OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In this episode, A.M.BestTV examines how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has impacted health insurers; the NAIC's move on life captive reinsurance and how focusing on executive presence helps insurers.
Concerning PPACA’s effect on health insurers first quarter 2014 earnings, Sally Rosen, assistant vice president at A.M. Best Company said, “Health insurers first quarter 2014 earnings were impacted by the increase in expenses due to the PPACA, as this was the first quarter that the $8 billion fees were assessed to them.” Rosen’s comments were based on a recent Best’s Briefing. Read more about it at http://www3.ambest.com/bestweek/purchase.asp?record_code=227625.
President and CEO for the Center for Talent Innovation, Sylvia Hewlett, and author of “Executive Presence,” stated at a recent diversity meeting organized by Trevlor Gandy, chief diversity officer at Chubb Corporation that “in insurance, it is particularly important that one grows a talent, which reflects the new diversified marketplace, since this is the only way to reach people that really need the services of this industry.”
Thomas Harman, associate editor at A.M. Best Company, also was featured in this episode.
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