Looking back on 2019, the most searched topic on Research & Trends is the word “cyber.” Hence, it should come as no surprise that cyber related content ranks at the top of this month’s list of most popular reads, by your peers.

#1 US Cyber Market Update – 2017 Profits and Performance

Utilizing the financial data available from the NAIC, Aon Benfield has evaluated the financial performance of the cyber insurance business line across the industry in this comprehensive report. This is a highly recommended read by yours truly.

#2 Managing Cybersecurity, The Cyber Risk Protection Story 2018

The study, conducted by Marsh & McLennan, reveals a gap between perceived risk and understanding of steps to be taken to improve one’s security profile. This is a helpful read to better understand the mindset of the business client, but also to measure one’s own concerns and understanding against those shared in the study.

#3 2018 Workers’ Compensation Premium Rate Ranking Summary

This 2 page download offers the results of a biennial study ranking all 50 states and Washington, D.C., based on premium rates that were in effect Jan. 1, 2018.

#4 Climate Change Risks to the Insurance Sector

As stated within this 81 page report, “The objectives of this Issues Paper are to raise awareness for insurers and supervisors of the challenges presented by climate change, including current and contemplated supervisory approaches for addressing these risks.” Compiled by the Sustainable Insurance Forum and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, no stone is left unearthed regarding climate risk and it’s economic impact on our industry.

#5 Just Like Big Tech, Insurers Can Define Customers with Data

For our readers familiar with Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Hyland shares the benefits of integrating OnBase in order to discover patterns and predict future outcomes and trends – essentially enhancing the utility of each of these solutions and ultimately getting more out of your data. This download will only be available through December.


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