TITLE

Underwriting Risks During a Downturn

AUTHOR(S)
Swanson, Eric
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Best's Review;May2009, Vol. 110 Issue 1, p91
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the challenges of underwriters in managing life and disability insurance risks due to the effects of the financial crisis in the U.S. Underwriters are facing several problems concerning merger and acquisition activities, the growing number of companies seeking bankruptcy protection, and the falling capabilities of firms to make timely premium payments. It cites the need for underwriters to create risk-selection tools that determines the financial performance of companies.
ACCESSION #
40091996

 

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