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October 18, 2023

The Impact of Secondary Perils on Property Insurance

Secondary perils, such as severe convective storms, floods, wildfires and hailstorms, have significantly impacted the commercial property market. In fact, according to industry data, secondary perils have consistently accounted for over 50% of insured natural disaster losses in recent years. This article provides more information on secondary perils, including their impact on the property insurance...

August 29, 2023

7 Factors Driving Commercial Property Insurance Costs

Several cost-driving trends have contributed to the hard commercial property insurance market. This environment has led to continuous rate increases and other challenging conditions. In these circumstances, it’s crucial for businesses to understand why premiums have been rising. This article discusses seven factors currently impacting commercial property insurance costs. Catastrophic losses—Hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, winter storms...

May 25, 2023

Complex Property Risks Create Challenging Market

Economic, social and environmental trends are combining to create significant risks and challenges for property owners and their insurers. Across industries, from manufacturing to real estate to healthcare, some of the same themes are present. These include changing valuations of physical assets and higher replacement costs, supply chain issues, and contingent time element exposures. Supply...

May 18, 2023

Commercial Property Rates Increase, Cyber Rates Moderate

Commercial property and casualty insurance rates rose 8.8% in the first quarter of 2023 (up slightly from 8.0% in the previous quarter) as property outpaced all other lines at an average of 20.4%, according to the latest Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) market survey. As the market entered its 22nd consecutive quarter of...

February 24, 2023

Commercial P&C Prices Rose 8% in the Fourth Quarter of 2022

Commercial property and casualty prices continued to rise in the fourth quarter of 2022 with an average increase of 8% across all accounts sizes, down slightly from 8.1% in the third quarter, according to the latest survey data from the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB). Large businesses saw higher price increases on average...

July 13, 2022

2022 Midyear Market Outlook: Commercial Property Insurance

The commercial property insurance market has hardened in recent years, with consistent rate increases since the third quarter of 2017. These rate increases were evident in the beginning of 2022, with first-quarter rates rising by an average of 7.6%, according to industry data. Similar pricing trends occurred in the reinsurance markets during the same period...