Issues & Answers Archive

Best's Review® keeps the insurance industry informed of trends and developments through comprehensive news, insight and analysis. Throughout the year, Best's Review also tackles key issues with industry leaders and experts in insurance products and services through its Issues & Answers special sections.

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Issues & Answers: Specialty Coverage 2018

Carriers, investment managers and others explain how they are working with the specialized coverages that have come to dominate key areas of the insurance world.


Issues & Answers: Specialized Investments 2018

Asset managers discuss how insurers can better use the range of services and products that are remaking the world of insurance asset management.


Issues & Answers: Programs & Wholesale Business 2018

Carriers and wholesalers explain how they develop and support today’s expanding range of specialized program insurance offerings.


Issues & Answers: Risk Modeling 2018

Risk analytic providers and advisory firms explain the latest developments in risk modeling and analytics.


Issues & Answers: Career Development 2018

Finding, training and educating people to handle demanding and sophisticated responsibilities is vital to tomorrow’s insurance industry.


Issues & Answers: Accounting & Actuarial Services 2018

As insurers become increasingly focused on analytics, metrics and internal reporting, roles for auditors and actuaries are expanding.


Issues & Answers: Technology Innovation 2017

Insurers and technologists review the industry's latest tech-based developments and how they are bringing new capabilities to the industry.


Issues & Answers: Specialty Coverage 2017

Carriers, managing general agents and others examine the fast-evolving world of specialized commercial and personal coverage.


Issues & Answers: Mutual Success 2017

Mutual insurance companies and service providers discuss the specialized advantages and needs of the mutual structure.


Issues & Answers: Captive Domiciles & Services 2017

Enterprise risk captives need to keep an eye on an IRS Notice and upcoming court decisions that could have an impact on future business strategies.


Issues & Answers: Specialized Investments 2017

Asset managers discuss how insurers can better utilize the range of services and products that are remaking the asset market.


Issues & Answers: Programs & Wholesale Business 2017

Industry professionals discuss developments in program business and the wholesale distribution system.


Issues & Answers: Commercial Risk 2017

Carriers and providers serving the commercial insurance sector discuss how organizations can protect stakeholders through new approaches to risk, analytics and coverage.


Issues & Answers: Cyber Coverage 2017

Insurance, security and technology are all part of the strategies needed to protect organizations and individuals from cyberrisk exposures.


Issues & Answers: Career Development 2017

Insurance-related organizations provide members with innovative ways to find, educate and retain new talent.


Issues & Answers: Accounting & Actuarial Services 2017

As insurers become increasingly focused on analytics, metrics and internal reporting, roles for auditors and actuaries are expanding.


Issues & Answers: Acquisitions & Valuation 2016

An independent insurance-dedicated bank discusses selling, buying and agency succession planning.


Issues & Answers: Insurance Technology 2016

Industry professionals discuss technological solutions that can help insurance companies make strategic decisions, work more efficiently and increase revenue.


Issues & Answers: Training & Education 2016

Training experts and other educators discuss how organizations and professionals can meet the challenges of teaching new skill sets and offering tools for today's insurance and risk management industries.


Issues & Answers: Specialty Lines 2016

Carriers, providers and other professionals discuss how to simplify placing difficult risks and find the right program for unusual risks.


Issues & Answers: Captive Domiciles and Services 2016

Captive professionals explain how to simplify setting up specialized insurance organizations.


Issues & Answers: Predictive Analytics 2016

Data experts review the opportunities and benefits emerging from the new world of intelligent data.


Issues & Answers: Specialized Investments 2016

Asset managers, investment experts and related firms explore the new and widening range of investment products and tools available to insurance asset management professionals.


Issues & Answers: Excess Surplus 2016

Experts from this competitive, fast-moving industry sector discuss challenges and opportunities, innovative solutions, the need for flexibility and more.


Issues & Answers: Cyber Solutions 2016

Industry professionals discuss new technological approaches and products that can help their clients make strategic decisions concerning compliance costs and react to cyberrisk exposures.


Issues & Answers: Career Development 2016

How insurance professionals keep skills sharp and develop new proficiencies.


Issues & Answers: Insurance Programs 2016

A look at how program managers can showcase innovative offerings.


