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

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'Snake oil' pollutes underwriting: the very concept of insurability will be at risk unless underwriters embrace new and faster modes of risk assessment. George, Hank 714
A burst of trouble: thunderstorms can cause greater annual aggregate losses than hurricanes, so insurers must be better prepared. Doggett, Tim 2067
A stricter construction: in dealing with construction claims, insurance companies cannot be required to pay for damages that are imminent, only those that have occurred. Rutkin, Alan S. 747
A turn for the better: insurers rely on brokers to sell their consumer-driven health-care plans, but brokers must understand the plans to succeed in the growing market. Bowers, Barbara 3457
Ace Ltd. Brief Article 88
Advisory group gives up push for Uniform Software licensing law. Chordas, Lori 327
AIG buys stake in Chinese property/casualty insurer. Brief Article 240
American Equity Investment marks growth with IPO. Brief Article 102
Banks' insurance income slips slightly. Hillman, John Brief Article 291
Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Planning U.S. IPO. Brief Article 112
Best's rating changes. Illustration 2406
Blaster worm, power blackout might spur cyber insurance sales. Chordas, Lori Brief Article 212
Books. Book Review 270
Brown & Brown continues to expand with acquisitions. Brief Article 162
Coming up ... in December. Brief Article 162
Conseco gets approval to leave bankruptcy. Brief Article 210
Dealing in fraud: professional criminals and petty thieves are draining cash from the insurance industry, and more companies are getting serious about plugging the hole. Suszynski, Marie 7302
Division of AIG offers excess flood coverage. Green, Meg Brief Article 100
Dust storm: a sudden rise in silicosis claims is reminiscent of asbestos litigation, but this time insurers are blocking the turbulence. Green, Meg 3336
Europeans paying more for property coverage. Pilla, David Brief Article 123
Excess and surplus lines premium jumps 62% in 2002. Brief Article 169
Experts: PR's more effective in branding than advertising. Goch, Lynna 548
Eye on the prize: insurers can save money and boost revenue by improving distribution-channel management with the right strategy and efficient operations. Lockmiller, Paul 704
Facing the past. 851
Florida hiring fraud prosecutor. Suszynski, Marie Brief Article 103
Getting to know you: as homeowners writers see personal property claims rise, they're taking a closer look at insureds' personal characteristics. Harrington, Joseph S. 2102
Greater than the sum of the parts: new risk management textbook connects with holistic problem solving. Bowers, Barbara Interview 2381
Health insurance groups merging to gain lobbying clout. Kelly, Dennis 552
High court caps awards; insurers likely to benefit. Grier, Chris 650
In need of repair: to fix the problem of underpriced umbrella policies, casualty underwriters must consider such factors as rising loss costs and antiquated attachment points. Jones, Bob 1571
In the spotlight *. 446
Insurers team with LoJack Corp., target Construction-Equipment theft. Green, Meg Brief Article 322
Insuring to value: homeowners have traditionally insured their properties at less than the replacement cost. Newer valuation methods help insurers bring more policies to full coverage. Panko, Ron 5248
Invading annuities' turf: the huge and powerful mutual-fund industry is increasingly moving into an annuity stronghold--the 403(b) market. Panko, Ron 2645
John Hancock revamps single-life products. Panko, Ron Brief Article 113
Kingpins and common folk. Whitney, Sally Editorial 377
Life insurer mergers redistributing capital. Hillman, John 566
Luring talent ... and keeping it: top performers, like other employees with job-achievement goals, want to know what's expected of them and how they are doing with their work. Cunningham, Sharon 745
Meetings. Calendar 149
MetLife adds LTC Plan for AARP Members. Panko, Ron Brief Article 106
MetLife to sell property in L.A. for $225 million. Brief Article 215
MIB Group Inc. Chordas, Lori Brief Article 85
Out from under: quick, precise underwriting that reflects the latest medical treatments can cut expenses and enhance product appeal. McFarland, C. Michael 1220
Prudential relaunches foreign equity business. Brief Article 133
Report card shows N.J. HMOs still deficient. Lehmann, R.J. Brief Article 197
Searching for return on investment: insurers should determine if there is any strategic impact on corporate financial performance from IT investments. Ouimette, Gates 728
Smoke stream: insurers and brokers find new business opportunities in emissions trading and managing emissions risk. Bowers, Barbara 1707
Sport utility drivers dispute study results. Hillman, John Brief Article 113
St. Paul offers insurers new liability coverage. Goch, Lynna Brief Article 100
State Farm, Blues among top 10 "world class" brands. Goch, Lynna Brief Article 145
Staying fit: by offering health and wellness programs to consumers, insurers are developing healthier members while reducing costs. Chordas, Lori 2202
Stretching out: global data standards are slashing tech costs and allowing insurers and reinsurers to communicate with global business partners in a common language. Chordas, Lori 2306
Survey shows traits of rich as investors recoup, protect. 503
Taking the next step: Safeco wants to concentrate on selling standardized property/casualty products. Bowers, Barbara Company Profile 1145
Technology turns to dogs to sniff out 18 types of mold. Green, Meg Brief Article 334
TIAA-CREF announces restructuring, lays off 500. Brief Article 178

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