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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.
Date: December 16, 2020    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: US General Liability Insurance: General liability underwriters are facing a number of negative trends that are likely to drive hardening market conditions through 2021.
Date: December 15, 2020    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: US Commercial Property Insurance: COVID-19 and catastrophe uncertainty drive our Negative outlook for commercial property segment.
Date: December 14, 2020    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: China Non-Life Insurance: Our outlook remains Negative, as underwriting profitability comes under pressure amid market reform.
Date: December 10, 2020    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: US Commercial Lines: COVID-19 challenges are likely to continue for the US commercial lines segment in 2021.
Date: December 7, 2020    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: US Personal Lines: AM Best’s Stable outlook is based on the expectation that personal lines carriers will continue to respond appropriately to market challenges.
Date: December 7, 2020    
2020 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Property/Casualty – 9-Month 2020 Financial Results: This Best’s Ranking report presents the top 25 property and casualty writers as ranked by nine-month 2020 net premiums written as of Sept. 30, 2020.
Date: December 7, 2020    
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.
Date: November 25, 2020    
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.
Date: November 18, 2020    
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.
Date: November 12, 2020    
Commentary: Minimal Insurance Losses Expected from Hurricane Eta: Insurance losses will be contained, as catastrophe risk retention remains at conservative levels.
Date: November 4, 2020    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Japan Non-Life Insurance: Japan's non-life market is underpinned by solid risk-adjusted capitalisation and insurers' conscientious efforts to enhance underwriting profitability.
Date: November 2, 2020    
Market Segment Report: COVID-19 Pandemic Exacerbates US Fraternals’ Challenges: COVID-19 prompts fraternal insurers to turn to social media to remain relevant.
Date: October 29, 2020    
Market Segment Report: AM Best’s A&E Loss Estimates Remain Unchanged: Loss reserves have declined the past ten years.
Date: October 22, 2020    
Commentary: Strong Brands the Likely Winners of UK Insurance Pricing Review: UK personal lines insurers will need to adjust their pricing models in response to the regulator's proposed remedies surrounding the pricing of policies for renewing customers.
Date: October 14, 2020    
2020 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Fire and Allied - Industry’s Direct Premiums Written Increased 9.2%: This Best’s Ranking report presents the top 100 U.S. fire and allied writers as ranked by 2019 direct premiums written.
Date: October 12, 2020    
Commentary: Retroactive Legislation, Social Inflation: Credit Negatives for Insurers: COVID-19 is highlighting the protection gap for a systemic risk.
Date: October 12, 2020    
2020 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Ocean Marine - Industry’s Direct Premiums Written Increased 12.4% : This Best’s Ranking report presents the top U.S. ocean marine writers as ranked by 2019 direct premiums written.
Date: October 12, 2020    
2020 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Inland Marine - Industry’s Direct Premiums Written Increased 7.5%: This Best’s Ranking report presents the top 100 inland marine writers as ranked by 2019 direct premiums written.
Date: October 12, 2020    
Commentary: Hurricane Delta Tests Gulf Coast Communities, Insurers: Gulf Coast storm surge, inland flooding are main concerns as Hurricane Delta approaches landfall.
Date: October 9, 2020    
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