Sources of Insurance Industry News

AM Best – A.M. Best Company is a full-service credit rating organization dedicated to serving the financial services industries, including the banking and insurance sectors. Policyholders and depositors refer to Best’s ratings and analysis as a means of assessing the financial strength and creditworthiness of risk-bearing entities and investment vehicles. Best’s Property & Casualty Center provides the latest news in this sector.

Business Insurance – Business Insurance is a leading periodical for insurance and risk management professionals. The website provides a good insight of hot topics in the industry today.

Fitch Ratings – The Fitch Ratings Insurance Group provides ratings and research on insurance and insurance-related companies worldwide. This is a free resource subject to a registration process.

Insurance Information Institute – The mission of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is to improve public understanding of insurance — what it does and how it works. The Insurance Information Institute’s Press Release Section provides press releases that surrounding today’s insurance marketplace.

NCCI Industry Reports – National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) gathers data, analyzes industry trends, and prepares objective insurance rate and loss cost recommendations. These activities, together with our research, analytical services and tools, and overall commitment to excellence help foster a healthy workers compensation system.   Here you’ll find the latest NCCI reports and research on workers compensation industry topics. These include the State of the Line, an overall analysis of the workers compensation industry; NCCI’s Issues Report, covering upcoming and ongoing challenges faced by the industry; and NCCI’s Annual Report.

MarketScout Barometer – This barometer is compiled by MarketScout, a Dallas, Texas based electronic insurance exchange which underwrites and distributes hundreds of product lines to its 35,000-member agency network across the United States. Over 50 “A” Rated carriers participate in the MarketScout exchange platform.

Ponemon Institute conducts independent research on privacy, data protection and information security policy. Their goal is to enable organizations in both the private and public sectors to have a clearer understanding of the trends in practices, perceptions and potential threats that will affect the collection, management and safeguarding of personal and confidential information about individuals and organizations.

PROPERTY CASUALTY 360 – PropertyCasualty360.com provides an all-inclusive source for P&C news, analysis, trends, and industry activity to enable professionals at any level to understand and react to the unique market challenges they face. The site combines the established knowledge resources and news reporting capabilities from the experts at ALM Insurance Network (previously called “Summit Business Media”) with proprietary market data and relevant content aggregated from across the Web to create one distinct and vital information source for all P&C professionals. For marketplace news articles, Click Here.

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers has a set of Market Index Surveys. Every quarter, The Council asks its members to provide up-to-date information on pricing trends, underwriting practices and availability of all commercial property/casualty lines for its Commercial Insurance Market Index. The survey tracks market trends on a region-by-region basis and breaks out the market for small, medium and large accounts.

Towers Watson – Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. Their research page provides excellent information on today’s hot topics in corporate risk management and the property & casualty insurance marketplace. Type “Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey” in the search field for up to date information on today’s P&C marketplace.  The Press Page is also a good source of today’s news.

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