Now Playing:

US Life Reinsurance Rating Outlook Stable for 2016

A.M. Best Assistant Vice President William Pargeans says the life reinsurance segment outlook is stable despite consolidation that has left the market very top heavy and lower cession rates by primary companies.
January 04, 2016

Register to be notified of new A.M. BestTV episodes.

  • A.M. Best's Thomas: Proposed Changes to UK's Ogden Rate Should Boost Insurers
    November 20, 2017
  • Demographics, Product Availability Drive Growth of Medicare Advantage
    November 8, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Thomas: Companies Strategize on Sites for Post-Brexit Outposts
    November 6, 2017
  • Insurers Watch the Fed for Quantitative Easing, Rate and Chair Changes
    November 6, 2017
  • Bermuda Briefing to Spotlight Catastrophe Impacts, Methodology Updates
    October 23, 2017
  • Market Issues, Methodology Updates Dominate A.M. Best's NY Briefing
    October 16, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Mosher: Methodology Update, Benchmarks Are Released
    October 13, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Irwin: Best's Credit Rating Methodology Released
    October 13, 2017
  • A.M. Best NYC Briefing Will Review Outlooks, Market Issues, Events
    October 10, 2017
  • Analytics: Outlook for Rated U.S. Title Insurers Outshines Broader Commercial Sector
    October 5, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Hopper: Rate Fluctuations Hamper the Growth of Variable Annuities
    October 4, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Mosher: Methodology Update Could Affect Small Number of Ratings
    September 11, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Blades: Surplus Lines Sector Grows, but Not All Competitors
    September 11, 2017
  • Rated Captives in Bermuda and Cayman Outperform Commercial Sector
    September 6, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Mistry: Oil, Tax Changes Slow Growth of Middle East Insurers
    August 28, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Thomas: M&As Narrow the Ranks of London-Centric Insurers
    August 23, 2017
  • A.M. Best Survey Shows New GDPR Rules to Impact Cyber Coverage
    August 14, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Eslami: Rated U.S. Captives Stand Above Commercial Peers
    August 3, 2017
  • Expenses Hurt Non-Standard Auto Writers' Underwriting Performance
    July 24, 2017
  • Caribbean Insurance Growth Continues, but Performance Varies
    July 13, 2017
  • Cyber Coverage Goes It Alone
    July 12, 2017
  • Insurers React to Changes to UK Discount Rate
    June 29, 2017
  • Insurers in the GCC Region Brace for Impact of New Tax
    June 29, 2017
  • Senior Director at A.M. Best Discusses Further Criteria Updates for BCRM
    June 29, 2017
  • Insurers Show Continued Interest in Private Placements
    June 21, 2017
  • Analytics: Provider-Owned Health Plans Experience Growing Pains
    June 18, 2017
  • Assignment of Benefits Issue Drives Florida Claims Costs Higher
    June 7, 2017
  • Analytics: U.S. Insurers Scale Back Hedge Fund Investments
    May 24, 2017
  • Cyber Threats Gain in Strength
    May 19, 2017
  • M&A Activity Aids Consolidation in Europe, Diversification in London
    May 8, 2017
  • Despite Declining Premiums, MPLI Sector Remains Profitable
    May 8, 2017
  • French Life Insurers Respond to Unforgiving Market
    May 5, 2017
  • German, French Cedants Pursue Strategic Reinsurance Cessions
    May 3, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Irwin Outlines Procedural Updates to BCRM
    April 27, 2017
  • P&I Clubs Face Underwriting, Rate Challenges
    April 17, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Gould: Ogden Rate Changes Will Hurt Results, Boost Premiums
    April 10, 2017
  • Facing Tough Market, Bermuda (Re)Insurers Explore New Paths to Growth
    April 6, 2017
  • Analytics: Italian Insurers Challenged by Political Uncertainty, Banking Woes
    March 26, 2017
  • Analytics: National Insurers in UAE Return to Profitability, Face Challenges
    March 24, 2017
  • Analytics: Regulatory Changes Help Spur Profitability for Saudi Insurers
    March 17, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Rosendale: Focus on Fiduciary Role Will Outlast Rule Changes
    March 13, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Andre: Watch for More Reinsurance M&A
    March 13, 2017
  • Analytics: Issues Loom for Western European Insurers
    March 10, 2017
  • Analytics: Professional Liability Sector Attracts Host of Competitors
    March 8, 2017
  • Analytics: Middle Eastern Insurers Face Market, Regulatory, Economic Forces
    February 24, 2017
