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Reinventing Distribution, Cannabis Concerns and Distracted Driving

A.M. Best's webinar focuses on direct-to-consumer channel efforts. A.M. BestTV travels to the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies conference and the WSIA conference. A.M. Best Radio speaks with Zendrive's Matus.
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A.M. Best Webinars


Webinars in Focus

D2C: How Life and Annuity Insurers Are Reinventing Distribution

A panel of business and technology experts examine how insurers are using state-of-the-art digital platforms to jump-start their direct-to-consumer channel efforts. These new platforms allow for faster speed to market for new products, faster entry into new marketing channels, improved customer experiences and more effective variable cost administration. Sponsored by Cognizant. (Oct. 24, 2018)


Also in the A.M. Best Webinar Library

  • Inside Today's Surplus Lines Market
  • State of the Global Reinsurance Market
  • Cyber Intruders Target the Insurance Legal Community
  • State of the Captive Insurance Market


Coming Soon

Are We there Yet? How Insurers Can Gauge Their Digital Maturity

Most insurers are investing in their digital transformation journey, but few know how to achieve improved business outcomes. A panel of insurance business and technology experts will reveal the results of a new, ongoing study that measures insurance companies' digital maturity and analyzes why some are further along, while others fall short. Sectors discussed in detail will include life and annuity, group benefits, and property/casualty (for both personal and commercial). Sponsored by Cognizant.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m. EST


How the Sharing Economy Is Rewiring Claims

Ride hailing, home and possession sharing, along with other forms of short-term and long-term sharing is forcing insurers and claims professionals to develop more responsive claims policies and rethink coverage strategies. Topics covered include the changing legal environment for risk sharing, how insurers are addressing coverage gaps and claims issues these new coverages present.

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. EST 

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A.M. Best TV


NAMIC's Bergner: Spreading Legality Of Cannabis Creating Dilemmas for Insurers

Jonathan Bergner, assistant vice president for federal affairs, NAMIC, said moves to legalize cannabis in individual states conflicts with federal laws and regulations, and brings new challenges to insurers that cover workers' compensation and auto. Bergner spoke with A.M.BestTV at the annual conference of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, held in San Antonio. (Sept. 25, 2018)


WSIA's Kelley: Surplus Lines On a 'Crazy Positive' Run Since 2011

Brady Kelley, executive director, Wholesale &Specialty Insurance Association, said premium volume for the surplus lines sector has grown 44% since it last dipped in 2011, with continued growth expected. Kelley spoke with A.M.BestTV at the 2018 WSIA Annual Marketplace conference, held in Atlanta. (Sept. 24, 2018)


A.M. Best Analysts: U.S. Surplus Lines Sector Weathers a Challenging Year

David Blades, senior industry analyst, and Robert Raber, associate director, both of A.M. Best, said surplus lines writers managed to generate a collective profit in 2017, despite weather-related claims. (Sept. 24, 2018)


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A.M. Best Radio


Zendrive's Matus: Distracted Driving Is a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Jonathan Matus, chief executive officer, Zendrive, said smartphones working in conjunction with usage-based insurance can help insureds and carriers better identify and curtail high-risk driving.


Rendez-Vous Panel: Expense Pressures, Tech Driving Distribution Evolution

With brokers now underwriting, underwriters distributing insurance and reinsurers writing direct business, the distribution model is evolving, according to an A.M.BestTV panel of experts.


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