OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In the first sentence of the press release the date should read
“…Wed., May 22, 2019…” instead of “Wed., March 22, 2019…”.

The corrected release reads: 

AM BEST SENIOR DIRECTOR TO DELIVER INNOVATION CRITERIA-FOCUSED
KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT CELENT ROUNDTABLE EVENT

AM Best Senior Director, Credit Rating Criteria, Research and
Analytics, Stephen A. Irwin will deliver the keynote address, titled,
“Innovation and the New AM Best Score,” at a roundtable event hosted by
Celent’s insurance practice, on Wed., May 22, 2019, at 9 a.m. (EDT), in
New York City, NY.

Irwin will discuss AM Best’s views on the importance of innovation and
the rating agency’s plan for evaluating an insurer’s level of innovation
and to what extent that evaluation ultimately will impact the measure of
an insurer’s financial strength. In particular, the address will
highlight key elements of AM Best’s draft innovation criteria procedure,
which was released in March 2019. The draft criteria, titled, “Scoring
and Assessing Innovation,” is available at http://www.ambest.com/ratings/methodology.asp.

Irwin is responsible for the development, testing and review of AM
Best’s credit rating methodology and criteria, as well as promoting
consistency in the application of criteria within the rating process. In
his 25 years’ experience with AM Best, he has served in a variety of
managerial roles, including managing analytic teams that cover U.S.
life/health insurers and reinsurers in the United States, Canada and the
Caribbean.

The invitation-only event, called, “Celent Roundtable: Optimizing Your
Digital Experience,” offers a forum in which insurance industry
participants can discuss their company’s efforts and experiences in
implementing new technologies. For more information, please view the event
overview
.

AM Best is a trusted source of insurance market insight and data, and
the only global credit rating agency with a unique focus on the
insurance industry. Best’s Credit Ratings are a recognized indicator of
insurer financial strength and creditworthiness. Visit
http://www.ambest.com
for more information.

Copyright © 2019 by A.M. Best Company, Inc. and/or its
affiliates. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Contacts

Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
+1
908 439 2200, ext. 5159

[email protected]

Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
+1 908
439 2200, ext. 5644

[email protected]