  • Analytics: Despite Rising Rates, Demand Could Propel Title Insurers to Growth
    February 24, 2017
  • Insurers' Economic Environment Exhibits Hopeful Signs...And Host of Warnings
    February 8, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Andre and DeRose: ILS Share Pressures of Conventional Market
    February 6, 2017
  • Analytics: U.S. Health Insurers Brace for Uncertain Future
    February 6, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Modu: Cost of Insurance Constrains Life Settlement Market
    February 1, 2017
  • Analytics: Personal Lines Sector Holds Sole Stable P/C Outlook
    January 27, 2017
  • Analysts: Repeal of Affordable Care Act Could Trigger Range of Impacts
    January 26, 2017
  • A.M. Best's Thomas: U.K. Insurers Look to Solvency II Equivalence
    January 26, 2017
  • Life and Annuity Insurers Respond to Reserving, Product Changes
    January 24, 2017
  • Analytics: Growth Rate of Alternative Capital Slows
    January 16, 2017
  • Analytics: Insurers Adjust Exposure to Hedge Funds
    December 22, 2016
  • Property/Casualty Commercial Lines 2017 Rating Outlook: Negative
    December 15, 2016
  • Property/Casualty Personal Lines 2017 Rating Outlook: Stable
    December 15, 2016
  • Health 2017 Rating Outlook: Negative
    December 15, 2016
  • Life/Annuity 2017 Rating Outlook: Negative
    December 15, 2016
  • Life Reinsurance 2017 Rating Outlook: Stable
    December 14, 2016
  • Analytics: A.M. Best Increases Estimate for Net Ultimate Asbestos Losses
    December 12, 2016
  • Analysts Examine ILS Rating Methodology
    December 9, 2016
  • Competition, Consolidation, Relevancy Shaping Insurance Market
    November 17, 2016
  • A.M. Best's Holzberger: Reinsurance Sector May Have Deeper Issues
    November 17, 2016
  • A.M. Best's Mistry: Insurers Challenged to Grow
    November 17, 2016
  • A.M. Best's Thomas: Keep an Eye on Insurers' Reserves
    November 17, 2016
  • A.M. Best's Jakobsen: A New BCAR, but Underlying View of Risk Unchanged
    November 17, 2016
  • A.M. Best's Carter: Impact of Solvency II Came Ahead of Implementation
    November 16, 2016
  • A.M. Best's Wong-Fupuy: Catastrophe Preparedness Varies Among Nations
    November 16, 2016
  • A.M. Best's Mosher Outlines Updates to Best's Credit Rating Methodology
    November 15, 2016
  • Record Catastrophe Has Surprising Impact on Canada's P/C Sector
    November 8, 2016
  • A.M. Best Analytics: Workers' Comp Line Delivers Strong Profit Despite Falling Rates
    November 4, 2016
  • Analytics: Positive News in Housing Market Helps Bolster U.S. Title Sector
    October 27, 2016
  • Market Changes Drive Workers' Comp Business to State Funds
    October 20, 2016
  • Analytics: Fiduciary Rule Impacting Variable Annuities
    October 11, 2016
  • Analytics: Mutual P/C Insurers Manage Market Challenges
    September 21, 2016
  • Analytics: Some Caribbean Insurance Markets Feeling Economic Pain More Than Others
    July 6, 2016
  • MENA Insurers Tested by Falling Oil Prices, Political Instability
    July 1, 2016
  • U.S. Health Insurers Ratchet Up Debt in Wake of ACA
    June 28, 2016
  • Amid Investment Yield Pressures, Mortgage Holdings Continue to Increase
    May 21, 2016
  • Briefing Preview: Bermuda & Global Reinsurers Face Challenges
    May 16, 2016
  • Losses From Alberta Wildfires Could Impact Canadian P/C Industry
    May 11, 2016
  • MPLI Sector Shows Strong but Declining Profitability
    May 10, 2016
  • A.M. Best's Rosen: Exchange Population Dynamics Cramp Health Insurers' Earnings
    March 11, 2016
  • A.M. Best's Mosher Lays Out Roadmap for BCRM, BCAR Updates
    March 10, 2016
  • A.M. Best's Holzberger: P/C Underwriting Profit Continues, Despite Drag From Investments
    March 9, 2016
  • A.M. Best Chief Rating Officer: U.S. Life/Annuity Writers Shift to Less-Liquid Holdings, Still Lag on Technology
    March 7, 2016
  • US Life Reinsurance Rating Outlook Stable for 2016
    January 4, 2016
  • US Life/Annuity Rating Outlook Stable for 2016
    January 4, 2016
  • US Commercial Rating Outlook Negative for 2016; Personal Lines Stable
    January 4, 2016
  • US Health 2016 Rating Outlook: Negative
    January 4, 2016
  • Global Reinsurance 2016 Rating Outlook: Negative
    January 4, 2016
  • First Monday: Canada Life Writers Seek Out Growth Possibilities
    September 7, 2015
  • Wildfires, Investment Environment Take Toll on Canadian Insurers
    January 1, 0001
  • A.M. Best's Irwin Reviews Latest BCRM, Title Criteria Announcements
    January 1, 0001
  • Global Reinsurance 2017 Rating Outlook: Negative
    January 1, 0001
  • Global Reinsurance 2017 Rating Outlook: Negative
    January 1, 0001