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1. 2013 Ward’s 50 P&C Insurers Announced

USAA, GEICO and RLI make the list for the 23rd consecutive year.


2. Q1 Top 10 Auto and Homeowners Insurers by Direct Written Premiums

Among private auto insurers, GEICO and Liberty Mutual post double-digit increases; among homeowners insurers, direct incurred loss ratios shrink as premiums increase, according to SNL Financial report.


3. P&C Insurers: Predictive Modeling is a Must

Personal and commercial P&C insurers say data capture and transformation into useful information has become a critical differentiator of performance within the marketplace, according to a new survey.


4. Top 25 P&C Insurers by Direct Written Premium

The National Association for Insurance Commissioners ranks the sector’s largest insurers and reveals their market shares by line of business.


5. P&C 2012 Rates: Slow and Steady Increase

P&C business in the United States ends 2012 with a 5-percent increase; commercial auto, commercial property and general liability see the highest increase in December.


6. 4 Farmers Insurance Women Sound Off on Sponsorship and Mentorship

In part II of a two-part series, four Farmers Insurance leaders discuss sponsorship and mentorship — how they differ and how each party can benefit.


7. 70 Percent of Insurers Planning, Piloting or Implementing Telematics

Discounts drive promotions, even as costs remain a concern for both IT and business people.


8. Small Businesses More Likely to Buy Insurance Online

General liability is most likely to be purchased online, workers’ comp is the least likely, according to a new study from Deloitte; majority of shoppers expect modest discounts.


9. 3 Insurers Make Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For

This year, fewer insurers make the list, and all slip in rankings.


10. August Leader of the Month: CNA’s Katherine Wilson

The VP of underwriting for the commercial insurers shares her thoughts on being a woman in insurance, challenges leaders face and how to encourage creative thinking.


11. Survey: 70% of Small Business Owners Interested in Data Breach Insurance

Commissioned by The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co., Ponemon Institute’s survey results show many small businesses have had a data breach, almost all involving electronic records.


12. What the Cybersecurity Executive Orders Mean for Insurers

Calls for improved information sharing and a set of standards should alleviate insurers' concerns with cybersecurity—but it also puts some pressure on insurers to update themselves along with the standards.


13. Mobile Claims Apps: From Front to Back

Mobile claims applications clearly have the potential to increase customer satisfaction by offering greater speed, accuracy and transparency into processes that were previously opaque. But without proper planning, they can prove to be a double-edged sword.


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