BEST'S REVIEW Número 6 104 2003
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Publicacion: Best's Review

Número 6 104 2003



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Gering up : insurers are using driver safety programs, sharply focused advertising and the Internet to court teen drivers
Top Auto Writers by Line and by State - 2002
Taking cover : like most investors, insurers had a tough time during the bear market and struggle to find good investments now
Insurance mixology : matching assets to liabilities
MassMutual Credits its discipline of value investing
Asset distribution, top Property/Casualty writers - 2002
Asset distribution, top Life Writers - 2002
Becoming a contender : new leadership, tighter focus, financial restructuring and stronger underwriting have turned Safeco around and prepared it compete with the major players
A centered, simple life widening the circle
Building a top team to lead the charge
Moving marketing from average to world class
Putting up a good front : insurers, captives and buyers must fulfill specific responsibilities if fronting arrangements are to survive
Keys to survival
Uncovering value : by using embedded value reporting, insurers can get a clearer picture of where they are making - and losing - profits
Embedded value : key terms
U.S. GAAP net income
Room for recovery : by understanding how vehicle characteristics impact their auto salvage rate of recovery, insurers can reduce claims costs
Auto salvage study results
Watch your step : with careful risk management, insurers can succeed in employment-practices liability insurance, which is growing in volume and danger
Finding favor : insight : the industry is weathering reactions to this hard market remarkably well
Property/Casualty Marketplace
Retooling the auditing process : insight : an audit that is properly executed will capitalize on a great opportunity to improve
Loss/Risk Management notes
The co-sourcing solution : insight : the changing environment makes it a top priority to optimize tha activities of actuaries
Life/Health marketplace
Remember teh customer? : insight : customers no longer want to wait weeks to make a purchase. The life insurance industry must move faster to give customers what they want, or risk losing business
Missing the forest for the trees : insight : Sarbanes-Oxley focuses on the historical reporting process, when what's really needed is a hard look at key business and operating processes
The Spam issue : two looks at how insurers deal with the e-mail nuisance as concerned senders and receivers
Finding the cure : although insurers don't typically target new prospects via e-mail, legal definitions of spam could affect communication with existing customers
Empowering the victims : insurers are dealing with a daily deluge of spam, and technology is one tool to help ward off the growing mounds of unsolicited messages
Strategic marketing technology : insight : information technology is being used to take strategic marketing to the next level
Planing ahead : while controversy and uncertainty about the estate tax rage, financial advisers can help small-business owners pass their assets on intact
Safe keeping : advance planning can protect the cash surrender values of life insurance policies when personal bankruptcy occurs
Playing by the rules
Protecting the protectors : a new federal law is designed to encourage businesses to produce anti-terrorism technology by limiting their potential liability
The Safety Act at a Glance