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ComplimentarySpecial Report: Cash Collection Remains Problematic for Insurers in the United Arab Emirates
Insurers in the UAE continue to demonstrate poor cash collection, particularly from each other, with the root cause stemming from the lack of a market-wide regulatory-enforced mechanism to reconcile subrogation accounts between parties.
January 15, 2019- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Reviewing Best’s Credit Rating Methodology’s Impact on EMEA Ratings
Analysis of 185 (re)insurance groups rated by AM Best across Europe, the Middle East and Africa shows more diversified groups tend to produce consistently strong earnings. Meanwhile, emerging markets are subject to greater volatility
January 07, 2019- 25 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryBriefing: AM Best Comments on the Impact to Health Insurers ofTexas US District Court Ruling Regarding the ACA
We do not expect the court ruling to have any significant impact on health insurers in 2019.
December 19, 2018- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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Market Segment Report: Workers’ Compensation Profitability Threatened by Rising Medical Costs, Payrolls, and Legal Expenses
The performance of the workers’ compensation line exceeded that of many other commercial P/C lines in 2017, but headwinds abound.
December 18, 2018 - 25 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Market Segment Report: Early Signs of Improvement in Nonstandard Auto Market
Significant rate increases and stricter underwriting practices have improved the underwriting profitability of the nonstandard auto insurers.
December 18, 2018 - 14 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Special Report: Distribution Enhancements Remain Important, Life/Annuity Insurers Continue Improvement Efforts
According to a recent AM Best survey, life/annuity insurers continue to implement distribution initiatives to better meet evolving customer needs and preferences, control costs, and expand market share.
December 13, 2018 - 10 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Brazil Reinsurance
Although conditions are improving, our outlook for Brazil's reinsurance segment is negative, given uncertainty around macro-economic, political, and currency risk.
December 12, 2018- 3 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Portuguese
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Panama Insurance
Our Stable outlook for Panama’s insurance industry reflects the segment’s sound capitalization, profitable underwriting, and evolving risk management profile, which will support growth despite further pressures.
December 11, 2018- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryMarket Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Mexico Insurance
Mexico’s insurance industry is benefiting from strong capitalization and operating performance, although we do expect some volatility in the fourth quarter.
December 11, 2018- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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Special Report: Best’s Impairment Rate and Rating Transition Study – 1977 to 2017
The number of impairments in the insurance industry declined to two in 2017.
December 07, 2018 - 19 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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