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Articles from Best's Review (April 1, 2003)

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10 ways to get into the game: individual disability-income products come in a variety of shapes and sizes, all of which can be profitable for insurers. (Life/Health: Disability). Skwire, Daniel D. 1612
A changing role: chief financial officers must do more with less as they work to restore investor trust. (Property/Casualty: Loss/Risk Management Insight). French, Doug 768
Association health plans need state regulation, legislators warn. (Briefing: NCOIL Spring Meeting). Kelly, Dennis Brief Article 258
Baltimore auto insurer drawn to New Jersey urban dwellers. (Companies). Brief Article 168
Best's Rating Changes. (Ratings). 2729
Blinded by the might: companies shouldn't get caught up in the bells and whistles of technology so much that they lose sight of basic sales and marketing functions. (Life/Heath: Selling Insight). Hoeg, Gregory J. 733
Breaking barriers: risk managers and information technology managers need to work together to protect their companies from cyber-crime. (Cover Story: Risk Management). Rohde, Bill 1342
By the numbers. (Briefing). Brief Article 223
Citizens Inc. to acquire Mid-American's Life Insurers. (Companies). Brief Article 116
Comment. Letter to the Editor 480
Discovery channel: health insurers must decide whether to cover the steady stream of federally approved high-tech medical devices. (Life/Health: Medical Devices). Panko, Ron 2758
Doing right on governance: the core of corporate governance is the development of a risk-sensitive culture that enables the right people to do the right thing at the right time. (Life/Health: Underwriting Insight). Stein, Robert W. 621
DOT survey shows increase in use of car seats for tots. (Property/Casualty: Loss/Risk Management Notes). Brief Article 159
For your eyes only: this month insurers face the first of three federally mandated privacy compliance deadlines. (Industry Strategies: Privacy). Bowers, Barbara 4895
Growing pains: the number of large agencies is increasing, making changes in management practices more important than ever. (Property/Casualty: Selling Insight). Cunningham, Sharon 676
Hard times: the economy is not the only worry for risk managers, who play an increasingly vital and difficult role in the overall security of their companies. (Cover Story: Risk Management). Noonan, Brendan 1357
Inreon exchange expands reinsurance platform to Japan. (Companies). Brief Article 84
Insurers being taken to the cleaners; alliance hopes to save claims dollars. (Property/Casualty: Loss/Risk Management Notes). 242
IT in a cost-driven era: insurers are using portfolio management tools to help allocate tight resources. (Technology: Technology Insight). Landberg, Steven 724
Knowing the competition: in the highly competitive insurance industry, we cannot afford to be negligent in analyzing our competitors. (Property/Casualty: Underwriting Insight). Egan, Michael P. 781
Looking for the next great idea in business takes skill. (Property/Casualty: Marketplace). Brief Article 199
Microscope or binoculars: traditional risk managers are being divided into those who focus on insurance and those who oversee a company's entire risk, even risks for which insurance isn't available. (Cover Story: Risk Management). Green, Meg 4229
NCCI: rising medical expenses add to workers' comp premiums. (Briefing: NCOIL Spring Meeting). Kelly, Dennis Brief Article 236
New SEC rules will challenge insurers in 2003 financial filings. (Briefing: Highlights from BestWeek)). Suszynski, Marie 815
Now you see them. (Editor's Prologue). Editorial 380
One-fourth of U.S. adults say inflating insurance claims is OK. (Property/Casualty: Loss/Risk Management Notes). Brief Article 248
Principal offers 'transition' to immediate annuity. (Life/Health: Marketplace). 224
Producing a winner: hard markets mean hard times for product development, but it doesn't have to be that way. (Property/Casualty: Product Development). Macdonald, James W. 2439
Progressive offers segway coverage. (Property/Casualty: Marketplace). Brief Article 214
Proposed Savings Accounts may threaten college plans. (Life/Health: Marketplace). Brief Article 194
Report says XML to improve distribution channel service. (Technology: Technology Notes). Brief Article 216
Sarbanes-Oxley adds uncertainty to European view of U.S. markets. (Briefing: Highlights from BestWeek). Pilla, David 325
Sky alert: wireless devices offer new conveniences for the insurance business, but also add new levels of risk. (Technology: Security). Panko, Ron 2001
Snowstorm woes might have been eased by legislation. (Briefing: NCOIL Spring Meeting). Kelly, Dennis Brief Article 228
Spreading the word: agents who share information about long-term-care insurance with prospects and their families create benefits for everyone involved. (Life/Health: Long-Term Care). Anderson, Lenny 1335
St. Paul eyes small-business market. (Property/Casualty: Marketplace). 319
Survey looks at claims challenges. (Technology: Technology Notes). Brief Article 234
Surviving the storm: by spending 5% to 10% more upfront to fortify the construction of a new home, dwellings can be made more resistant to catastrophe-caused property damage. (Property/Casualty: Loss Management). Green, Meg 1457
The electric cure: technology helped move WellChoice from the brink of bankruptcy to financial security and increased productivity. (Technology: Health Care). Chordas, Lori 2170
The latest model: life insurers can now reap the benefits of catastrophe modeling. (Life/Health: Catastrophe Modeling). Bowers, Barbara 1509
The right sale: insurers address suitability concerns as sales of long-term-care products grow. (Life/Health: Long-Term Care). Chordas, Lori 1783
The sunny side of life: anemic interest rates and an uncertain stock market feed the growth of equity index annuities. (Life/Health: Annuities). Panko, Ron 700
Time to get real: insurers must harness the Internet to grow business and reduce costs. (Technology: Internet). MacDonald, Robert W. 1848

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