A.M. BestTV: TRIA Renewal Progress; Health Exchanges and Utilization; And Country Economic Risk Trends

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This episode of A.M.BestTV looks at insurance industry-related topics making headlines, including the renewal of the Terrorism Risk and Insurance Act, what the U.S. health exchange enrollment numbers mean for insurers and an examination of shifting risks in global markets with attendees of the Coface Country Risk Conference. In addition, J. Scott Davison, the new CEO of Indianapolis-based OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc., sits down to discuss the future direction of the company, which holds established positions in several markets such as full-service small to medium retirement plans, life insurance and asset-based long-term care. Issues addressed at the Coface event include emerging-market strategies and the end of the Fed’s quantitative easing policy. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=news52314 to view the episode.

People who appear in this episode include:

  • J. Scott Davison, President & Chief Executive Officer, OneAmerica;
  • Kerstin Braun, Executive Vice President, North America Region, Coface;
  • Paul Ballew, Senior Vice President, Chief Data and Analytics Office and Chief Economist, D&B
  • Stuart Bergman, Chief Economist and Director of Export Development, Economic and Political Intelligence Center, Canada;
  • Richard Golod, Director, Global Investment Strategies, Invesco; and
  • Doniella Pliss, Senior Financial Analyst, A.M. Best Company.

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