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Market Dynamics Among the Topics at InsureTech Connect

AMBestTV reports on the InsureTech Connect conference in Las Vegas, which brought leaders of technology startups together with insurers and brokers. AMBestRadio discusses the need to update life insurance policies.
  • November 2019
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Jim Gillard, left, and Stefan Holzberger

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Richard Whitt

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Richard Whitt, co-chief executive officer, Markel, said the organization has expanded its access to capital markets because peak risks are better handled via broader venues. Whitt spoke with AMBestTV at InsureTech Connect 2019, held in Las Vegas. (Sept. 23, 2019)

Glenn Shapiro

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Thriving Wholesale, Specialty Sectors Draw Insurers to WSIA Event

Attendees to the Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association’s largest gathering of the year, held in San Diego, said the surplus lines sector supports its growth by focusing on new risks and coverages. (Sept. 23, 2019)

Hank Watkins

Lloyd’s Watkins: Blueprint Outlines the Market’s Future

Hank Watkins, president, Lloyd’s North America, spoke with AMBestTV in San Diego at the 2019 WSIA Annual Marketplace conference, prior to the Sept. 30 release of the Future of Lloyd’s blueprint. He said three pillars of the blueprint are new approaches to claims, exchanging risk and quicker syndicate creation. (Sept. 30, 2019)

Mutuals Look to Link Small-Town Values With Big-Time Tech

Attendees to the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies’ annual convention held in National Harbor, Maryland, said insurtechs are bringing new service and product opportunities, helping insurers meet the expectations of today’s prospects and policyholders. (Sept. 24, 2019)

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Time to Review Life Insurance Needs; Protect Business from Wildfires

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Time to Review Life Insurance Needs

Brad Hearn, president of Prudential Advisors, explains it’s the perfect time for consumers to review their life insurance needs.


The Changing Risk of Wildfire

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