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The Leaders Issue

Best's Review's annual Leaders Issue features an array of AM Best data on the insurance industry's leading businesses.

 

GLOBAL BROKERS RANKING
Top Global Insurance Brokers — 2022 Edition

Acrisure LLC moves to No. 7 from No. 9 and Alliant Insurance Services jumps to No. 8 from No. 11. AmeriTrust returns to the list after a one-year hiatus.

  • Best's Review Staff
  • July 2022

STANDING THE TEST OF TIME
Standing the Test of Time — 2022 Edition

In 2021, 66 property/casualty and 19 life/health carriers have maintained a Best’s Financial Strength Rating of A or higher for at least 75 years.

  • Anthony Bellano
  • July 2022

LIFE INSURANCE
Life Reinsurers Find Hope Even as COVID-19 Lingers, Mortality Rates Shift

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, mortality and death benefits paid remain higher for life insurers, even as the rush of working-age mortality abates and face values get lower.

  • Terrence Dopp
  • July 2022

TECHNOLOGY
An Investment Thesis, Revealed: ‘No-Code’ for Insurance

‘No-code’ is about to become a cornerstone of the technology stack, where non-engineers can assemble a product, a user experience, or a claims process using a set of software building blocks.

  • Caribou Honig
  • July 2022

THE LAST WORD
Pumpkin Launching Contests or Holes-in-One — Insurance Has Them Covered

Indemnity insurance underwrites promotional events that award large prizes, no matter how offbeat the contest is.

  • Anthony Bellano
  • July 2022

MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
AM Best: US Medical Professional Liability Faces Headwinds as Outlook Is Negative

Panelists discussed an expected spike in the number of COVID-19-related claims, delayed litigation and the impact on open claims, cybersecurity and telemedicine.

  • Anthony Bellano
  • July 2022

WHAT AM BEST SAYS
AM Best: Recent D&O Improvements May Stall Amid Market Challenges

Earlier this year, AM Best affirmed its negative outlook on professional lines, of which D&O is an important part. Expanding risks associated with cyber liability, information privacy and employment practices are among those concerns.

  • David Pilla
  • July 2022

AT LARGE
The Deep Understanding of Value in the US Market

Among the large mature markets, the U.S. is the only one where direct premiums written exceeded the global average over a 10-year period.

  • Bill Pieroni
  • July 2022

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
The Leaders Issue Features Best’s Review’s Top Global Brokers and ‘Standing the Test of Time’

This month’s Best’s Review also includes rankings of the industry’s largest insurers, coverage of the life insurance industry and a feature about the no-codification of insurance.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • July 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
Top 200 U.S. Property/Casualty Writers — 2022 Edition

The industry’s 2021 net premiums written increased 9.3%.

  • July 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
Top 200 U.S. Life/Health Insurers — 2022 Edition

The industry’s 2021 admitted assets increased 6.3%.

  • July 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
World’s Largest Insurance Companies — 2022 Edition

Allianz ranked No. 1 based on 2020 net nonbanking assets while UnitedHealth Group ranked No. 1 based on 2020 net premiums written.

  • July 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
Top 75 U.S. and Canada Public Insurers — 2022 Edition

Insurers were ranked by 2021 assets and revenue.

  • July 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
Top 25 U.S. Holding Companies — 2022 Edition

Companies were ranked by 2021 total assets and revenue.

  • July 2022

BOOK STORE
Author: Annuities Can Help ‘Constrained Investors’ Manage Risk

David Macchia says many individuals’ retirement savings are not high in relation to the income they require.

  • Lori Chordas
  • July 2022

APP STORE
New App Helps Insurance Agents Do Their Job While on the Move

Orion180 has launched an app to give agents the freedom to quote, bind and manage a policy anytime or anywhere.

  • Tom Davis
  • July 2022

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Chief Execs Tout Howden Acquisition of TigerRisk as Providing Market Alternative

The deal creates a business with $30 billion in gross written premiums with 12,000 people across 45 countries, according to Howden.

  • David Pilla
  • July 2022

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Munich Re US CEO: Reinsurance/ILS Capacity Might Not Return to Florida

Market needs higher prices, more reform or the absence of sizable losses for several years.

  • Renée Kiriluk-Hill
  • July 2022

INSURANCE MARKETING
Facebook, Instagram Help Agents Connect With Customers

Foremost’s Jeff Bair reveals how to help independent agents take flight with digital marketing.

  • Lori Chordas
  • July 2022

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Axa Renews Chief Executive’s Appointment, Names Chairman

Markel co-CEO announces retirement, Generali board member resigns and Bermuda Monetary Authority appoints a new managing director.

  • July 2022

CORPORATE CHANGES
Mergers, Acquisitions, State Actions and Name and Ownership Changes

Colonial Life Insurance and Amalgamated Casualty Insurance are among the U.S. life/health and property/casualty insurers that have experienced a corporate change.

  • July 2022

TRENDING: BEST’S RESEARCH
Trending Research Includes Reports on the UK Life Insurance Market and the London Market Segment

Other trending research includes reports on U.S. P/C results in 2021 and the troubled Florida property market.

  • July 2022

AM BEST TV & AUDIO
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s Khanna: Total Vessel Losses Down by 57%

Also, industry professionals discuss vlogging and need for innovation.

  • July 2022

AM BEST WEBINARS
How Insurers Are Countering Climate Change by Building Resiliency

Professionals also examine the non-catastrophe ILS market from a ratings perspective and discuss identity fraud management.

  • July 2022

WEB TRAFFIC
Visits to Top Global Insurance Brokers Sites

Truist Insurance Holdings Inc. leads web analytics provider Semrush's ranking of insurance brokers.

  • July 2022

PREFERRED PUBLISHER PROGRAM
In Other News ...

A roundup of news from publishers around the globe. Access to some sites may require registration or subscription.

  • July 2022

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