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Articles from Best's Review (July 1, 2002)

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A call for cautious creativity: navigating the alternative market requires special skills, such as technical underwriting. Insurers must also consider the quality of the alternative-market entity. (Underwriting Insight: Property/Casualty). Blades, Judith A. Brief Article 746
A fine incentive: a study shows that states with higher penalties for driving without insurance tend to have fewer uninsured motorists. (Auto Insurance: Property/Casualty). McCullough, Kathleen 1044
A new card deal: health-care discount plans are tapping into the huge uninsured market. Should health insurers take notice? (Health-Care Discounters: Life/Health). Goch, Lynna 2065
Aetna names new president. (Executives). Brief Article 119
AGF reorganizes management as managing director resigns. (Executives). Brief Article 190
Allianz Life of North America taps Kavitsky as president. (Executives). Brief Article 116
Banking on policyholders: insurers that establish banks face the challenge of reshaping consumer attitudes about financial transactions. (Bank and Insurance: Industry Strategies). Gorski, Lorraine 2848
Best's rating changes. (Ratings). Statistical Data Included 4555
CNA mortgage term product refunds premiums. (New Products and Services). Brief Article 95
Compelling resolution: arbitration clauses are becoming standard provision in reinsurance contracts. (Loss/Risk Management Insight: Property/Casualty). Otto, Mitchell Brief Article 711
Cyber-risks create coverage gaps: the internet poses a large risk for corporations, whose general liability policies often don't provide proper coverage for cyber-terrorism and other technological exposures. (Selling Insight: Property/Casualty). Harris, Don Brief Article 728
Deleting the risk: Hackers invading corporate Web sites by using more sophisticated techniques fuel the market for cyber-risk insurance. (Cyber-Risk: Technology). Goch, Lynna Brief Article 2146
Ex-Judge gets new perspective as regulator. (Briefing). Brief Article 399
Faster, cheaper, better: the process of life underwriting continues to evolve. Today's marketplace demands speed, without sacrificing protective value. (Underwriting Insight: Life/Health). George, Hank Brief Article 671
First lady of Wall Street. (Agent Issues: Industry Strategies). Bowers, Barbara 2754
FM Global to build $70M Tech Center. (Loss/Risk Management Notes: Property/Casualty). Brief Article 148
GE Tweaks risk product. (Loss/Risk Management Notes: Property/Casualty). Brief Article 92
Heads butt over insurance scoring. (Briefing). Brief Article 322
Insurers taken to task over handling of Holocaust claims. (Briefing). Brief Article 163
Insurers warn regulators: class actions hurt us all. (Briefing). Brief Article 229
July meetings. Brief Article 195
Juries award plaintiffs more money more often. (Loss/Risk Management Notes: property/Casualty). Brief Article 520
Kansas commissioner decries Court decision on Anthem. (Companies). Brief Article 94
Kemper sets succession plan for Chief Executive, Chairman. (Executives). Brief Article 150
Lexington adds coverage to keep up with changes in real-estate market. (Marketplace: Property/Casualty). Brief Article 193
Lincoln financial adopts Eagles' new home turf. (Companies). Brief Article 317
Location, location, location: new threats of man-made catastrophes sharpen the need for mapping technology to assess density of exposures and proximity to potential targets. (Underwriting: Technology). Winslow, Jon 1110
Many happy returns? investors are delighted to ride the Bermuda gravy train for now, but experience shows they'll eventually look to get off. One option is to go public. (Bermuda Start-ups: Industry Strategies). Noonan, Brendan 1512
MIB offers HIPAA training Primer. (Technology Notes: Technology). Brief Article 173
Minnesota life moves to wholesaling. (Marketplace: Life/Health). Brief Article 190
Mutual understanding: being a mutual allows Northwestern Mutual Insurance Co. to look farther into the future than its Wall Street competitors, says Edward Zore, chief executive officer. (Mutuals: Industry Strategies Q&A). Hillman, John Interview 973
New Hancock LTC policy covers four family members. (New Products and Services). Brief Article 95
Newcomer Levene to lead transformation of Lloyd's. (Executives). Brief Article 288
Offshore underbelly: the ability to perpetrate insurance fraud offshore is enhanced by the capabilities of the Internet. The financial loss to insurers is compounded by the loss of trust in the industry that fraud causes. (Fraud: Q&A Industry Strategies). Panko, Ron Interview 1818
Ohio regulator Covington scrambles to stay ahead of changing issues. (Briefing). Brief Article 379
Online probability analysis available at Nationwide site. (Marketplace: Life/Health). Brief Article 190
Penn Treaty taps president-coo. (Executives). Brief Article 123
Phoenix Cos., Ohio National invest in AnnuityNet. (Technology Notes: Technology). Brief Article 156
Proof positive: more and more states are asking insurers to help them keep tabs on auto coverage electronically. (Auto Insurance: Property/Casualty). Fagan, Mike 1658
Rhode Island bill condemns use of software in claims settlement. (Technology Notes: Technology). Brief Article 212
Rude awakening: insurance agents need to recognize the advantages and responsibilities of their independence and communicate them better to the public. (Selling Insight: Life/Health). Verzone, Ronald D. Brief Article 761
Selectively enhancing interactions: a key driver for increasing insurers' profitability is to make significant improvements for the most critical customer interactions. (Technology Insight: Technology). Landberg, Steven Brief Article 600
Sept. 11: One event or two? decision belongs to a Jury. (Companies). Brief Article 165
Setting the pace: leading insurers employ similar intelligent-growth strategies to outperform their competitors. (Cover Story). Pieroni, William N. 1482
St. Paul introduces policy for Investment Advisers. (Marketplace: Property/Casualty). Brief Article 101
St. Paul Re names Price chief underwriting officer. (Executives). Brief Article 92
Swett & Crawford provides large-fleet trucker policies. (Marketplace: Property/Casualty). Brief Article 85
Taking aim at smaller prey: companies that used products containing asbestos are the newest targets of litigation. (Briefing). 1472
The four-letter threat: insurers are applying the experience they've gained from handling mold claims to abate costs and prevent future payouts. (Mold: Property/Casualty). Goch, Lynna 1821
The proper balance: new solvency standards are forcing health-care providers to find the right combination of reinsurance and risk retention to maintain adequate surplus. (Financial Standards: Life/Health). Kaurich, Kelley J. 1347
The regulation debate: it was state vs. federal at a conference for the life insurance industry, and debaters found little common ground. (Regulation: Life/Health). Panko, Ron 1464
The risk of watching. (Spectator Liability: Property/Casualty). Chordas, Lori 2487
Top 200 Life Insurers by Admitted Assets--2001. (Life: Cover Story). Statistical Data Included 2172
Top 200 Property/Casualty Insurers by Net Premiums Written--2001. (Property/Casualty: Cover Story). Statistical Data Included 1799
Wendt: Conseco progressing. (Companies). Brief Article 125
Zurich's new policy covers employees legal expenses. (Marketplace: Property/Casualty). Brief Article 241

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