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AM Best is continuously analyzing the impact of COVID-19 on the global insurance industry, by both geography and line of business. While the global reinsurance outlook remains stable, outlooks for many countries and lines have turned negative as a result of the pandemic.
  • May 2020
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A selection of recent industry research:

 

Market Segment Report: United Kingdom Life

The financial markets have responded quickly to the outbreak of COVID-19.

April 3, 2020 - 7 Pages

 

Market Segment Report: US Life

Strong capital and liquidity, improved risk management may help life/annuity insurers survive COVID-19 challenges.

April 3, 2020 - 3 Pages

 

Market Segment Report: US Health

Outlook for health segment remains Stable despite wide impact of COVID-19.

April 3, 2020 - 5 Pages

 

Market Segment Report: US Annuity

US annuity outlook turns Negative as sudden financial market woes pressure writers.

April 3, 2020 - 3 Pages

 

Market Segment Report: Italy Life

Earnings will be affected by volatility in financial markets and the potential for further asset devaluations.

April 3, 2020 - 6 Pages

 

Market Segment Report: Global Reinsurance

Our outlook for the global reinsurance industry remains at Stable, owing to a favorable pricing environment for non-life reinsurance and a stable global market environment for life reinsurance.

April 3, 2020 - 6 Pages

 

Market Segment Report: Global Non-Life Reinsurance

Our outlook for the global non-life reinsurance industry remains at Stable, owing to a favorable pricing environment, among other factors.

April 3, 2020 - 4 Pages

 

Market Segment Report: Global Life Reinsurance

Our outlook for the global life reinsurance industry remains at Stable, owing to strong capitalization and other factors.

April 3, 2020 - 4 Pages

 

Market Segment Report: France Life

The COVID-19 outbreak may slow insurers' ability to transform their business mix, at least in the medium term.

April 3, 2020 - 7 Pages

 

Market Segment Report: Canada Property/Casualty

We are maintaining a Stable outlook based on the segment's solid risk-adjusted capital and increasingly sophisticated underwriting and distribution capabilities and ERM practices.

April 2, 2020 - 3 Pages

 

Market Segment Report: Canada Life/Annuity

We have revised our outlook to Negative—segment balance sheets are strong, but near-term operating performance will be hurt owing to COVID-19 and the disruption to the markets.

April 2, 2020 - 3 Pages

 

Commentary: Global Reinsurers Resilient in Face of Adversity

The global reinsurers are well-capitalized and should be able to withstand temporary setbacks owing to COVID-19.

April 2, 2020 - 3 Pages

 

Commentary: Best's Credit Ratings, Sovereign Credit Risk, and Country Risk FAQs

We provide responses to questions on how we handle sovereign credit issues and the application of country risk in our ratings process.

March 31, 2020- 3 Pages

 

Market Segment Report: Mexico Insurance

Outlook for Mexico's insurance market moves from Stable to Negative as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic's economic effects.

March 27, 2020 - 3 Pages

 


Best's Insurance News & Analysis subscribers can download PDF copies of all Best's Special Reports, Best's Commentaries and Best's Market Segment Reports along with any supporting spreadsheet data at www.ambest.com.


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