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

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'Road map' harder to read. (Marketplace: Life/Health). Brief Article 190
A hunt for treasure? Data mining can give insurers a tool to view their business in a new way. (Technology Insight). Sinn, Bill 749
A new way of thinking: online technology is not just for administrative tasks anymore. Insurers are now beginning to use it for more complicated parts of their businesses. (Information Management: Industry Strategies). Panko, Ron 3013
Allianz to offer D&O coverage for first time in United States. (Companies). Brief Article 112
Allure of voluntary benefits: despite the risks, the insurance industry recognizes there is much opportunity in offering benefits at the workplace that employees can choose. (Underwriting Insight: Life/Health). Cain, Gary Column 629
Amerigroup transfers to NYSE. (Companies). Brief Article 297
Aviation loss estimates 'benign' for 2002. (Briefing). Brief Article 121
Banks increase income from insurance sales. (Briefing). Brief Article 149
Bermuda's Axis Speciality forms holding company. (Companies). Brief Article 178
Best's Rating Changes. (Ratings). 2808
Broker InsuranceNoodle buys Conn.-based XL Vianet. (Companies). Brief Article 137
By the numbers. Brief Article 186
California Credit Union signs pact with LTC marketer. (Marketplace: Life/Health). Brief Article 107
Chubb offers posh homeowners coverage for domestic help. (Marketplace: Property/Casualty). Brief Article 198
Cigna cuts work force, takes $98 million charge. (Briefing). Brief Article 127
Coalition releases top 13 insurance schemes of 2002. 564
Conseco bankruptcy may spur regulatory change. Hillman, John 972
Data blocker: insurers can adopt new technology tools to help them keep privacy data secure. (Security: Technology). Ouimette, Gates 1986
Europe may see 900 million euro insured losses from Windstorm Calvann. Brief Article 273
Experts partner to study terrorism risk compensation. (Loss/Risk Management Notes: Property/Casualty). Brief Article 286
Fireman's Fund portal helps middle-market customers. (Marketplace: Property/Casualty). Brief Article 236
French insurers to combine subsidiaries. (Briefing). Brief Article 106
Getting it all together: Florida's new chief financial officer looks to the challenge of combining two formerly independent departments, as well as resolving key insurance issues. (State Regulation: Industry Strategies Q&A). Suszynski, Marie Interview 1627
Going for the gold: China appears poised to lead South and East Asia's push as the fastest-growing insurance market in the world. (Globalization: Cover Story). Pilla, David 2845
Hartford execs tout new markets. (Marketplace: Life/Health). Brief Article 134
Health-care spending jumps at highest rate in decade. 373
Insurer pairs with car-rental business for new service. (Marketplace: Property/Casualty). Brief Article 257
Insurers can use technology to stop money laundering. (Technology Notes). Brief Article 283
Insurers should watch contract language. (Briefing). Brief Article 93
Insuring tangible property: as trade secret theft becomes a greater risk, trade secret coverage becomes a bigger concern. (Loss/Risk Management Insight: Property/Casualty). Rutkin, Alan S. Column 752
Kemper Insurance Cos. (People in Insurance). Brief Article 117
Life-altering experience: the new mortality table for life products gives insurers the opportunity to develop more competitive products. (Mortality: Life/Health). DesRochers, Christian 1659
Line drive: advocates of medical-liability reform legislation will take on federal and state lawmakers again. (Medical Liability: Property/Casualty). Bowers, Barbara 2162
Meetings. Calendar 166
Mixing--and separating--mold and myth: experts say it's hard to find scientific facts to support claims of some mold-related health hazards. (Mold: Property/Casualty). Bowers, Barbara 3280
Mold delineated: Insurance Services Office has introduced policy language on mold to help insurers limit exposure but retain underwriting flexibility. (Mold: Property/Casualty). Thompson, Kevin B. 2014
Moving target: a more mobile work force and a drop in employer-provided benefits could enhance the market for individual disability-income insurance. (Disability: Life/Health). Penn-David, Thomas K. 1539
New York Life International LLC. (People in Insurance). Brief Article 82
PATRIOT Act inspires new products. (Technology Notes). Brief Article 206
Prudential to acquire American Skandia. (Companies). Brief Article 144
Quick cover: segregated-cell captives offer almost instant insurance solutions combined with lower costs, but experts say their legal structure hasn't truly been tested yet. (Alternative Market: Property/Casualty). Green, Meg 2914
Ready or not: although the post-Sept. 11 market appears to give weaker insurers a respite, they need to make action plans to fight for their survival. (Market Competition: Property/Casualty). Schrempf, Bill 1680
Rites of passage: Australia and New Zealand are often viewed as the gateway to larger markets in Asia, but insurers have to overcome problems in those countries first. (Globalization: Cover Story). Pilla, David 3576
Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group plc. (People in Insurance). Brief Article 125
Safeco program scores with agents, community. (Marketplace: Property/Casualty). Brief Article 195
Securing the system: in the wake of viruses, hackers and worms, insurers maintain constant guard over their computer systems. (Cyber-Security: Technology). Green, Meg 3406
Staying up front: the longer the hard market lasts, the harder we must work to keep the public informed. (Selling Insight: Property/Casualty). Stewart, Gordon Column 749
Study: auto insurance market reaches maturity. (Marketplace: Property/Casualty). 313
Suit yourself: interest in life insurance is reviving, but insurers need to educate consumers so they can determine suitability of products for themselves. (Selling Insight: Life/Health). Verzone, Ronald D. 746
Tackling terrorism coverage: a government backstop will have limited value since most claims likely will fall within net retentions in the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. (Underwriting Insight: Property/Casualty). Gebhardt, Klaus 753
Taking a shot at credit scoring. (Comment). Letter to the Editor 389
Texas launches residual market for homeowners insurance. Brief Article 164
The market for legal malpractice coverage beginning to take off. (Loss/Risk Management Notes: Property/Casualty). Brief Article 245
U.K. insurer covers child care for disabled homemakers. (Companies). Brief Article 511
Variable Annuity assets fell sharply. (Marketplace: Life/Health). Brief Article 215
Vermont nears 600 licensed captives after record year. Brief Article 258
Vigilance rewarded: with better technology and more attention to suitability issues, the writers of life insurance and annuities appear less likely to face new class-action lawsuits. (Market Conduct: Life/Health). Panko, Ron 3432
WellPoint agrees to acquire Calif. Dental-Vision provider. (Companies). Brief Article 91
With cargo security risks rising can technology be a solution? (Loss/Risk Management Notes: Property/Casualty). Brief Article 247
Worlds of chances and challenges. (Editor's Prologue). Editorial 343

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