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

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A century of independent service: Van Gilder Insurance Corp. marks a milestone with sales of more than $400 million. Cavanaugh, Bonnie Brewer 515
A convergence of innovation: converged networks are providing insurers cost savings and the ability to maximize existing IT investments. Bisker, Jamie 756
A litigious state of mind: wasting away again in Insuranceville: corporate misconduct leads to a new era in insurance claims. Rutkin, Alan S. 726
A.M. best comments on hurricane Katrina's impact. Brief Article 129
Aggressive accounting techniques more likely to lead to lawsuits. Green, Meg Brief Article 281
Allstate Insurance Co. Brief Article 114
Artificial evolution: the fourth generation of artificially intelligent underwriting systems produces an instant policy. Nielander, Paul B. Column 2071
Best's rating changes. 695
BI policies play big role in Miss. casino recovery. Darkwa, David 429
Catastrophes in perspective. Brief Article 340
Claims adjusters struggle to work amid Gulf storm's devastation. Cornejo, Rick 622
Coverage disputes inevitable after Katrina. Lysiak, Fran Matso 659
Election expectations: New Jersey and Virginia are in the gubernatorial election spotlight this year, but legislative races in those states may affect insurance more. Panko, Ron 1347
ERM: an indispensable tool: enterprise risk management is essential for life insurers seeking to grow shareholder value without taking undue risk. Stein, Robert W. 703
Family planning: family-owned businesses hold a gold mine of opportunities for financial advisers. Zultowski, Walter 1650
Fighting on new fronts: Pharmaceutical fraud leads a host of new ways crooks are scamming insurers, but armed with high-tech tools, insurers are fighting back. Chordas, Lori 2734
Fixed-income holdings lead P/C assets' rise. 1485
Goldman Sachs buyer of Allmerica's run-off life. Brief Article 184
Growth of NAIC databases may worsen data flow, some fear. 563
Guide to best's financial strength ratings. 842
Gulf states' high-risk pools may need to assess insurers. Lysiak, Fran Matso 597
Health concerns follow hurricane Katrina's fury. Chordas, Lori Brief Article 140
Hedge fund heyday: explosive growth in the number of hedge funds, coupled with increased regulatory scrutiny, has led to this niche market increasing its demand for insurance. Green, Meg 2203
How to build a recovery: one company's successful financial turnaround shows that procedures in all aspects of operations have to be adjusted to make corporate collection efforts work. MacDonald, Ian Column 2125
Income guaranty with an upside. Panko, Ron Brief Article 93
Industry study: crash risk while using cell phone is four times higher. 340
InsWeb. Chordas, Lori Brief Article 92
Keeping the faith. Whitney, Sally Editorial 380
Kemper Auto and Home. Chordas, Lori Brief Article 89
La. Commissioner 'sickened' by Katrina's path of destruction. Barrett, Eleanor 315
Learn more. 104
Life Insurers' assets continue growing. 1414
Meetings. Calendar 135
Miss. regulator faces Katrina's aftermath. Barrett, Eleanor 373
Miss. sues for insurers to cover flood damage. Barrett, Eleanor Brief Article 286
New blood needed in insurance industry. Gary, Lyle Letter to the Editor 470
New coverage for serious collectors. Panko, Ron Brief Article 129
New look for LTC products. Panko, Ron Brief Article 149
New RJF president's plans include development of talented leaders. Amato, Keith Brief Article 233
Old Mutual launches bid for Skandia Group. Brief Article 127
Playing it smart: as small, fuel-efficient Smart Cars enter the U.S. market, insurers examine their loss experience and safety. Chordas, Lori 624
Predictive modeling: property/casualty writers can learn to offset rising medical costs by importing a simple profitability tool fromgroup health. Coyne, Frank J. 701
Price wars: as State Farm drives into tiered pricing, private-passenger auto writers are bracing for renewed competition. Cavanaugh, Bonnie Brewer 16933
Progressive spots have sports twist. Brief Article 102
Protecting the pledge: the quest for cohesive U.S. insurance regulation spans three centuries, and an end to the journey still isn't assured. Noonan, Brendan 2873
Risk managers want to use enterprise risk management. Green, Meg Brief Article 105
Securitization's big bang: leaders of North American life insurers say they are considering securitization as never before. Green, Meg 963
Security gap: as employers reduce and eliminate retiree health benefits, individuals must take up more of the burden. Panko, Ron 1686
Selective Insurance Group Inc. Brief Article 119
Sobering survey: the Insurance Information Institute's annual public attitude poll finds investigations into the industry may have alienated core constituencies. Stewart, Gordon 762
Sunrise or sunset: agents and brokers fear an end to TRIA could signal an end to the industry. Cavanaugh, Bonnie Brewer 2681
Sweat the small stuff: advertising compliance shouldn't be ignored--it could cost agents their licenses. Loya, Emil 1274
Technology resources: the role of technology in business keeps growing, and it is hard to keep up with the latest innovations. These are some of the companies that offer products and services aimed at the special needs of professionals in the insurance industry. Directory 437
The human touch: insurers and agents must judge which customers would rather buy products online without assistance vs. those who prefer the human touch. Hoeg, Gregory 675
The picture of health. Brief Article 175
The power of point of view: truly innovative ideas consist of thinking about familiar things in unfamiliar ways, but how can one distinguish really good ideas from those that are mere gimmicks? Panning, William H. Column 752
USI Holdings buys broker, sets its next acquisition. Brief Article 110
Willis Group Holdings. Brief Article 134

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