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Market Segment Report: Europe’s Captive Segment Poised for Growth Amid Hardening Insurance Conditions
Captives are poised to benefit from the response of the wider insurance industry to the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 30, 2020- 12 Pages   Access Report     
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First Look: Nine-Month 2020 Property/Casualty Financial Results
Net premiums earned grew, but underwriting income declined in the first nine months of the year.
November 30, 2020 - 7 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
First Look: Nine-Month 2020 Life/Annuity Financial Results
The segment’s income was flat, as declines in premiums and annuity considerations counterbalanced increases in net investment and other income.
November 30, 2020 - 5 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Commentary: Australia Business Interruption Test Case Raises More Questions than Answers for Insurers
The latest Court of Appeal ruling leads to greater uncertainty for insurers' COVID-19 business interruption exposure.
November 25, 2020- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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Market Segment Report: Events of 2020 Impacting Nonstandard Auto Market Performance
Underwriting profitability and pretax returns for nonstandard auto writers improved notably through the first half of 2020.
November 18, 2020 - 16 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: Insurers and Reinsurers: Ignoring ESG Factors Poses Reputational Risk
AM Best's ESG survey found widespread recognition that the insurance industry has a pivotal role to play in the ESG arena, and that understanding these factors is crucial to the industry’s long-term viability.
November 16, 2020- 9 Pages   Access Report     
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Commentary: Peru Insurance: No Ratings Impact from President’s Resignation
The outlook for the country’s insurance industry remains at Stable owing to sound capitalization.
November 13, 2020- 2 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Spanish
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Special Report: Professional Liability Insurers Navigate Uncertain Terrain Amid Pandemic
The professional liability lines are struggling to adjust to COVID’s challenges and rising claims activity.
November 12, 2020 - 19 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: AM Best-Rated Debt Issuance Surges Over 30% From 2019 Amid Pandemic
Life insurers are looking to bolster liquidity, although low refinancing costs are attractive to all.
November 10, 2020 - 7 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: 2019 US Life/Health Impairments Update
Ten companies became impaired in 2019: five affiliated life and annuity insurers, three health insurers, one life reinsurer, and one long-term care A&H insurer.
November 09, 2020 - 13 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
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