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AM BEST'S MONTHLY INSURANCE MAGAZINE



CEO INTERVIEWS
Remote Access

Insurance CEOs are adjusting to leading a remote workforce. Along the way, they’re learning about themselves, their people and what changes they want to continue when the global pandemic ends. Special Section sponsored by LexisNexis.

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  • Kate Smith
  • July 2020

LIFE INSURANCE
Making the Jump

The realities of doing business during the global COVID-19 pandemic are forcing the notoriously slow-moving life insurance industry in many cases to leap into the digital age and make planned adjustments ahead of schedule.

  • Terrence Dopp
  • July 2020

REGULATORY/LAW
The BI Challenge

Kudos to those who during this time of pandemic understand risk and the insurance industry.

  • Howard Mills
  • July 2020

AT LARGE
Underspend, Overperform

How leading carriers defy conventional wisdom.

  • Bill Pieroni
  • July 2020

NEXT WAVE
Stay Connected

Keeping office traditions alive helps employees stay engaged in a remote work environment.

  • Carly Burnham
  • July 2020

THE LAST WORD
Hit the Right Note

Industry professionals are combining a passion for music and the skills gained from their avocation with their insurance careers.

  • Lori Chordas
  • July 2020

TECHNOLOGY
The New Normal

Insurers are finding ways to reshape digital strategies and investments in the midst of a pandemic.

  • Deb Smallwood
  • July 2020

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Leading Change

Insurance leaders discuss lessons learned from managing remote workforces. In the July issue, Best’s Review also presents its annual ranking of the top global brokers and rankings of top insurers.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • July 2020

GLOBAL BROKER RANKING
Top Global Insurance Brokers

Acrisure LLC and EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants each jump two spots in ranking. China-based Fanhua makes a return. Special Section sponsored by LexisNexis.

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  • Best’s Review Staff
  • July 2020

STANDING THE TEST OF TIME
Standing the Test of Time

A 147-year-old property/casualty insurer joined the ranks of companies that have maintained a Best’s Financial Strength Rating of A or higher for at least 75 years. Special Section sponsored by LexisNexis.

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  • Lori Chordas
  • July 2020

AM BEST RANKINGS
Top 200 U.S. Life/Health Insurers

Industry's admitted assets increased 8.2%. Special Section sponsored by LexisNexis.

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  • July 2020

AM BEST RANKINGS
Top 200 U.S. Property/Casualty Writers

Industry's net premiums written increased 3.2%. Special Section sponsored by LexisNexis.

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  • July 2020

AM BEST RANKINGS
Top 75 North American Public Insurers

Ranked by 2019 Revenue. Special Section sponsored by LexisNexis.

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  • July 2020

AM BEST RANKINGS
Top 75 North American Public Insurers

Ranked by 2019 Assets. Special Section sponsored by LexisNexis.

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  • July 2020

AM BEST RANKINGS
Top U.S. Holding Companies

Top 25 U.S. Holding Companies, 2019. Special Section sponsored by LexisNexis.

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  • July 2020

AM BEST RANKINGS
World's Largest Insurance Companies

Based on 2018 net non-banking assets and 2018 net premiums written. Special Section sponsored by LexisNexis.

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  • July 2020

INSURANCE MARKETING
Come Together

Argo Group’s Leah Ohodnicki discusses the role marketers play in working with teams across the organization to drive revenue and attract top talent.

  • Lori Chordas
  • July 2020

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Houston International Insurance Group Names CEO

Also: Topa names president and CEO, Maryland has new commissioner, Chubb names chief accounting officer and insurance industry loses two former leaders.

  • July 2020

WHAT AM BEST SAYS
Lessons Learned

AM Best webinar: Initial COVID-19 stress test finds U.S., Canadian life/health writers most impacted.

  • David Pilla
  • July 2020

IN THE NEWS
Caribbean Cat Fund Covers Over $1 Billion in 2020 Risk

The European Union supports fund with grant of $11.2 million.

  • David Pilla
  • July 2020

IN THE NEWS
NY State Agrees to Fintech Cooperation Pact With France

Regulator says agreement will foster collaboration to support cross-border fintech developments.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • July 2020

IN THE NEWS
UK Launches Trade Credit Insurance Scheme

The scheme is available on a temporary basis and is available to insurers operating in the U.K. market.

  • David Pilla
  • July 2020

IN THE NEWS
Regulatory Update

Business interruption insurance task force proposed; NY addresses fast-tracking insurtechs and Florida cat fund not renewing reinsurance.

  • July 2020

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Backstop Needed

Citing Europe and Canada, trade credit insurers seek U.S. government reinsurance in volatile market.

  • David Pilla
  • July 2020

INDUSTRY UPDATES
On the Rise

Willis Towers Watson: First-quarter commercial lines pricing up more than 6%.

  • David Pilla
  • July 2020

RESEARCH & COMMENTARY
AM Best Research & Commentary

AM Best expects the bail bond market to face legislative headwinds, sees reinsurers bracing for mortgage losses and says the D&O industry could face “seismic” changes. It also reports the results of its COVID-19 stress test of rated companies.

  • July 2020

AM BEST TV & AUDIO
Industrywide Impact

Workers’ compensation insurance, commercial auto, life insurance and asset management are all facets of the insurance industry being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine. Even hurricane forecasting can be affected. AMBestTV and AMBestAudio report on how the turmoil from the pandemic is impacting insurers.

  • July 2020

AM BEST WEBINARS
Protecting Data, Fighting Cybercrime and a Look At COVID-19 Challenges

Industry experts discuss protecting customers’ data and keeping assets secure from cybercrime; claims professionals examine the issues confronting the claims sector, and developments shaping the post-COVID-19 era.

  • July 2020

CORPORATE CHANGES
Corporate Changes

All companies listed are life/health or property/casualty insurers in the United States and Canada that recently underwent corporate changes.

  • July 2020

WHAT READERS SAY
Positivity in Pandemic

Best’s Review recently asked that readers tell us some positive stories about how they have helped clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • July 2020

Digital Edition

The digital edition, a replica of the print magazine, is available only to subscribers.