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Jan. 1 Renewals,TRIPRA Among Issues at APCIA

AMBestTV reports on the annual American Property Casualty Insurance Association conference in Boston. Also, AMBestTV speaks with a number of high-profile industry leaders, including Starr’s Hank Greenberg and’s Mario Vitale. AMBestRadio discusses professional liability as well as DNA science.
  • December 2019
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Steve Levy

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APCIA Attendees: Expect Moderate Increases at Jan. 1 Renewals

Primary insurers with more risk and higher losses might see higher reinsurance rates on Jan. 1, 2020, while the overall market might expect to see moderate increases, said attendees at the APCIA conference in Boston. Munich Re's Steve Levy was among the attendees who spoke with AMBestTV. (Oct. 21, 2019)

Mike Hudzik

A Lapse in TRIPRA Would Disrupt the Market

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Protection and Reauthorization Act, which expires year-end 2020, would disrupt the market if not reauthorized, said attendees at the APCIA Conference. Mike Hudzik of Swiss Re was among the attendees who spoke with AMBestTV in Boston. (Oct. 21, 2019)

Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg

Starr's Greenberg: 15%-20% of Insurtechs Offer Promise; Others Will Fail

Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg, chairman and chief executive officer, Starr Insurance Cos., said China is a leading example of the growing presence of online marketing. (Oct. 7, 2019)

Mario Vitale's Vitale: Cyber Losses Are Biggest Risk Facing Businesses Today

Mario Vitale, president of, said the ever-changing sophistication of cyberattacks is making cyberrisk the biggest challenge insurers face today. (Sept. 18, 2019)

Edward Kohlberg and David Marek

AM Best Analysts: US Life Fraternals Could Harness Social Media, Education to Grow Membership

Edward Kohlberg, director, and David Marek, financial analyst, both with AM Best, explain the challenges facing U.S. fraternal life insurers. (Oct. 22, 2019).

Jason Hopper, Sally Rosen and Doniella Pliss

AM Best Analysts: Health Insurers See Strong Results, Accommodate ACA Changes

Sally Rosen, senior director, Doniella Pliss, director, and Jason Hopper, associate director, all of AM Best, said U.S. health insurers have continued to adapt to changes brought about the Affordable Care Act and its modifications. (Sept. 19, 2019)

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