Issues & Answers: Accounting and Actuarial Services 2016

Providers of actuarial, accounting and related services discuss how the insurance industry can better manage and utilize insurance financial, regulatory and statistical information.


Issues & Answers: Insurance Technology 2015

Industry professionals discuss technological solutions that can help insurance companies make strategic decisions, be more efficient and increase revenue.


Issues & Answers: Training & Education 2015

Training and certification organizations discuss how to meet the challenges of today's insurance and risk management industries.


Issues & Answers: Specialty Lines 2015

Carriers, providers, experts and other professionals discuss how to simplify placing difficult risks and find the right program for unusual risks.


Issues & Answers: Captive Domiciles and Services 2015

Leading captive domiciles, captive managers and service providers explain how to simplify setting up specialized insurance organizations.


Issues & Answers: Predictive Analytics 2015

Technology and service providers discuss analysis and consulting, research, technical systems that aid data analysis, surveying, interviewing, social media monitoring, communication and reporting.


Issues & Answers: Specialized Investments 2015

Asset managers, investment experts and related firms explore the new and widening range of investment products and tools available to insurance asset management professionals.


Issues & Answers: Excess & Surplus Lines 2015

Experts from this competitive, fast-moving industry sector discuss challenges and opportunities, innovative solutions, the need for flexibility and more.


Issues & Answers: Career Development 2015

Societies, schools and industry experts discuss how their products and services can help insurance professionals sharpen their skills and develop new proficiencies.


Issues & Answers: Insurance Programs 2015

Insurance carriers offering resources and support systems for launching and hosting insurance programs targeted to specific industries, occupations and interests discuss how program managers can showcase innovative offerings.


Issues & Answers: Insurance Technology 2014

Industry professionals discuss which technological solutions can help insurance companies compete, improve efficiencies and produce a return on investment.


Issues & Answers: Specialty Lines 2014

Leading carriers, providers, MGAs and others discuss how to simplify placing difficult risks and how to find the right program for unusual risks.


Issues & Answers: Captive Domiciles and Services 2014

The leading captive domiciles, captive managers and service providers explain how to simplify setting up specialized insurance organizations.


Issues & Answers: Data and Analytics 2014

Technology and service providers discuss analysis and consulting, research, technical systems that aid data analysis, surveying, interviewing, social media monitoring, communicating and reporting.


Issues & Answers: Excess & Surplus Lines Showcase 2014

Experts from this fast-moving industry sector discuss opportunities for agents, brokers and other insurance professionals.


Issues & Answers: Agent/Broker Success 2014

Societies and schools, companies that offer errors and omissions coverage, technology firms and related professionals discuss how their products and services can help agents succeed.


Issues & Answers: Specialty Lines 2013

Leading carriers, providers, MGAs and others discuss how to simplify placing dfficult risks and how to find the right program for unusual risks.


Issues & Answers: Insurance Technology 2013

Industry professionals discuss which technological solutions can help insurance companies compete, improve efficiencies and produce a return on investment.


Issues & Answers: Captive Domiciles and Services 2013

The leading captive domiciles, captive managers and service providers explain how to simplify setting up specialized insurance organizations.


Issues & Answers: Excess & Surplus Lines Showcase 2013

Experts from the fast-moving industry sector discuss opportunities for agents, brokers and other insurance professionals.


Issues & Answers: Agent/Broker Careers 2013

Agencies, brokers, carriers, producer networks and related professionals discuss career opportunities and explain why producers should work with them.


Issues & Answers: Marine and Inland Marine Market 2012

Insurance Industry experts discuss the trends and challenges insurers face as cargo is shipped on oceangoing vessels and then transported from ports of call to final destinations.


Issues & Answers: Insurance Technology 2012

Industry professionals discuss which technological solutions can give insurance companies a competitive edge, improve operational efficiencies and produce a substantial return on investment.


Issues & Answers: Specialty Lines 2012

Leading carriers, providers, MGAs and experts in specialty lines discuss how to simplify placing difficult risks and how to find the right program for unusual risks.


Issues & Answers: Captive Domiciles and Services 2012

The leading captive domiciles, captive managers and service providers explain how to simplify setting up specialized insurance organizations.


