Best's Review

Insurers Seek Federal Backstop to Pandemic Risk

Lawmakers are considering two proposals that address business interruption insurance related to COVID-19. AM BestTV and AM BestAudio report on stories from a number of sectors within the insurance industry.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

ESG’s Role in Insurance, Understanding EMEA Trends, a Market Briefing

Experts discuss environmental, social and governance criteria, innovation and the pandemic’s impact on the insurance industry.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

Market Segment Outlooks for Personal and Commercial Lines

AM Best also comments on COVID-19 economic risks for the U.S. life/annuity industry and the outlook for Peru’s insurance industry.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

A Healthy Dose of Reality

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

Almost Picture-Perfect

Photo estimating for auto claims increases during pandemic.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

Laboratory of the Minds

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

‘An Invaluable Tool’

Guernsey regulator launches pilot pre-authorization for captive insurance cells.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

Turning a Corner

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

NAIC Update

Group Capital Calculation adopted and new slate of officers chosen.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

Zurich Pandemic Insurance Plan Modeled On Crop Program

The concept calls for reinsurance pools that would allow companies to choose how much risk they would keep, an element that differentiates the proposal from others.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

Major League Baseball Sues Over COVID Coverage Denials

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s office, 30 ball clubs and MLB affiliates seek billions of dollars from lost ticket sales, sponsorships and advertising revenue.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

Firsthand Accounts Help Peers Move Forward

Bryan Falchuk uses case studies from seven carriers to demonstrate how the industry can adapt to changing expectations and customer demands.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

Marketing Lessons From Asia

Content marketing, mobile communications and artificial intelligence challenge traditional approaches in rapidly developing markets.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

Expert Opinions

AM Best: Survey reveals COVID bringing new challenges to professional lines.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

A Song in His Heart

RenaissanceRe founder Jim Stanard pursues his lifelong passion while continuing his insurance career.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

AIG Spins Off Life and Retirement Businesses, Names CEO

TIAA’s president and CEO to retire, Tennessee has new insurance commissioner, RLI names only third CEO in 55 years and Vindati names chief executive officer.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

An Insidious Risk

Technical debt is like a leaky pipe waiting to wreak havoc on a homeowner.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

Election Effects

A Biden administration might signal the return to a dual regulatory dynamic for insurers.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

A Disciplined Response

Middle East and North Africa insurers change underwriting approach in response to quarantines, low oil prices.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

Customers First

Insurers must offer quality customer service—especially during a hard market.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

The Great Unknowns

Workers’ comp insurers face many uncertainties around COVID-related claims.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

AM Best: UK, European Insurers Under Increasing Pressure

Persistent low interest rates, other economic forces, and regulation have joined pandemic-related coverage as lingering issues, according to AM Best analysts.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

2021: The Year of Liability Claims

Pandemic-related claims and complaints are expected to keep insurers and courts particularly busy into the new year.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020

(Climate) Change for the Better

Peak Re CEO Franz Hahn says the insurance industry should partner with government and academia to fast-track responses to global warming.

Posted: Dec 31, 2020