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Best's Special Reports and Best's Briefings provide valuable information and insights on current trends and issues within the insurance industry and incorporate A.M. Best's exclusive research and analysis.

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Special Report: Downgrades for US P/C Industry Increase in First Half 2018
Ratings downgrades increased owing to catastrophic weather events throughout the US in 2017, as well as the implementation of our updated Best's Credit Rating Methodology.
August 15, 2018 - 9 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Market Segment Report: Government-Related Health Business Continues to Grow, Despite Risks
Growing exposures to low-margin, government-sponsored, business are resulting in a greater reliance on state and federal funding and exposes health insurers to additional risks.
August 10, 2018 - 8 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryBriefing: HHS Rule Expands Coverage Period for Short-Term Plans
For insurers offering short-term plans, the change in the rules is positive, as they are likely to see top-line growth from an increase in sales for this line of business.
August 09, 2018- 2 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryBriefing: Wildfires: The New Normal?
California residents, insurers grapple with elevated wildfire risk
August 08, 2018- 6 Pages   Access Report     
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ComplimentaryBriefing: Takaful Trends; Breaking the Reliance on the Qard’ Hasan
A.M. Best views new regulations being introduced to reduce the reliance on the Qard to be marginally credit positive
August 07, 2018- 4 Pages   Access Report     
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Special Report: Health Insurance Companies Expanding Investment Options
Health insurers are adjusting their investment allocations owing to the persistent low interest rate environment and changing business mix.
August 03, 2018 - 10 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryBriefing: Insurers Step Up Brexit Plans in Absence of Clarity
To ensure their ability to continue to provide services after Brexit, UK insurers have accelerated their plans to set up new EU subsidiaries, despite the lack of clarity as to what a future trade deal will look like.
August 03, 2018- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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Special Report: NFIP Extended but Private Markets May Provide Long-Term Flood Relief
Public-private partnerships may remedy risky stop-gap NFIP reauthorizations
August 01, 2018 - 9 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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Market Segment Report: For the Rated Captives, It’s Déjà Vu, All Over Again
The captive segment continues to grow, and has become an integral part of the global insurance industry for corporations of all kinds.
July 30, 2018 - 21 Pages     Access Report  (Spreadsheet Data Available)     
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ComplimentaryBriefing: Hong Kong Reinsurers to Receive Preferential Treatment from China Regulator
Preferential treatment for high-quality Hong Kong reinsurers should contribute to Hong Kong’s competitive edge as a risk management hub.
July 27, 2018- 2 Pages   Access Report     
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