U.S. P/C Industry Posts Underwriting Profit Since 2009;
Policyholdersí Surplus Sets Record: Continued growth in premiums,
modest catastrophe losses and improved underwriting results helped the
U.S. property/casualty industry record a record-setting 2013,
according to a Bestís Special Report.
The State of Insurance Regulation in Latin America: This Bestís
Special Report takes a country-by-country look atregulators,
primary legislative authority, capital requirements and reinsurer
rating requirements throughout the Latin America region.
Draft: Rating Surety Companies: This draft criteria report
highlights some of the major categories of surety insurance written by
A.M. Best-rated insurers, and describes some of the additional
analysis performed beyond that of a typical P/C/ writer.
Recent noteworthy Bestís Credit Rating Actions, rating rationales and
OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The U.S. medical professional liability insurance (MPLI) segment
continued its run of year-over-year profitability, but future results
will depend on well MPL insurers manage hurdles such as health care
transitions, hospital consolidation and challenges to state tort reform,
according to the centerpiece report in the latest issue of Bestís
Journal. This segment review, titled ďU.S. Medical Professional
Liability Segment Continued Profitable Run in 2013,Ē states that the
industryís favorable results were sustained despite another year of low
investment yields and declining net investment income. Bestís Journal is
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