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The following Best�s Special Reports and Best�s Briefings present in-depth analyses of the Property/Casualty insurance market. Best's Special Reports provide a comprehensive examination of the market, events and trends from A.M. Best's unique perspective, while Best's Briefings feature similar analysis in a more concise format.

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Special Report: Insurers Create New Types of Coverage for Mass Shooting Attacks: Demand for active assailant (or violent event) policies and risk mitigation programs continues to rise as shootings in the US increase.
Date: July 11, 2019    
Special Report: The Florida Market: Bracing for the Next Big Event: AOB reform provides some relief to Florida property insurers, as they prepare for the upcoming hurricane season and deal with reinsurance rate hikes.
Date: June 28, 2019    
Special Report: 2018 Statutory Results Generally Favorable for Property/Casualty Insurers: Insured losses above normal in 2018, but results improve after record-setting 2017 natural and manmade disasters.
Date: June 26, 2019    
2019 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Workers’ Compensation – Industry’s Adjusted Loss Ratio Decreased to 46.8%: This Best’s Rankings presents the top 100 U.S. workers’ compensation writers as ranked by 2018 direct premiums.
Date: June 24, 2019    
2019 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Commercial Multi Peril – Industry’s Direct Premiums Written Increased 2.8%: This Best’s Rankings presents the top 100 U.S. commercial multiple peril writers as ranked by 2018 direct premiums written.
Date: June 24, 2019    
2019 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Homeowners Multi Peril - 2018 Direct Premiums Written Industry’s Direct Premiums Written Increased 4.8%: This Best’s Rankings presents the top 100 U.S. homeowners multiple peril writers as ranked by 2018 direct premiums written.
Date: June 24, 2019    
2019 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Property/Casualty - 2018 Direct Premiums Written by Line Direct Premiums Written Increased 5.5%: This Best’s Ranking presents U.S. property/casualty 2018 direct premiums written by line.
Date: June 24, 2019    
2019 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Total Auto – Industry’s Direct Premiums Written Increased 7.3%: This Best’s Ranking presents the top 100 U.S. total auto writers as ranked by 2018 direct premiums.
Date: June 24, 2019    
2019 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Medical Professional Liability – Industry’s Direct Premiums Written Increased 0.5%: This Best’s Rankings presents the top 100 U.S. medical professional liability writers as ranked by 2018 direct premiums.
Date: June 24, 2019    
Market Segment Report: Caribbean Insurers Rebound After Two Catastrophic Hurricane Seasons: With relatively tranquil tropics in 2018, Caribbean insurers rebound from 2016 and 2017 devastating hurricanes.
Date: June 14, 2019    
Special Report: Best's Impairment Rate and Rating Transition Study - 1977 to 2018: New impairment continue to trend lower.
Date: June 12, 2019    
2019 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Property/Casualty – 3-Month 2019 Financial Results: This Best’s Rankings presents the top 25 U.S. property and casualty writers as ranked by 3-month 2019 net premiums written as of March 31, 2019.
Date: June 10, 2019    
2019 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Property/Casualty – Industry’s Net Premiums Written Increased 10.6%: This Best’s Rankings presents the top 200 U.S. property and casualty writers as ranked by 2018 net premiums written.
Date: June 10, 2019    
Commentary: Minimal Insured Loss Expected in Peru and Ecuador from M8.0 Earthquake: Damage limited with epicenter located in remote area.
Date: May 28, 2019    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: India Non-Life Insurance: Our outlook is Negative, but non-life insurers that demonstrate sound risk management and disciplined underwriting are likely to improve their profitability and strengthen capital.
Date: May 21, 2019    
Market Segment Report: D&O: Is There Really Light at the End of the Tunnel?: The D&O market is showing strain due to intensifying competition and a number of emerging issues.
Date: May 21, 2019    
Special Report: First Look – 3 Month 2019 Property/Casualty Financial Results: Underwriting income for the industry improved from the prior year period.
Date: May 20, 2019    
Commentary: Minimal Insurance Losses Expected from Panama Earthquake: Thus far, few people have been hurt, and physical damages have been limited. We expect only marginal impacts on results, owing to reinsurance and conservative catastrophe retention.
Date: May 17, 2019    
Market Segment Report: Economic Growth and Specialization Bolstering Inland Marine Expansion: The US inland marine segment—one of the P/C industry’s most profitable segments—continues to expand, as it benefits from the ongoing growth in both construction and transportation.
Date: May 17, 2019    
Market Segment Report: Japan Non-Life Insurers Focus on Profitability : The Japan non-life insurers' capitalization remains robust, but an intensified focus on profitability will help rebuild catastrophe reserves and help them cope with rising reinsurance costs.
Date: May 16, 2019    
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