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COLLEGE STANDOUTS: SURVEY
College Standouts

Middle Tennessee State University, which didn’t make a blip on the radar in Best’s Review’s last survey, was the top vote-getter in this year’s poll of top risk management and insurance programs. The result was surprising…until you learn the origins of the program.

  • Kate Smith
  • February 2020

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COLLEGE STANDOUTS: PROGRAMS
Beyond The Classroom

Industry professionals offer their ideas about what college RMI programs could do to better prepare students for careers in risk management and insurance.

  • Lori Chordas
  • February 2020

AT LARGE
Casualty Catastrophe

Insurers are headed toward a crisis after underpricing casualty risk for a decade.

  • By Stephen Catlin
  • February 2020

LIFE INSURANCE
Gaining Insight

Epigenetics can uncover how poor health habits can affect future wellness and is being viewed as a potentially powerful underwriting tool.

  • Kate Smith
  • February 2020

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ASSET MANAGEMENT
Standing at a Crossroads

For life insurers, moving into asset management requires facing new options and decisions about where to invest and grow the portfolio, where to harvest and which areas to exit.

  • Antonio Rodrigues, Jed Fallis and Andrew Schwedel
  • February 2020

MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
Change in Diagnosis

Observers say the medical liability market is beginning to harden as higher jury awards, eroding tort reform sink in.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • February 2020

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Back to School

Best’s Review focuses on insurance education in this issue. A Best’s Review survey asks industry professionals which college risk management and insurance programs are doing the best job.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • February 2020

BEST'S RANKINGS
World’s Largest Insurers

Health underwriters see gains in ranking.

  • David Pilla
  • February 2020

REGULATION: HEALTH CARE SHARING
An Alternative Approach

Health care sharing groups operate outside of the norms of mainstream health insurance. Some say it’s time to regulate them.

  • Lee McDonald
  • February 2020

RISK ADVISER
Going Up

Insurers face rising loss costs due to increased litigation and nuclear verdicts.

  • Dick Lavey
  • February 2020

REGULATION: LIFE INSURANCE
Tapping a New Resource

Electronic health records set to turbocharge life insurance underwriting.

  • Lee McDonald
  • February 2020

REGULATORY/LAW
Play Ball!

Schools shouldn’t assume they are protected from lawsuits when a student athlete gets injured during a game.

  • Frank Raia
  • February 2020

TECHNOLOGY
Take on a New Role

The increasing focus on data is driving chief risk officers to wear two hats, including that of chief data officer.

  • Pat Saporito
  • February 2020

NEXT WAVE
Beyond Looks

To change the industry’s image, managers must be open to hiring people who look different than them.

  • Carly Burnham
  • February 2020

WHAT AM BEST SAYS
Lands of Opportunities

The diverse, expansive Southeast Asia region offers unique challenges and new prospects for the insurance industry.

  • Meg Green
  • February 2020

THE LAST WORD
For the People

Insurers and brokers are adding a new position to the C-suite—the chief people officer.

  • Lori Chordas
  • February 2020

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
EMC Insurance Cos. Names Successor as President and CEO Bruce Kelley Retires

Also: Penn National names new president and CEO, Inga Beale joins Clyde & Co. board and Plymouth Rock CEO announces retirement.

  • February 2020

INSURANCE MARKETING
Building on Brand

Insurance is becoming a dominant brand category among U.S. consumers, and MassMutual is celebrating NHL players’ special moments in a multimedia ad campaign.

  • Lori Chordas
  • February 2020

A GLOBAL CONVERSATION
Rules of Attraction

Industry professionals talk to AMBestTV about how to make insurance a career choice for students and people outside of the industry.

  • February 2020

IN THE NEWS
UK Regulators Warn Insurers Over Harassment, Diversity

The Financial Conduct Authority says poor culture in financial services impacts consumers and the market itself.

  • Terrence Dopp
  • February 2020

IN THE NEWS
Regulatory Update

Rate increase in North Carolina and Saudi regulator bans brokers from selling reinsurance and insurance at the same time.

  • February 2020

INDUSTRY UPDATES
A Repeat Performance

Munich Re: Typhoons in Japan are the costliest natural catastrophes for the second year in a row.

  • Renée Kiriluk-Hill
  • February 2020

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Cyber Evolution

The industry breaks new ground by planting cyberrisk in the capital markets.

  • Meg Green
  • February 2020

AM BEST TV & RADIO
Active Shooter Coverage, Levee Risks and Cyberrisk

AMBestTV reports on the annual conference of the National Council of Insurance Legislators, held in Austin, Texas, where topics included active shooter insurance. Video news also includes coverage of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s annual benefit dinner as well as a closer look at the nation’s levee system and the cyber insurance market.

  • February 2020

AM BEST WEBINARS
How Analytics Aids Compliance Efforts, a Deep Dive Into Homeowners Trends

An AM Best webinar examines how life insurers use predictive modeling to attain compliance. Also, a look at how data is helping homeowners insurers make better decisions.

  • February 2020

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The Question

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