Fitch’s sector outlook for U.S. health insurance is negative, reflecting high acquisition-related financial leverage and, to a lesser extent, profitability concerns derived from health exchange-sourced membership. The ACA’s repeal will alleviate these profitability concerns but is unlikely to result in an outlook revision to stable in light of the significant… Continue Reading Fitch Assesses Election Impact on Health Insurance Market

Vanliner, located in Fenton, Missouri, is a subsidiary of National Interstate Insurance Co., a specialty property and casualty insurer focused on the transportation industry with an emphasis on alternative risk transfer, or captive, insurance programs. National Interstate is a member of Great American Insurance Group. Previously, Grimm held various positions… Continue Reading Vanliner Insurance Promotes Grimm to President

The report notes that these lines of insurance also tend to be the most closely regulated. Politicization 10% Solvency 10% Consumer Protection 5% Anti-Fraud Resources 5% Fiscal Efficiency 10% Auto Insurance Market 15% Home Insurance Market 15% Workers’ Compensation Market 10% Rate Regulation 10% Underwriting Freedom 10% The report is… Continue Reading State Regulation Report Card: R Street Grades Them from Best to Worst

National Interstate is a specialty property/casualty insurance company with a niche orientation and focus on the transportation industry. Its subsidiaries include Vanliner Insurance Co. and Triumphe Casualty Co. National Interstate is headquartered in Richfield, Ohio with operations in Kapolei, Hawaii and Fenton, Missouri. National Interstate is a member of Great… Continue Reading Transportation Insurer National Interstate Promotes Skuggen, Adds AIG’s Blankenship

The case is U.S. v. Anthem Inc., 16-cv-1493, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington). “Any savings to my clients ultimately is going to matter,” he said. Bo Hawthorne, a benefits consultant at Scott Insurance in Richmond, Virginia, testified on Thursday that most of his clients use Anthem and Cigna.… Continue Reading Anthem-Cigna Merger Trial Pits Efficiency Claims vs. Loss of Competition Claims

This article originally appeared in Insurance Journal’s sister publication for the C-suite, Carrier Management. Source: A.M. Best Berkshire Hathaway saw the biggest gain among the top 10, A.M. Best said, thanks in part to the insurer’s continued push to boost its direct automobile business via GEICO. For the full top… Continue Reading Top 10 Personal Auto Insurers and Today’s Market: A.M. Best

All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Although Congress will begin the repeal debate soon after it convenes in January, immediate changes that would affect coverage for 2017 appear to be highly unlikely. Republican leaders have said they want a smooth transition to the… Continue Reading How Much Do Health Insurance Subsidies Cost Taxpayers?

President Trump Expected to Target Immigration, Taxes, Trade, Affordable Care Act Rep. Hensarling’s Plan Could Be Blueprint for Trump Revamping of Dodd-Frank Trump Could Rip Up Decades of Climate Deals in a Year Fitch Sees Large Insurers Gaining from Trump Deregulation Trump May Keep Key Affordable Care Act Provisions Republican… Continue Reading Top 12 Insurance Trends and News Stories of 2016: Countdown

Overall, the Insurance Careers Movement includes more than 600 insurance carriers, agents/brokers, trade associations and industry partners. This year, the effort has also included insurance industry professionals sharing their stories on the web, in social media and at local events such as job fairs, internships and volunteer programs. The Insurance… Continue Reading Wanted: Young Insurance Professionals to Help Recruit Others