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AUTO INSURERS
Automakers Build New Insurance Future

As data and technology pervade the car manufacturing industry, automakers have made fresh inroads into insurance.

  • Renée Kiriluk-Hill
  • October 2022

AUTO INSURERS
At a Glance — Auto Insurance Initiatives

Best’s Review provides a look at auto manufacturers and steps they have taken to build their new insurance future.

  • October 2022

AUTO INSURERS
For Tesla, Telematics Provides a Battery of Information for Insurance

Automaker Tesla has ventured into the world of insurance, a move that CEO Elon Musk believes has become a “quite significant” part of Tesla’s makeup.

  • Anthony Bellano
  • October 2022

AUTO INSURERS
Swiss Re: Technology Will Eliminate Traditional Underwriting Factors

The company says its scoring system can eliminate using credit scores, gender and garage addresses to calculate an insurance premium.

  • Anthony Bellano
  • October 2022


CAPTIVES
Panel: Captive Insurers Cautiously Venture Into Cyber Coverage

The use of captives to manage cyberrisk may be a perfect solution for Main Street businesses. See the Best's Rankings list of the Largest Published, Rated Single-Parent Captive Insurers — 2022 Edition.

  • Lori Chordas
  • October 2022


CARIBBEAN INSURERS
AM Best: Climate, Reinsurance and Cyber Remain High in the Caribbean Risk Landscape

The Caribbean insurers rated by AM Best posted favorable earnings in 2021. See the Best’s Rankings list of the Largest Caribbean Insurers — 2022 Edition.

  • October 2022


THE LAST WORD
Where’d the Gecko Go? Auto Insurance Advertising Sees Dip

Advertising spending is down in the U.S. auto insurance industry, with three companies expressly saying they are cutting back.

  • Anthony Bellano
  • October 2022


LIFE INSURANCE
Whittling Down: In 2023, Cuna Mutual Group Prepares to Rebrand and Focus on Middle Market

“We have to get this right,” Chief Executive Officer Robert Trunzo says as the carrier, with its origins in the credit union space, plans to bring a diverse set of brands under one roof.

  • Terrence Dopp
  • October 2022


AT LARGE
Bringing Sustainability to Cyber Insurance

The burgeoning market requires creative solutions.

  • Tony Kuczinski
  • October 2022


RISK ADVISER
Cyber Coverage Hits Landmark, but Challenges Remain

Underwriters are not matching the superiority of hackers versus their clients’ cyber protection systems.

  • Lance Ewing
  • October 2022

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
Auto Manufacturers Make Inroads in Insurance

The October issue includes coverage of auto manufacturers’ initiatives to offer insurance for their automobiles. The issue also includes Best’s Rankings of the top auto insurers, top published, rated single-parent captives, top Caribbean insurers and U.S. life/health asset distribution.

  • Patricia Vowinkel
  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
Top 25 US Commercial Auto Writers — 2022 Edition

Insurers were ranked by 2021 direct premiums written.

  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
Top 25 US Auto Liability Writers — 2022 Edition

Insurers were ranked by 2021 direct premiums written.

  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
Top 25 US Auto Physical Damage Writers — 2022 Edition

Insurers were ranked by 2021 direct premiums written.

  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
Top 25 US Private Passenger Auto Writers — 2022 Edition

Insurers were ranked by 2021 direct premiums written.

  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
Top 25 US Total Auto Writers — 2022 Edition

Insurers were ranked by 2021 direct premiums written.

  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
US Total All Auto Lines — Top Writers by State, Canada and US Territories — 2022 Edition

Insurers were ranked by 2021 direct premiums written.

  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
US Auto Liability — Top Writers by State, Canada and US Territories — 2022 Edition

Insurers were ranked by 2021 direct premiums written.

  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
US Auto Physical Damage — Top Writers by State, Canada and US Territories — 2022 Edition

Insurers were ranked by 2021 direct premiums written.

