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Articles from Best's Review (August 1, 2005)

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Title Author Type Words
2005 hurricane season launches early. Cornejo, Rick 506
4 ways to Save an IP license: companies must protect their rights to intellectual property and information technology they have licensed from another insurer in case that insurer becomes insolvent. Rosenblatt, William W. 2468
8 rules of consolidation: creating a single online touch point for policyholders and producers lowers operating costs and promotes good customer service. Veeraraghavan, N.R. 1148
A second paradigm: the level of protection provided by state guaranty funds hasn't kept pace with inflation. Spreading the risk in tiers among additional insurers may restore the safety net. Martin, David A. 1567
A time for change: insurers are making strategic investments in information and technology and transforming IT into a business enabler. Chang, Richard A. 719
Aetna to acquire Regional Health Network for $390M. Brief Article 87
Alien forces at work. Green, Meg 3894
Amlin calls off acquisition of fellow Lloyd's insurer. Brief Article 87
Arkansas, Fla. Blues combine life products, form company. Brief Article 140
Assurant Inc. Brief Article 92
Back to work: as more post-retirees return to the workplace, insurers and benefit brokers are designing benefit packages that incorporate their needs. Chordas, Lori 2716
Best's rating changes. Illustration 3438
Bombings create echoes for writers. O'Connor, Robert Brief Article 300
Cash value product from nationwide. Brief Article 92
Citigroup Inc. Brief Article 84
Clarifications. Correction Notice 213
Combined ratio, top property/casualty writers, United States--2004. Illustration 203
Coming up ... in September. Calendar 165
Commercial losses from U.K. bombing mount. O'Connor, Robert Brief Article 260
Commercial multiple peril, top writers, United States--2004. 954
Cracking the life code: banks have lagged in their ability to sell life insurance, but more effective application processing is one of several factors that are building sales. Panko, Ron 1873
Direct premiums written by line, property/casualty, United States--2004. 1465
Driver training, seat belts can reduce van accidents. Green, Meg 515
E.G. Bowman & Co. Brief Article 209
Equity indexed life. Pinkans, Mike 1248
File-sharing decision raises questions about third-party liability. 470
First Kirsten Christophe Memorial Award has special significance. Brief Article 243
Fixed annuities sold by banks. Brief Article 137
Florida fund has changed, but is pressure off? Cornejo, Rick 435
Guide to best's financial strength ratings. 845
Hannover Re to focus on specialty lines in U.S. Brief Article 133
Homeowners multiple peril, top writers, United States--2004. 951
In reserve: Triple-X securitization represents an emerging class of structured products for life insurers. Merchant, Shanker 2533
ISO: second quarter U.S. cat losses lowest in 10 years. Cornejo, Rick 338
Joint Life venture wins two more licenses in China. Brief Article 110
Litigating from the driver's seat: managing claim litigation wisely heads off unnecessary costs unwelcome surprises. Harring, Dean K. 1602
Living the vision: Atlanta Life Financial marks its 100th anniversary in serving African Americans and other Southeastern U.S. customers. Chordas, Lori 575
Loss ratio, top property/casualty writers, United States--2004. Brief Article 200
Marsh's ads get personal. Goch, Lynna Interview 217
Medical malpractice, top writers, United States--2004: Rank is based on 2004 direct premiums written. 947
Meetings. Calendar 138
Midwest Blues plans file to offer Medicare products. Brief Article 83
New challenges: if baby boomers continue to work during retirement, underwriters may need to rethink group disability benefits. Bannach, Jerry 788
No strings attached: Jackson National champions independent distribution, supported by after-sales service and strong products. Panko, Ron Interview 1253
No Wiggle Room: with reinsurers' increased scrutiny on claims, underwriters are sticking to their guidelines--and agents feel the pressure. Verzone, Ronald D. 692
On the verge: equity indexed life insurance has been around for a decade in the United States. It finally may be poised for a breakout. Panko, Ron 1614
Partners in service: when trying to build successful partnerships between agencies and service centers, principals need to remember not all service centers are created equal. Gee, Patrick 658
Perfect prospects: insurers are stepping up their courtship of Asian Americans, the fastest growing--and most affluent--race in the United States. Green, Meg Cover Story 2641
Reducing crime risks: agents can assess their clients' risks by asking how they protect their homes and families. McElwee, Andrew 721
Retirement outlook: rocky. Panko, Ron Brief Article 141
Reviewing the situation. Sieber, Glenn A. 536
Star Power. Brief Article 181
Sun Life acquires Australian Bank's Hong Kong unit. Brief Article 131
Terror loss costs tally may be months away. O'Connor, Robert Brief Article 103
The Asian explosion. Whitney, Sally Editorial 367
Then there was one: when companies merge, blending their risk management operations requires planning, foresight and tough choices. Bowers, Barbara 1918
Thinking the unthinkable: to effectively underwrite any potentially catastrophic peril, it's important to understand the dynamics of that peril. Egan, Michael P. 772
Total auto, top writers, United States--2004. 957
Trial by fire: insurers are using technology to manage wildfire risk more effectively. Raichle, W.M. 971
Two insurers are listed in Advertising Aqe's 2004. Brief Article 86
UnitedHealth Group to merge with PacifiCare in $8 billion deal. Lysiak, Fran Matso 487
Wearing genes to work. Green, Meg Brief Article 220
Where there's smoke: commentators have suggested that similar to other mass torts, such as asbestos, welding rod litigation may mushroom. Smith, Michael J. 696
Whom do you trust? Brown, Erik R. Letter to the Editor 254
Workers' compensation, top writers, United States--2004: Rank is based on 2004 direct premiums written. Illustration 983

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