The first release of the 2006 Best’s Underwriting Guide includes updated and revised articles on underwriting financial planning firms, roofing contractors, seed processors and nine other classifications, plus a new article on particleboard manufacturing, A.M. Best Co. announced. This release also contains a list of articles that have been reviewed by the Guide’s editorial staff along with industry underwriting experts.
Best’s Underwriting Guide supplies underwriters and risk managers with information for reducing loss and increasing underwriting profitably in more than 570 industrial and commercial classifications. Each article provides a detailed description of the business or industry, Best’s Hazard Index (which quantifies the degree of exposure in relevant lines of insurance), and an Underwriter’s Checklist. Users are able to become familiar with every aspect of all industries, including new or unfamiliar classifications.
A subscription to the CD-ROM version includes an initial product shipment plus three updates. The Guide can also be purchased as an online service, where its contents are refreshed as soon as new information is available.
Extensively revised and updated classifications supplied in this release include:
* Candle Manufacturing
* Canning–Fish and Seafood
* Court Reporters
* Financial Planning Firms
* Floor Covering Stores
* Formal Wear Rental Stores
* Pest Control Operators
* Recycling Collection Centers
* Roofing Contractors
* Stationery and Office Supply Stores
* Seed Processors.
The existing Dentists’ Offices classification has been reviewed to ensure that it reflects the latest industry standards.
To search the Guide online with no obligation, go to www.ambest.com/buglcm. For more information on Best’s Underwriting Guide visit www.ambest.com/sales/bugcdrom.
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