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Best's Underwriting & Loss Control Center

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Best's Underwriting & Loss Control Center is a web-based risk management resource composed of detailed reports from Best's Underwriting Guide and Best's Loss Control Manual. Reports can be purchased individually or as part of a subscription that provides access to all reports in the Underwriting or Loss Control database (or both).

The Center brings you all the resources you need to accurately assess risk or make informed underwriting decisions. The Best's Underwriting Guide and Best's Loss Control Manual databases include nearly 600 commercial and industrial classifications.

Best's Underwriting Guide provides detailed reports for a variety of businesses, like restaurants and antiques stores, as well as municipal services, such as libraries and recycling centers. You'll quickly become familiar with the ins and outs of each type of business and be able to evaluate the potential exposures in each line of insurance liability.

Best's Loss Control Manual reports present convenient checklists of things to look for during on-site inspections of businesses to help you evaluate risks to employees, patrons and visitors.

Each report in Best's Underwriting Guide and Best's Loss Control Manual includes:

  • A profile of the type of business, including a list of materials and equipment used on a daily basis
  • Best's Hazard Index, which quantifies the degree of liability in applicable lines of insurance
  • Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards pertaining to that type of business

The Center puts the information you need in one convenient place using the speed and flexibility of the internet. It offers extensive search and customization options while providing access to reports on hundreds of classifications.

Your purchase includes:

  • A subscription to all the reports in Best's Underwriting Guide and/or Best's Loss Control Manual*
  • Valuable checklists, detailing important aspects to consider when evaluating a particular line of business
  • Report updates, with new and revised classifications as soon as they are published
  • A one-year subscription to Best's Review, A.M. Best's award-winning monthly magazine

*Non-subscribers may purchase individual reports.

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Year First Published: 2004
Publication Cycle: In real time
Price: $735 per database (subscribe to both products and get 15% off the price of one); $49.50 per individual report
Phone orders: (800) 424-2378 (U.S. and Canada); +44 (0)20 7397 0290 (U.K. and Europe); +852-2827-3400 (Asia and the Pacific Rim)