  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
US Private Passenger Auto — Top Writers by State, Canada and US Territories — 2022 Edition

Insurers were ranked by 2021 direct premiums written.

  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
US Commercial Auto — Top Writers by State, Canada and US Territories — 2022 Edition

Insurers were ranked by 2021 direct premiums written.

  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
US Life/Health — 2021 Asset Distribution — 2022 Edition

Insurers were ranked by 2021 total admitted assets.

  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
Largest Published, Rated Single-Parent Captive Insurers — 2022 Edition

Captives were ranked by 2020 gross premiums written.

  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
Largest Caribbean Insurers — 2022 Edition

Insurers were ranked by 2020 gross premiums written.

  • October 2022

BEST'S RANKINGS
Top 25 Georgia Private Passenger Auto Filings by Rate Impact

Filings were based on a disposition date of Sept. 1, 2021, to Sept. 1, 2022.

  • October 2022

BOOK STORE
Author: Technology Helps Insurers Conduct Insurance Commerce

In the relationship between insurers and technology, the awkwardness is not knowing how to use applications.

  • Lori Chordas
  • October 2022

APP STORE
App Helps Insurers Boost Claims Processing

The SCI 360 Demand Review application helps reduce claims processing times, an insurance consultant says.

  • Tom Davis
  • October 2022

EXECUTIVE CHANGES
Allstate Names Successor to Retiring President, Property-Liability

Aon COO moves to chief digital officer role, QBE Re appoints a permanent managing director and MetLife welcomes a new EVP-head of corporate development, M&A.

  • October 2022

UNDERWRITING & LOSS CONTROL
Legalized Recreational Marijuana Is a Growing Business With Insurance Challenges

Best’s Underwriting Reports and Best’s Loss Control Reports provide insights into the lines of coverage, exposures and loss control for recreational marijuana dispensaries.

  • Anthony Bellano
  • October 2022

INDUSTRY UPDATES
AM Best Assigns Performance Assessment to Delta International Limited’s Affiliates

Since launching in 2014, Delta has recorded profitable underwriting results across a variety of liability lines in the Asia-Pacific region, along with property coverage only in New Zealand.

  • Best's Review Staff
  • October 2022

INDUSTRY UPDATES
Webinar Panel: Surplus Lines Growth Strengthens as Markets Become More Complex

Total U.S. surplus lines direct premiums written reached a record $82.6 billion in 2021, according to a new Best’s Market Segment Report.

  • David Pilla
  • October 2022

IN THE NEWS
AM Best: Reinsurers Face Potential for Complex Losses

The outlook for the global reinsurance market is rated “stable” by AM Best.

  • David Pilla
  • October 2022

IN THE NEWS
Regulatory Update

Wildfires proposed regulation and proposed cap raise for Citizens in Florida.

  • October 2022

STATE RATE FILINGS
Georgia Commissioner Blasts Allstate’s 25% Auto Rate Hike

See the Best’s Rankings list of the Top 25 Georgia Private Passenger Auto Filings by Rate Impact.

  • Timothy Darragh
  • October 2022

TRENDING: BEST'S RESEARCH
Trending Research Includes Report on the World’s 50 Largest Reinsurers

Other trending research includes reports on the global reinsurance market, mortality risk, health insurance and captive insurance.

  • October 2022

AM BEST TV & AUDIO
Data Partnerships Help Insurers Roll With Technology’s Constant Changes, Verisk CEO Says

Also, industry professionals discuss growth in MENA insurance markets as well as how insurers can navigate the post-lockdown work environment.

  • October 2022

AM BEST WEBINARS
Panel to Discuss How Imagery Models Can Create a More Consistent Picture of Risk

Professionals also explore the relationship between the claims experience and customer satisfaction and examine the state of the surplus lines sector.

  • October 2022

WEB TRAFFIC
Visits to US Private Passenger Auto Writers

Progressive leads web analytic provider Semrush's ranking of the top 10 U.S. Private Passenger Auto Writers based on direct premiums written.

  • October 2022

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