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Market Segment Report: P/C Industry Maintains Strong Capital in the Face of 2020 Challenges
A rebound in loss experience is likely to pressure the US P/C segment’s results in 2021.
February 25, 2021 - 16 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Commentary: Policyholders Face Steep Hikes in Auto Insurance Prices in 2021
Argentinian peso depreciation, as well as supply chain disruptions, have led to a rise in automobile prices as well as spare parts and repair costs.
February 24, 2021- 2 Pages   Access Report     
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Market Segment Report: COVID-19 and the Russian Insurance Market: Negative Implications for Premium Growth, but Opportunities for Innovation
AM Best believes that a post-pandemic push towards innovation is likely to lead to some Russian insurers reviewing their business models, and in the long-term, will have positive implications for the development of the industry.
February 22, 2021- 8 Pages   Access Report    Translation Available   Russian
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Commentary: Potential Record Catastrophe Losses for Texas Insurers Due to Winter Storm Uri
This storm could be the key driver of record first-quarter insured property catastrophe losses for the P/C industry.
February 19, 2021- 6 Pages   Access Report     
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Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: US Excess & Surplus Lines Insurance
We are revising our Negative outlook to Stable as the E&S segment continues to successfully navigate COVID-19.
February 18, 2021- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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Market Segment Report: P&I Clubs in 2021 - Navigating Their Way in a Hardening Market
AM Best expects P&I clubs to return another combined underwriting loss.
February 17, 2021- 11 Pages   Access Report     
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Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: US Title Industry
Our outlook is going to Stable from Negative, following the segment's exceptional performance in 2020.
February 17, 2021- 3 Pages   Access Report     
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Commentary: Rejoining Paris Agreement Spurs US (Re)insurers' ESG Adoption
AM Best expects US (re)insurers' engagement with environmental, social and governance factors to accelerate amid an increasing green focus from the US government.
February 16, 2021- 5 Pages   Access Report     
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Special Report: A Very Particular Regime - EIOPA's Solvency II Review Advice
AM Best views EIOPA's proposals as a reflection of Solvency II's compromises between theory, practice, history and politics.
February 10, 2021- 8 Pages   Access Report     
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Special Report: 2021: Transitioning to a New Normal
COVID-19 will continue to steer the US economy in 2021.
February 09, 2021 - 9 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
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