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Articles from Best's Review (August 1, 2020)

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A Big Drop: Willis Towers Watson: North America hit by slowing mergers and acquisition deals amid COVID-19 disruption. Pilla, David 571
A Hard Reality: While loss creep from recent major catastrophes, inflation and other factors are tightening reinsurance capacity this year, the global COVID-19 pandemic could add another layer of challenges to the reinsurance market. Chordas, Lori 2029
A Way Forward. 173
Allstate Makes Deal To Acquire National General: Allstate CEO says the acquisition increases personal lines premiums by $4 billion. Kiriluk-Hill, Renee 372
AM Best Research & Commentary: AM Best says the credit quality of commercial mortgage loans in insurers' portfolios has declined and the pandemic could give U.S. commercial auto writers a reprieve in frequency and severity. 385
An Industry Transformed: Watch for our series of discussions with top industry leaders about the pandemic and its impact on the insurance industry. These discussions will air on [AM]BestTV beginning on August 17. They will be presented in the September issue of Best's Review. 284
An Old and a New Problem: As the number of Americans reaching the age of 100 grows, a small but noteworthy problem rears its head. In many cases, life policies issued before the early 2000s mature at the century mark and the industry is left to figure out how to address the issue. Dopp, Terrence 2061
Best's Rankings: Top 200 U.S. Combined Life & Health Insurers. Company rankings 2638
Best's Rankings: U.S. Property/Casualty--2019 Direct Premiums Written by Line ($ Thousands). 3237
Best's Rating Actions. 1276
Black Swan Assistance: The industry looks ahead to finding long-term solutions to pandemics, and an upturn in reinsurance pricing forces buyers to rethink their strategies. Also watch for discussions in the September issue with industry thought leaders about the pandemic's impact on the industry. Vowinkel, Patricia 513
Brand-Building: Nationwide scores a new sponsorship agreement with a professional soccer club and an industry expert offers tips for building a personal brand. 162
Captive Update: Vermont governor signs new captive bill to reduce minimum capital threshold, increase flexibility. Klimko, Frank 373
Comeback on the Way: Swiss Re: Global insurance market should recover in 2021 from COVID-19 pandemic shock. Pilla, David 615
Corporate Changes: All companies listed are life/health or property/casualty insurers in the United States and Canada. 945
COVID-19 And Creativity: Hockey and lacrosse equipment factories are making face shields, a group raises funds for children affected by the coronavirus, students gain 'real-world' experience in dealing with a pandemic and the growth of telemedicine has its risks. [AM]BestTV and [AM]BestAudio report on stories from a number of sectors within the insurance industry. 557
Headwinds Emerge: India's nonlife insurance market is challenged by an unhealthy reliance on unrealized and realized gains from investment holdings, poor pricing discipline and economic fallout from the pandemic. Weber, John 1029
In Its 35th Year, VCIA's Conference Goes Virtual. Conference news 177
LL Global Names Head Of Industry Solutions, CFO: Also, Lockton Capital Markets names CEO, Zurich names senior risk consultant for climate change, SUNZ Holdings names president, and industry veteran dies at 92. Report, Staff Obituary 197
Lloyd's Exits Three US Admitted Markets: The move is intended to focus the company on nonadmitted, E&S lines. Pilla, David 411
Making Waves: COVID-19 reveals a possible future upswell of liabilities for insurers. Reville, Bob 572
New Company Buzzes In: Hudson Structured Capital Management creates new special purpose insurer--Bumblebee Re. Green, Meg 612
New Rules: Regulatory and accounting changes may reshape parts of the life/annuity business environment. Campbell, Mary Pat 2070
Next Steps: The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is engaged in ongoing efforts to develop capital standards for U.S. insurance groups comparable to its European counterpart's and other international capital requirements. Rabinowitz, Dan 1609
Pandemic Partnerships: As businesses emerge from months of shutdown due to the coronavirus, insurers and reinsurers around the world work with governments to mitigate the economic impact of future pandemics. Smith, Kate 3330
Regulatory Update: Arizona names new regulator; Colorado extends reinsurance program; Vermont RRG liquidated and Florida protects genetic information. 437
Reinsurance & BI Claims: Reinsurers need to evaluate their obligations, especially if legislation is passed expanding their exposure. McNamara, Peter 568
Setting the Right Tone: Insurers must clarify the role insurance can play in recovering from future pandemics. Catlin, Stephen 682
Silver Lining: New compliance regulations are spurring insurers to build frameworks for a strategic ROI. King, Tim 538
The State of Surplus Lines, The Florida Market, And a Look at Captives: Experts review the surplus lines sector, opportunities for captives, the state of the Florida market and the possible changes in a post-pandemic insurance industry. 330
Tips for Building a Personal Brand. Chordas, Lori 278
Travel Alert: As travel plans start to rebound after COVID-19 largely upended the travel industry, travel insurers are optimistic about the future of their market. Chordas, Lori 522
Trending Stories from Best's Review. 176
U.S. Medical Professional Liability - 2019 Direct Premiums Written ($ Thousands). 2280
Zurich Insurance Group Names Senior Risk Consultant for Climate Change. 1060

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