News about two proposed but unrealized insurance acquisitions were the top national stories published by Insurance Journal in 2021, a year in which news on COVID-19 and ransomware also continued to dominate. Reports on the twists and turns of broker Aon’s bid to purchase rival Wills Towers Watson grabbed the most interest.
That ill-fated deal was followed by Chubb’s spurned bid to acquire The Hartford. Readers closely followed that business drama as well. A completed acquisition by Farmers also garnered attention.