster jobs will be available than professionals to fill them, leaving insurers scrambling to fill the gap.

  • Lori Chordas
  • September 2018

CLAIMS
Claiming Progress

Technology is transforming life claims management, reducing the time it takes to process and pay claims. Executives at two major life insurers discuss issues including digital transformation and the opioid epidemic.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • September 2018

ASSET MANAGEMENT
Collaborative Growth

Insurers, still desperate for yield, are partnering with external asset managers in innovative ways.

  • Jeff Roberts
  • September 2018


FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
An Unexpected Antidote

Claims data turns up important clues that are helping to identify cases that could require early intervention.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • September 2018

CLAIMS
Analytical Impact

Social media, wearables and predictive analytics are helping insurers to battle claims fraud while increasing customer satisfaction.

  • John Czuba
  • September 2018

MUTUAL INSURERS
Mutual Concerns

Experts from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies plead their case for a U.S. disaster policy, express concerns about U.S. versus international regulations and discuss the impact of insurtech on the mutual insurance sector.

  • John Weber
  • September 2018

AT LARGE
Trade War Casualties

Policyholders are in the crosshairs when tariffs increase.

  • Robert P. Hartwig
  • September 2018

NEXT WAVE
The Human Touch

Apps, lower prices and faster quotes can’t replace the importance of person-to-person contact.

  • Carly Burnham
  • September 2018

TECHNOLOGY
A Focus on Data

IT resiliency orchestration can simplify disaster recovery management to reduce risk and improve efficiency in data security.

  • Gates Ouimette
  • September 2018

REGULATORY/LAW
Complicated Cats

Losses caused by multiple perils such as wind, rain, hail and flooding often create complex insurance coverage issues.

  • Alycen A. Moss
  • September 2018

LAST WORD
A New Lease on Life

Celebrities are investing in insurance startups, including a life insurance company that uses technology to simplify the application and qualification process.

  • Lori Chordas
  • September 2018

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Nationwide Names Jim Fowler Chief Information Officer

Other changes include Willis Towers Watson extending the contract of its CEO and a new COO of insurance operations at Markel.

  • September 2018

WHAT A.M. BEST SAYS
Report Examines the Legal Professional Liability Market

Best's Market Segment Report (Excerpt): LPL Insurers Address Changing Claim Trends, Emerging Risks (July 18, 2018).

  • A.M. Best Company
  • September 2018

INSURANCE MARKETING
Running Ahead

Cigna, Liberty Insurance and Aflac pursue sponsorships, marketing initiatives.

  • Lori Chordas
  • September 2018

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
Claim Check

Insurance industry professionals speak to A.M. BestTV about the future of claims.

  • September 2018

SPOTLIGHT
Group Capital Calculation

Michael Consedine, the chief executive officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, said the NAIC remains on track to have a group capital calculation ready for field testing in 2019.

  • Thomas Harman
  • September 2018

REGULATORY UPDATE
IAIS Estimates Number of IAIGs

Plus NAIC on suitability standard for annuity model law.

  • September 2018

A.M. BEST WEBINARS
Webinars in Focus

Cyber intruders target the insurance legal community.

  • September 2018

A.M. BEST'S TV & RADIO
Political Change in Mexico. Digital Marketing Strategies. Captives.

A.M. Best TV speaks with Alfonso Novelo, director of analytics, and Eli Sanchez, senior financial analyst, A.M. Best, about the change in administrations in Mexico. A.M. Best Radio speaks with Bob Hartwig of the University of South Carolina.

  • September 2018

WEBINAR HIGHLIGHTS
Captive Insights

Regulations, domicile choice and the impact of enterprise risk management are hot topics for the captive insurance business.

  • Best's Review Staff
  • September 2018

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Mergers and Acquisitions

The number of mergers and acquisitions in the global insurance industry continued to increase in the first half of 2018, according to Clyde & Co.

  • September 2018

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The Question

Insurtechs have pitched a lot of innovative ideas. Which have been the best?

Email your answer to bestreviewcomment@ambest.com.
Responses will be published in a future issue.

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