Frequently Asked Questions
AM Best started publishing Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys in 1929, after numerous insurance officials asked our founder to suggest firms that could handle insurance and claims-related litigation and legal services. The publication was expanded to include adjusters in 1930, and expert service providers in 1972. Many of our Qualified Members have been part of this resource for over 75 years.
Today, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources includes many valuable tools for the insurance and claims industry in one convenient location, including: searchable online profiles, claims-related news, webinars, video interviews, Best’s Insurance Law Podcasts, the Insurance Law Digest and more.
Qualified Members are attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers that have been recommended by two or more clients; have at least five years' insurance and claims-related experience; and are verified by AM Best.
Third party administrators serving the insurance industry can display their qualifications and achievements with a full profile to better define their capabilities to potential clients.
Why should I become a Qualified Member?
Key insurance decision makers turn to Best’s Insurance Professional Resources when outsourcing their legal, adjuster or expert service needs. We take the guesswork out of locating the ideal candidate by only showcasing professionals with a history of client satisfaction and a proven track record in the insurance industry. Our easy-to-use search function helps users narrow down potential Qualified Members, with fields such as firm/company name, location and practice areas.
In addition to having an online profile, Qualified Members receive many other exclusive opportunities to raise their visibility and build their brand in the insurance industry.
Best’s Insurance Professional Resources promotes its Qualified Members, website and broadcasting events through our emails, press releases, advertising and trade shows.
You can apply online or contact Doug Doremus at (908) 439-2200, ext. 5170, for more information. To become a Qualified Member, candidates must submit an application and be recommended by the claims divisions of at least two insurance companies, non-insurance companies or self-insurers for which they have worked. AM Best reviews the comments and endorsements received from the clients before accepting an individual, firm or company as a Qualified Member into this resource.
Qualified Members can easily review their profile and make any updates to their address, contact information, personnel, clients, or any other information by either clicking "Update Profile" in the Qualified Members drop-down menu under our website banner or through the "Update My Qualified Member Profile" blue button on the bottom our website’s home page. Enter your user name and password to access your profile and make changes. If you need your user name or password, or have any questions or require assistance updating your profile, please email us or call our dedicated renewal line at (908) 439-2200, ext. 5904.
Qualified Members receive a BestMark to display on their website, promotional materials and advertising. This industry-recognized icon instantly shows potential clients that you are client recommended, have at least five years’ insurance experience, and are verified by AM Best. A return link is provided to hyperlink your BestMark to your online Qualified Member profile.
Best’s Insurance Professional Resources offers several powerful advertising opportunities to help you build your brand in the insurance industry. Raise your company's visibility to AM Best's audience of insurance professionals by placing your message on our website or BestConnect biweekly email. Qualified Members receive a special rate on advertising. Please contact us for details.
How can I use Best’s Insurance Professional Resources to stay current on the insurance and claims industry?
- BestConnect: Opt-in to stay up to date on the latest trends and thought leadership in the insurance industry, including contributions from our Qualified Members, delivered directly to your in-box with BestConnect, our free biweekly email.
- Best's Insurance Law Podcasts: Listen to Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers share insightful opinions and information on timely insurance and claims-related issues from a legal perspective.
- AM Best Webinars: Watch panels of industry experts discuss key issues facing the insurance industry.
- Claims Industry News: Read insurance and claims-related news from AM Best, a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry.
- Videos: Watch AM BestTV interviews with the insurance industry’s top players along with conference coverage.
- Insurance Law Digest: Review summaries of insurance statutes in U.S. states and several Canadian provinces, including major precedential decisions affecting them.
How do I submit content for BestConnect?
Current Qualified Members can submit articles, press releases and company announcements to be considered for inclusion in BestConnect. All submissions are reviewed by our editorial staff and subject to approval. Please contact us with any questions.