Insurers Scan the Horizon: Industry leaders and experts examine the topics likely to shape the year ahead.
The AI Revolution: Artificial Intelligence is changing the way insurers do business, but it's also presenting new challenges that could impact the industry's performance as well as its workforce.
What’s Driving the Rise in Auto Costs: The U.S. private passenger auto sector had an underwriting loss of more than $30 billion in 2022, according to AM Best. One culprit: growing repair costs.
Slow and Steady: While some of the top U.S. property/casualty mutuals hit rough seas in 2022, the sector continues to steer toward long-term financial stability.
Fronting Carriers Push Forward: AM Best-rated U.S. carriers posted a 43% increase in direct premiums written in 2022. But reinsurers are increasingly selective about what business they will write and with whom they will partner.
Standing the Test of Time: In the 2023 edition, 167 insurers maintained a Best's Financial Strength Rating of A or higher for at least 50 years, including 22 for at least 100 years.
Critical Issues in Insurance Asset Management: Insurance and investment experts discuss where insurers are directing their investments, how interest rates and volatility are affecting decisions and what role alternative investments play.
Expense Ratio Spotlight: With the help of new technology, the U.S. property/casualty industry is trimming its underwriting expense ratio.
Climate Risk & Reward: Regulators at the state, federal and global levels are pushing insurers to disclose more about climate risk. Insurers, meanwhile, see climate-related coverage as a multibillion-dollar opportunity.
Landmark Deals: A flurry of acquisitions is raising competition among top global reinsurance intermediaries.
Cyber Dilemma: Cyberattack victims face tough questions about insurance coverage and whether to comply with criminal actors' ransom demands. Meanwhile, the federal government weighs the merits of a cyber backstop.
Their Future Selves: Startups, insurtechs and investors pursue new opportunities with ready-to-go insurance shells.
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