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Articles from Best's Review (May 1, 2005)

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6 strategies for the future: a study reveals new priorities of property/casualty insurers, including organic growth and paperless processing. Discher, Steve 1971
A criminal question: agent groups say a proposed model law that would criminalize misappropriation of premium funds is flawed. Bowers, Barbara 2128
A second look: UnumProvident is poised to reopen and reconsider more than 215,000 denied disability claims. Darras, Frank N. 773
A special pool: two insurers find conditions are right for moving executives out of group term-life plans. Panko, Ron 1849
A sure thing: an industrywide effort to secure more on-track insurance for jockeys may have kept the horses running at this year's Kentucky Derby. Panko, Ron 2310
Admiration of mutuals. Norton, Richard A. Letter to the Editor 236
AIG extends terrorism coverage. Goch, Lynna Brief Article 190
AIG overtakes MetLife as biggest life insurer. Lysiak, Fran Matso 395
Automated underwriting helps Safeco rate commercial risks. Green, Meg Interview 496
Balance tilts to profit in Canada's auto market. Cornejo, Rick 822
Best's rating changes. 1679
Beyond efficiency: advanced companies provide a glimpse into the real competitive power of unifying technology and business. Hoque, Faisal 709
Catastrophic coverage first: provide protection, then convenience, when considering health-care options. Ripperger, Jerry L. 738
Checking it out: poor casualty loss experience is driving the uptick in reinsurance underwriting audits. Bowers, Barbara 2266
Detecting a pattern: insurers can use predictive modeling to segment risks, reveal new market potential and maximize profits. Mosley, Roosevelt 1947
Evolution of long-term care: underwriters have become the key to risk management as LTC insurance coverage has expanded and industry experience has developed. Margolis, Bruce 698
Fast forward. Whitney, Sally 353
Financial evolution: as insurers and investors become more adept at dealing with insurance-related securitizations, they're looking for new ways to tap into the capital markets. Green, Meg 2823
Go-ahead for cost control: increased operating pressures mean nursing homes need help mitigating liability risks and costs. Redington, William 1234
Guide to best's financial strength ratings. 839
GuideOne offers personal lines policies in 19 states. Goch, Lynna Brief Article 320
Hartford's multipronged marketing strategy. 127
Hitting the target: Best's Review survey shows agents and insurers are finding promising new markets in unexpected places. 750
Hurricane forecast: stormy year in Atlantic. Cornejo, Rick Brief Article 87
Identity check: an eight-step compliance program will help insurers avoid the consequences of violating OFAC regulations. Lawson, Scott 1876
Insurer RLI Corp. opens Marine Branch in New York. Brief Article 105
Investor group to buy Universal Underwriters. Brief Article 99
Judge denies California's 'use it and lose it' regulation appeal. Chordas, Lori 493
Life insurance sales grow at banks. Panko, Ron Brief Article 188
Market expansion: as America becomes more diversified in areas such as race, ethnicity, life stage and income level, some savvy insurers are growing their bottom lines by targeting specific groups. Those who fail to do so may find themselves falling behind. Green, Meg 3143
Meetings. Calendar 159
MetLife Retirement & Savings. Chordas, Lori Brief Article 89
Nationwide Financial. Panko, Ron Brief Article 86
Nationwide, VW program reports test run results. Goch, Lynna Brief Article 217
New group plans may boost long-term-care sales. Panko, Ron Brief Article 260
Not just a pipe dream: agents and brokers can increase their value by assessing clients' water-damage exposures. McElwee, Andrew 737
Penetrating the mist: in China, regulators are groping for transparency as the insurance market surges. Pilla, David 2694
Pizza, basketball and insurance: Hartford's new advertising campaign marks the comeback of the stag and a foray into a co-promotion with Kraft Foods to spread the word of the insurer's financial-services brand. Goch, Lynna 1303
Product placement is a turn-off. Caliendo, Ryan Letter to the Editor 199
Protective Life Insurance Co. Panko, Ron Brief Article 80
Prudential Annuities. Panko, Ron Brief Article 86
Qualitative analysis: as prices become closer among competing bids, claim outcomes should be weighted more heavily in the buying decision. Armentano, Vincent J. 709
Sailing into history: the National Park Service recognizes the exceptional nature of Phoenix Cos.' headquarters building in Hartford. Panko, Ron Book Review 544
Shopping spree: U.S. insurers are expected to increase their IT spending this year, particularly for product design, distribution and customer support. Chordas, Lori Cover Story 3104
Sink or swim: the future of small health plans is in question, but many are taking steps to ensure their long-term sustainability in the market. Chordas, Lori 1668
Taken for granted: insurers shouldn't discount the critical role that customer service plays in sales. Hoeg, Gregory J. 706
U.S. insured property losses in 2004 rank as highest on record. Brief Article 151
U.S. property/casualty lines post profit for first time in 26 years. Dankwa, David Brief Article 226
UnumProvident. Chordas, Lori Brief Article 85
Wachovia to acquire broker Palmer & Cay. Brief Article 117
Water, water everywhere: in the past two decades, the underwriting of flood insurance has become more complicated. Egan, Michael P. 783
Willis settles contingent commission probe for $50m. Brief Article 174

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