AM Best to Present Innovation Insights at Society of Insurance Research Webinar

AM Best will present a webinar hosted by Society of Insurance Research discussing benchmarking analysis in the area of insurance industry innovation on April 8, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. (EDT).

In March 2020, AM Best formally integrated its criteria procedure, “Scoring and Assessing Innovation,” into its rating process, which outlines how AM Best explicitly will consider an insurance company’s innovation efforts. During the one-hour event, titled “Innovation in the Time of COVID-19,” Sridhar Manyem, director, industry research and analytics, Edin Imsirovic and Bridget Maehr, both associate directors, will explore one-year benchmarking results for the innovation assessments of AM Best-rated insurance companies and how they were impacted by the pandemic. The discussion also will include an overview of the most innovative insurance industry segments, as well as how insurers have innovated in response to COVID-19.

Manyem is the head of AM Best’s industry research team, which publishes the rating agency’s perspectives of topical insurance issues and possible implications to Best’s Credit Ratings. Imsirovic and Maehr evaluate the financial strength and creditworthiness of U.S. insurance companies, respectively, in the property/casualty and health insurance industry segments.

The Society of Insurance Research facilitates research, marketing and planning services for the insurance industry. To register for the webinar, please go to the society’s event page.

AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry. Headquartered in the United States, the company does business in over 100 countries with regional offices in London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. For more information, visit

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