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If you are an underwriter or risk manager and need concise, in-depth answers to these and other questions, AM Best offers:

Best's Underwriting Reports, which cover hazards for nearly 600 different industries with in-depth and heavily detailed examinations of business operations — including a "heads up" list for specific areas of concern. Be prepared with accurate underwriting research to ensure you know what to look for and the right questions to ask.

Best's Loss Control Reports, which describe the hazards present in a wide variety of industries and municipal services. Each report includes a description of the industry, on-site inspection checklists to identify exposures and loss controls, and a Hazard Index chart that quantifies the degree of liability in relevant lines of insurance.

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Note: The information in these reports has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of each report's publication; however, no responsibility is assumed by AM Best for loss or damage resulting from use of the information contained herein.


The original report on Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries, along with updates on Body Armor Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, and Bowling Centers, are available in Best's Underwriting Reports and Best's Loss Control Reports. Subscribers can read about these and nearly 600 other businesses, industries, and municipal services.

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