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Special Report: Telehealth Claim Surge from Pandemic Transforms Healthcare Delivery
Telehealth usage suggests that patients may prefer it as a backup to office visits.
January 22, 2021 - 5 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: Japan Life: Reduction of Market Risk Increasingly Crucial to Sustain Corporate Value Growth
Heightened market risk will likely hamper insurers' sustainable embedded value growth amid low interest rates and prolonged economic uncertainty.
January 21, 2021- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Brazil Reinsurance
Our outlook for the segment remains at Negative, given the impact of COVID-19 on the country’s economy.
January 20, 2021- 3 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available  
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Commentary: Mexico Double-Lists Bond Issue to Bolster Capital Inflows, Liquidity, Investor Confidence
Taiwanese insurers have listed almost half the issuance, which was listed in Luxembourg as well as Taiwan.
January 14, 2021- 2 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Spanish
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Special Report: VA Reforms Leading to Mixed Results for L/A Insurers
The NAIC’s VA reforms could help minimize the non-economic volatility that resulted under the previous framework and may lead to a decline in the use of captives.
January 13, 2021 - 5 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: LTC Product Performance Pressures Continue
The pre-2003 legacy business continues to pressure LTC insurers' bottom lines.
January 07, 2021 - 10 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: US Commercial Health Premium Flattens, Enrollment Continues to Slide
Although the segment’s share of medical premium is down, earnings remain favorable.
January 05, 2021 - 13 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: European Insurers – The Moment Before the Moment
While AM Best’s analysis of its listing of the largest European domiciled (re)insurers shows a certain amount of movement year-on-year, the position of nearly two-thirds of them remained unchanged.
December 21, 2020- 8 Pages   Access Report     
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Market Segment Report: Rated Bermuda, Cayman Islands, and Barbados Captives Continue to Outperform Peers
Underwriting results dipped in 2019, but long-term profitability remains favorable.
December 17, 2020 - 9 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: Catastrophes and COVID-19 Changing Business Trends for P/C Insurers
Results in 2019 so far have deteriorated, although premiums remain stable.
December 16, 2020 - 6 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
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