Best's Review. January 2022

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Title: Best's Review. January 2022
This includes: AM Best Webinars: AM Best Panelists Examine ESG and Its Relationship to the Ratings Process: Professionals also discuss auto insurance trends and their effects on carriers as well as outlooks for various segments in the U.S. insurance market. AM Best TV & Audio: For VCIA, New Leadership and Legislative Changes Are on Tap for 2022: Also, industry professionals discuss the modest, yet still insufficient, improvement for rates as well as the challenge of remotely building relationships and training staff. App Store: Insurer Set To Provide App To Address COVID-19's Impact On Mental Health: The app will help people connect to insurers' support networks, according to Swiss Re. At Large: The Misguided Pursuit of Developing Markets: Are they really worth the risk? Best's Rankings: Largest 30 India Insurers 2022 Edition: Insurers were ranked by 2020 gross premiums written. Best's Rankings: Largest 30 MENA Insurers 2022 Edition: Insurers were ranked by 2020 gross premiums written. Book Store: Author: Evolving Chief Data Officer Role Is Focused on Data Literacy, a Culture of Data: Peter Jackson also highlights the need for organizations to include chief data officers in the C-suite. CEO Interview: Crum & Forster Moves Forward as Cyber Insurance, New Technologies Emerge: The 200-year-old company is keeping up its tradition of looking out there at the horizon and seeing what's new and interesting as the insurance industry experiences significant changes, said Marc Adee, Crum & Forster's chairman and CEO. Corporate Changes: Mergers, Acquisitions and Name and Ownership Changes: Sunset Life, Victoria National and Alestri Insurance Co. are among the U.S. life/health and property/casualty insurers that have experienced a corporate change. Embedded Insurance: Embedded Insurance Gaining Steam as Insurers Build Distribution Partnerships: Insurers look to embedded coverage as a growth distribution channel. Events: Welcome Back: Conference Leaders See a Cautious Return to In-Person Events: Although the pandemic has forced events to be held using hybrid formats, the in-person element offers attendees a chance to reconnect with colleagues. It's a delicate balancing act, though, because health safety remains a priority. Executive Changes: AIG Names Chief Financial Officer, Creates Global Chief Actuary Post: Also, Allianz names first chief analytics officer and the former director of the Federal Insurance Office joins Brookfield Asset Management. From the Editor's Desk: On the Road Again At Least For Now: The January issue includes a look at the possible return of in-person events in 2022 and includes coverage of embedded insurance and interviews with industry leaders about innovations that set the stage for today's advances. India Insurers: AM Best: COVID-19, Catastrophes Continue to Shape Asia-Pacific Reinsurance Markets: Low interest rates, regulatory developments and digitalization also are playing key roles in the region's development, analysts say. Innovation: Innovation Drives Insurance Market Forward, Industry Leaders Say: Whether it's led to technological or systemic changes, innovation has helped companies launch products and initiatives more easily, four industry leaders told AM Best TV. Insurance Marketing: Branding and Data Help to Meet Today's Customer Expectations: Marsh McLennan Agency's chief marketing officer discusses the importance of viewing B2B marketing as an audience of individuals and why digital marketing must make this a priority now and for the future. Insurtechs: An Entrepreneur's Story: Caribou Honig's Questions for Ilya Bodner of Bold Penguin: Insurtech veteran Caribou Honig discusses insurtech strategy with an entrepreneur that launched a company later acquired by American Family. Life Insurance: Haven Technologies Looks to Digital Platforms, Not Policies, as Product in Latest MassMutual Spinoff: The new company, which looks to market the digital platform created to run Haven Life, is betting the wave of innovation in life insurance has not yet peaked and that more players will look to buy instead of build as they upgrade. Life Insurance: Life Insurers Not Free of COVID-19 Yet, As Virus Impacts Younger Populations: Newer variant pushed pandemic-related deaths up for working-aged people in the U.S. A mix of investment gains and business diversification across segments could help ameliorate the problem. MENA Insurers: A Cautious Recovery for the Gulf Cooperation Council Nations: The Middle East and North Africa region includes a diverse mix of markets, regulatory systems and political environments. Photo Essay: We Meet Again: Insurers Return to the Public Space: In what may be an indicator, the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association Annual Marketplace's in-person conference in San Diego in November drew its second-highest turnout ever. Organizers for a number of events are planning for an in-person component to their meetings in 2022. The Last Word: WSIA Panel Identifies Cyber, Online Merchants and Autonomous Vehicles as Key Emerging Risks: Attendees at the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association's Annual Marketplace said the E&S sector is experiencing new capital and entities at a rapid pace. Trending: Best's Research: Trending Research Includes Reports on ESG and Insurers' A&E Incurred Losses: Other trending research includes a report on key LIBOR transition dates as well as reports on the commercial and private passenger auto markets. Web Traffic: Web Traffic: Visits to U.S. Workers' Compensation Writers: Berkshire Hathaway leads web analytics provider Semrush's ranking of the top U.S. Workers' Compensation Writers based on 2020 market share. What AM Best Says: ESG and Insurance Credit Ratings: Frequently Asked Questions: AM Best believes that communicating how it views environmental, social and governance factors in the context of insurance credit ratings will provide greater transparency to the market. This frequently asked questions document was developed to provide additional background and context.
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