Issues & Answers: Excess & Surplus Lines Showcase 2012

Experts from the excess and surplus lines markets discuss opportunities for agents, brokers and other insurance professionals in this fast-moving sector.


Issues & Answers: Agent/Broker Careers 2012

Insurance industry experts discuss the trends and challenges faced by oceangoing vessels as they travel the world's waterways and the transportation of their cargo from the ports of call to the final destination.


Issues & Answers: Marine and Inland Marine Market 2011

Insurance industry experts discuss the trends and challenges faced by oceangoing vessels as they travel the world's waterways and the transportation of their cargo from the ports of call to the final destination.


Issues & Answers: Insurance Technology 2011

Industry professionals discuss which technological solutions can give insurance companies a competitive edge, improve operational efficiencies and produce a substantial return on investment.


Issues & Answers: Captive Domiciles and Services 2011

Best's Review interviews insurance industry experts about simplifying the complexitiesof setting up specialized insurance organizations.


Issues & Answers: Excess & Surplus Lines 2011

Experts from the excess and surplus lines markets discuss opportunities for agents, brokers and other insurance professionals in this fast-moving sector. Publication date: May 2011.


Issues & Answers: Agent/Broker Careers 2011

Agencies, brokers, carriers, producer networks and related professionals discuss career opportunities and why producers should consider working with them. Publication date: March 2011.


Issues & Answers: Specialty & Program Business 2010

Best's Review interviews leading carriers, providers, MGAs and experts in the specialty and program business to help simplify the complexities of placing difficult risks and finding the right program for unusual risks. Publication date: December 2010.


Issues & Answers: Insurance Technology 2010

Technology industry professionals discuss which technological solutions can give insurance companies a competitive edge, improve efficiencies and produce a return on investment. Publication date: October 2010.


Captive Domiciles and Services

Issues & Answers: Captive Domiciles and Services 2010

The leading captive domiciles, captive managers and service providers explain how to simplify setting up specialized insurance organizations. Publication date: August 2010.


Benefits and Benefits Selling

Issues & Answers: Benefits and Benefits Selling 2010

In the search for affordable health care solutions and financial security, employee benefits brokers, consultants and providers are offering clients a vast array of health, disability, life and retirement products. A successful mix brings savings to the client and the employee. Publication date: April 2010.


Issues & Answers: Agent/Broker Careers 2010

Carriers, brokers, agencies, producer networks and related professionals explain what's unique about the opportunities they offer and why producers should consider working with them. Publication date: March 2010.


Issues & Answers: Insurance Technology 2009

Explore emerging technological solutions and the newest innovations and how they offer operational efficiencies and produce substantial return on investments for tomorrow's leaders. Publication date: October 2009.


Issues & Answers: Captive Domiciles and Services 2009

Best's Review delves into the complexities of setting up specialized insurance organizations through interviews with the leading captive domiciles, captive managers, service providers and experts. Publication date: August 2009.


Issues & Answers: Benefits and Benefits Selling 2009

Employee benefits brokers, consultants and providers continue to search for affordable health care solutions and financial security to offer their clients. Publication date: April 2009.


Issues & Answers: Agent/Broker Careers 2009

Carriers, brokers, agencies, producer networks and related professionals explain what's unique about the opportunities they offer and why producers should consider working with them. Publication date: March 2009.


Issues & Answers: Insurance Technology 2008

Technology continues to evolve, bringing about innovative technological solutions that give insurance agencies and brokerages an edge over the competition. Publication date: October 2008.


Issues & Answers: Captive Domiciles and Services 2008

Leading captive domiciles, captive managers, service providers and experts help simplify the complexities of setting up specialized insurance organizations. Publication date: August 2008.


Issues & Answers: Benefits and Benefits Selling 2008

In the search for affordable health care solutions and financial security, employee benefits brokers, consultants and providers are offering clients a vast array of health, disability, life and retirement products. A successful mix brings savings to the client and the employee. Publication date: April 2008.


Issues & Answers: Insurance Technology 2007

Technology continues to reach new heights and insurance companies are finding new and emerging technological solutions that provide them with a competitive edge, improving operational efficiencies and producing substantial return on investments. Publication date: October 2007.


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