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Special Report: Manageable COVID Costs, Delayed Care Improve Health Insurers’ Profits
Lower utilization and fewer claims lead to record profits.
April 19, 2021 - 8 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: US P/C Insurers Perform Well Despite COVID-19
P/C insurers generated operating income amid extraordinary challenges in 2020.
April 16, 2021 - 6 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: 2020 US Life/Health Impairments Update
Four impairments occurred in 2020, down significantly from the prior year.
April 15, 2021 - 14 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: 2020 US Property/Casualty Impairments Update
Seven impairments occurred in 2020, all of which were placed into insolvent liquidation.
April 14, 2021 - 13 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Special Report: US Life/Annuity Insurers’ Revenue Weakened in 2020
The segment’s operating performance was affected by a rise, albeit manageable, in mortality, among other factors.
April 13, 2021 - 7 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: UK Non-Life Insurance
The underlying technical performance of the UK non-life insurance market remains relatively weak.
April 06, 2021- 5 Pages   Access Report     
Special Report: Low Interest Rates Reinforce Long-Term Drop in Insurer DB Plans
Before Use of DB plans remains low as plan terminations rise.
April 05, 2021 - 5 Pages     Access Report     (Data Available)     
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Gulf Cooperation Council Insurance
Weaker economic fundamentals mean that insurers in the Gulf Cooperation Council segments face reduced consumer demand for insurance products.
March 31, 2021- 6 Pages   Access Report     
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: London Market Insurance
A focus on underwriting discipline and exposure management, as well as specialty underwriting expertise, has positioned the London Market to withstand market challenges.
March 30, 2021- 5 Pages   Access Report     
Special Report: COVID Brings Yet More Challenges to Latin America
Before COVID, the region already faced difficulties— among them, political instability and worsening inequality.
March 29, 2021- 17 Pages   Access Report     
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