August 2010
Best's Review;Aug2010, Vol. 111 Issue 4, p104
Trade Publication
An interviews with Michelle P. Baurkot, assistant vice-president of A.M. Best Inc., is presented. When asked about the firm's view on workers' compensation market, she replies that it is not positive because it is influenced by the economy, depressed rates and ongoing competition. She states that premium levels plummeted since 2008 due to reduced pricing and stiff competition. She adds that state funds does not allow them to operate outside the state due to legislative and regulatory changes.


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