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

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A common language: Internet platforms help insurers communicate more easily with service providers and vendors and can result in significant loss reductions and savings. (Technology). Seidel, Eric 1381
Adding it up: to make itself attractive to potential buyers, an agency must show that it is profitable--and that it will stay that way. (Property/Casualty). Cunningham, Sharon Brief Article 731
Aetna shareholders reject dissident board nominee. (Companies). Brief Article 123
Anthem offers $4 billion to buy Trigon Healthcare. (Companies). Brief Article 181
Asbestos suit ends in $2.7 billion payout. (Briefing). Brief Article 207
Best's rating changes. (Ratings). Brief Article 1024
By Slim Margin, Prudential agents decide against forming a union. (Companies). Brief Article 182
Chubb offers coverage for staying competitive. (Property/Casualty). Brief Article 168
Comment. Brief Article 461
Corporate changes: the consolidation of the life/health industry continued in 2001. (Life/Health). 1108
Corporate changes: the property/casualty industry continued to consolidate, as state regulators kept a close watch on companies' viability and mergers and acquisitions maintained a healthy pace in 2001. (Property/Casualty). 5405
CPCU program refocuses professional designations. (Property/Casualty). Brief Article 289
Cultural differences: limited access to medical records and testing requirements can make it difficult for insurers to do business in other countries. (Briefing). Hillman, John Brief Article 1309
Current guide to best's ratings. (Ratings). Brief Article 544
Evan Greenberg to oversee Ace's international operations. (Executives). Brief Article 140
Frugal IT budgets don't skimp on customer service upgrades. (Technology). Brief Article 222
GE Financial introduces payout product. (New Products and Services). Brief Article 141
Georgia Blues ordered to explain fees, calculation method to doctors. (Briefing). Brief Article 301
Hancock Partners to expand independent membership. (Life/Health). Brief Article 179
Hartford sweeps away contractors' coverage woes. (Property/Casualty). Brief Article 98
Hartford taps Grady to head information services at life unit. (Executives). Brief Article 87
Healthy selection: less than a decade after the managed-care revolution began in earnest, new styles of health plans are on the market. Proponents see them as the next major trend in health insurance. (Life/Health). Panko, Ron 2879
Hueppi cuts all ties to Zurich. (Executives). Brief Article 296
Industry veteran John Campo dies. (Executives). Obituary 176
Insurance Bureau of Canada names new president-CEO. (Executives). Brief Article 103
Insurers to feel cinch of N.J. budget belt. (Briefing). Brief Article 305
Insuring victory: insurance professionals learn how to run for public office at their own political boot camp. (Industry Strategies). Bowers, Barbara Brief Article 2343
June meetings. 186
Keep it simple: laws and documents intended to help or protect insurance policyholders sometimes backfire. (Life/Health). Verzone, Ronald D. Brief Article 792
Liberty Mutual: injuries cost employers up to $40 billion. (Property/Casualty). Brief Article 149
Life choices: more consumers buy whole life policies, but those who opt for term life are buying policies with higher coverage amounts. (Life/Health). Hillman, John Statistical Data Included 1071
Little help exists for when reputations get smeared. (Property/Casualty). Brief Article 297
Make time for training: several methods exist to help employees stay current in their jobs. (Property/Casualty). Egan, Michael P. Brief Article 777
New alternatives. (Property/Casualty). Statistical Data Included 1595
O'Hare to retire from Chubb. (Executives). Brief Article 327
Outsourcing for success: by outsourcing claims, insurers are free to deploy their resources toward developing and sustaining core competencies. (Property/Casualty). Washburn, John Brief Article 675
PacfiCare, WellPoint face questions on drug contracts. (Briefing). Brief Article 154
Riding the demutualization wave: restructuring at the life insurance industry has exceeded expectations, and more is likely. (Life/Health). Stein, Robert W. Brief Article 764
RIMS and OSHA create partnership. (Property/Casualty). Brief Article 218
Risk takes center stage: the RIMS convention examined how the terrorist attacks and corporate bankruptcies have changed the art of risk management. (Property/Casualty). Pilla, David 2166
Royal & Sun promotes Boyle to chief of U.K. operations. (Executives). Brief Article 85
Secret identity: insurers have spent countless hours working to meet policyholder privacy requirements. Now the results are paying off in customer satisfaction and retention. (Industry Strategies). Chordas, Lori 3748
Serving up the middle market: insurers can regain the middle market by using the right software and databases to speed up policy underwriting and issuance. (Technology). Thomson, Maria 1576
Setting the stage: Sponsorships help open the doors to business for insurers. (Industry Strategies). Goch, Lynna Brief Article 2949
Spain's Mapfre Re joins Inreon platform. (Technology). Brief Article 230
Storm front. (Editor's Prologue). Brief Article 380
Storm warning: if Hurricane Andrew struck the same area today, insured losses could be nearly double what they were 10 years ago. (Cover Story). Bowers, Barbara Brief Article 4795
Taking flight: since Sept. 11, travel insurance rates and sales have been on an upswing. (Property/Casualty). Chordas, Lori Statistical Data Included 2317
Top 10 injuries suffered on the job. (Property/Casualty). Brief Article 139
Unitrin agrees to pay $33 million to settle class-action bias suit. (Companies). Brief Article 228
Unleashing value in the finance unit: technological tools will enable the financial unit of an insurance company to provide more specific data more quickly and at a lower cost. (Technology). Roop, Gerald R. Brief Article 684
Volatile stock market propels fixed-annuity sales at banks. (Life/Health). Brief Article 205
Waiting in the wings: high-impact, low-probability catastrophes, such as meteorite crashes and giant tsunamis, are changing from "what ifs" to realities for insurers. (Cover Story). Goch, Lynna Brief Article 2652
When the dust settles: it may be years before insurers see the last of the disability claims related to Sept. 11. (Life/Health). Chordas, Lori 2469
Zurich launches coverage for residential fuel oil tanks. (Property/Casualty). Brief Article 113

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