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Deepfakes Are No Laughing Matter

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

AM Best: Economic Uncertainty, Record Low Interest Rates Impact Brazil’s Reinsurance Market

Rather than introduce truly unique disruptions to the insurance industry, 2020 forced insurers to speed up existing plans to modernize their businesses.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

2020 Was a Time Machine That Flung Insurance Into the Future

Eight-year-old standard finds fresh life thanks to new legislation meant to ease access to patient data across the health care ecosystem.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Innovation Through Integration: Legislation Should Help Open Access to Patient Data

The life insurance industry is still addressing the issue of unclaimed benefits nearly a decade after the situation first made headlines across the U.S. While the use of new technologies and diligence has abated the issue, some instances still remain...

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Unclaimed Life Insurance: Insurers Grapple With a Problem That Resists Elimination

Vantage and Conduit bet a combination of experience, technology and grit will allow them to sidestep the low interest rate environment that has crimped the entire industry.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Praesidium CEO: Risk Management Is Key to Preventing Child Abuse Claims

As claims grow due to changes in statute of limitations laws, insurers are raising underwriting standards and providing their insureds assessment resources to meet those requirements. Special Section sponsored by Finys.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

The Impact of COVID on Cyberrisk and the Importance of Recorded Statements in Insurance Claims

Industry experts also discuss the business lessons learned from COVID and the importance of data quality, optimal processes and accurate data analysis for insurers across all lines of business.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Stronger Hurricanes May Put More Inland Areas at Risk in the Future

Also, insurance industry professionals discuss pet prescription coverage and new regulations on the use of commercial drones.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Acquisitions, State Actions and Name Changes

Secura Insurance is among the life/health and property/casualty insurers in the United States that have had a recent corporate change.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Market Segment Report: Premium Volume May Be Down but Profits Could Expand for Auto Insurers

AM Best also comments on the potential for Texas insurers to see record catastrophe losses from winter storm Uri and accelerated ESG investments.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Power Shot: Customer Brand Loyalty and Sports Partnerships Are in Full Effect in Insurance

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped many insurance brands from resonating with consumers and meeting customer expectations, and Vitality is partnering with reigning Olympic gold medal team England & Great Britain Women’s Hockey.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

UnitedHealth Group Names Successor to Retiring CEO

Also, FM Global creates new position of head of power generation, Ohio has a new insurance commissioner and Lloyd’s fills newly created role of chief of markets.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Best’s Credit Ratings Mobile App Puts Information at Agents’ Fingertips

Adriana Franco details the concept behind developing the app and what to expect from the application and its features over time.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Attorney: Insurance Policy Exclusions Still Fodder for New York Courts

Author Evan Krinick takes a look at 25 years of insurance cases in new book.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

AM Best: China Outlook Shaped by Premiums, Profitability and Regulation

Auto insurance comprises the majority of China’s nonlife market.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Name Game: Some Insurers Are Shedding Their Old Monikers for New Company Names

Every corporate name change has a unique story behind its inspiration, and several insurers recently have found creative ways to rebrand their company names.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Plan Now for the Inevitable Soft Market

Successful insurers maintain underwriting discipline that anticipates a rate downturn.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Beyond the Pandemic, a Gathering Wave of Risks Threatens Insurers With Outsized Losses

This issue includes a look at lawsuits over chemicals that have contaminated drinking water and examines growing concerns about cyberrisks. Other coverage includes a listing of the largest insurers in Latin America.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Benefits From Optimal Processes, Accurate Analysis and How Insurance Claims Are Changing

Professionals discuss how carriers are investing resources into analytics, how remote access and lifestyle changes are affecting insurance claims and how the insurance industry is tackling long-term care.

Posted: Feb 26, 2021