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Panelists Examine ESG and Its Relationship to Financial Strength and the Ratings Process

Professionals also discuss how identity management affects customer experience and helps reduce risk for commercial insurance carriers.
  • December 2021

Streaming Live

AM Best’s Briefing – ESG: A Review of Frequently Asked Questions and Incorporation Into the Ratings Process

AM Best Rating Services staff members will host an interactive discussion about the relevance of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) to financial strength and the incorporation of ESG into the ratings process. Topics will include ESG rating factors that are relevant and material to financial strength; where ESG is captured in the ratings process; frequently asked questions; and inclusion of ESG in Best’s Credit Reports. Chief Ratings Officer Stefan Holzberger will moderate the discussion, which will include panelists Maura McGuigan, director, credit rating criteria, and Jessica Botelho-Young, associate director, analytics.

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. ET

How Identity Management Drives Customer Experience and Reduces Risk for Commercial Insurers

Now more than ever, commercial insurance carriers must focus on protecting their customers’ data and keeping their assets secure from identity fraud and cybercrime. Protecting their business from these risks at the point of quote, renewal and claim is essential to success. However, balancing the need for an effective security strategy with the need to elevate customer experience in a digital world can be confusing and overwhelming. A panel of insurance experts will explore how an effective identity authentication and verification strategy can provide the protection required, while exceeding customer expectations. This complimentary AM Best Webinar is sponsored by LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. ET

Benchmarking Discussion: How Current and Emerging Auto Insurance Trends Will Affect Carrier Results

Benchmarking is critical to understanding how an individual carrier’s own results are being affected by broader market conditions versus conditions unique to their own book of business. A panel of auto insurance experts will examine market trends and how auto carriers might respond. This complimentary AM Best Webinar is sponsored by LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. ET

AM Best's 2022 US Market Outlook Briefing—Key Factors to Consider

Senior AM Best analytical staff members will address key factors driving rating trends including interest rates, hardening pricing environment, the post-pandemic economic recovery, rising litigation costs and capacity. Outlooks for such segments as health, life and annuity, personal lines, commercial lines and reinsurance will be discussed.

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m. ET

On Demand

How Next-Gen Telematics and Vehicle Build Data Are Driving Better Risk Assessment for Auto Insurers

Vehicle technology has changed a lot over the last few years with big developments in telematics and advanced driver-assistance systems. What are the key differences between the two and how can their data insights be optimized for the auto insurance use case? Panelists discuss how telematics data from connected vehicles and vehicle build information from ADAS can work together to provide more power to predict driving risk. This complimentary AM Best Webinar was sponsored by LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

IMCA/AM Best Marketing Leader Lunch with Marsh McLennan Agency's Steven Handmaker

Steven Handmaker, chief marketing officer at Marsh McLennan Agency, discusses brand, reputation, leadership and the challenges in leading marketing for a $2 billion brokerage operation. This was a joint presentation of the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association and AM Best.

AM Best's 2022 Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Argentina & Costa Rica Market Outlook Briefing

AM Best analysts address economic and regulatory challenges and opportunities in the region, as well as shifting market dynamics and varying prospects for each of these key insurance markets. Participants cover how these numerous factors are translated into AM Best outlooks for the various lines of business in each country. This event was held in Spanish. 

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