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Best’s Guide to Understanding the Insurance Industry

An illustrated, easy-to-read guide to one of the most interesting and important financial service industries.

Best's Guide to Understanding the Insurance Industry is a comprehensive handbook ideal for students, new employees, prospects and anyone interested in learning more about the insurance industry. It includes exclusive information from the many sources within the AM Best family of publications and products, along with original reporting and interviews with people who hold interesting and varied positions in the field of insurance.

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Best's Guide to Understanding the Insurance Industry

Benefits of Best’s Guide to Understanding the Insurance Industry

Get an overview of how the insurance industry operates, generates revenue and provides opportunities for people of diverse talents and interests.


Learn about the different insurance industry markets and the challenges they face with detailed chapters supplemented by graphs and charts from Best’s Special Reports.


Find out what role AM Best plays in the industry and the resources we offer to help insurance professionals.


Solution For

  • Students
  • New Employees
  • Consumers
  • Agents
  • Brokers
  • Reinsurers
  • Anyone Curious About the Insurance Industry

Product Features

  • Take a closer look at the property/casualty, life, health and reinsurance/alternative risk transfer markets.
  • Learn more about the Best's Credit Rating process.
  • Quickly identify key terms by referring to the chapter glossary.
  • Gain insights from top industry players in the “Spotlight” sections, which include original reporting and extracted content from Best’s Review magazine.

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