OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The October issue of Best’s Review focuses on U.S. private passenger auto insurers:
- “What’s Driving the Rise in Auto Costs” examines the trends that have led to large underwriting losses in 2022.
- “When It Comes to Insuring Electric Vehicles, It’s All About the Battery” looks at how the insurance industry is grappling with the cost difference in average repairs between electric-powered vehicles and those with combustion engines.
- “AM Best: Auto Insurance Profitability Unlikely in Near Term as Rate, Inflationary Pressures Continue” features an excerpt of a Best’s Market Segment Report that explains how rate adequacy remains a challenge because of an increase in loss severity.
Also included in the October issue:
- “Surge of Catalytic Converter Thefts Tied to Soaring Prices of Precious Metals” provides a look at coverages and exposures in automobile and truck dismantlers, based on Best’s Underwriting Reports and Best’s Loss Control Reports.
- “RGA President: Life Reinsurance Growth Strengthens in Asia, Europe” describes how the Hong Kong business is benefitting from the recovery of mainland China to pre-COVID-19 levels.
- “Parametric Insurance Helps Restore Dwindling Coral Reefs” looks at how the first-of-its-kind policy in the U.S. is financing work by The Nature Conservancy to repair ecosystems critical to the health of the water and the land.
- “‘Insurance Guys’ Driven to Help Other Agents—Without Boring Them” features an interview with Scott Howell and Bradley Flowers of The Insurance Guy Podcast about themselves and their content.
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