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June 18, 2024

Commercial Property Insurance Market Proving More Stable, Capitalized: USI

Following last year’s historically challenging property insurance market, 2024 is proving to be “a more stable and capitalized market,” USI Insurance Services reported in its latest Commercial Property & Casualty Market Outlook Mid-Year Addendum. “Large rate increases from 2023 have mostly subsided for the broader market,” the New York-based insurance brokerage firm said in the report....

February 20, 2024

These Regulatory Changes Could Impact Future Property Claims

The start of 2024 brought a host of changes that could impact property claims, including updates to major codes and guidelines that affect residential and commercial policyholders dealing with new construction, renovations, and replacement HVAC equipment. Adjusters should be aware of new sections in the 2024 International Building Code (IBC) as well as amendments to...

November 14, 2023

U.S. P&C Combined Ratio for 2023 Projected at 103.8%

Analysts at the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) and Milliman expect the U.S. property/casualty insurance industry to post a 103.8% net combined ratio for 2023, driven by the highest severe convective storm losses in decades. The III and Milliman experts shared their findings during a recent webinar discussing their quarterly report, “Insurance Economics and Underwriting Objections:...

September 26, 2023

Trends In Commercial Real Estate: Amenities Drive Leasing Decisions

You might often hear people—especially investors—say, “Well, what’s trending?” or “What are the current trends showing?” Before making any kind of purchasing decision, it’s important to understand how the market is currently behaving and what the projections are for the future. As we are all aware, the commercial real estate industry got a bit rocked...

September 14, 2023

For the Fifth Straight Year, Surplus Lines Sees Double-Digit Growth

Total U.S. surplus lines direct premiums written (DPW) rose by 19.2% to reach a record $98.5 billion in 2022, marking a five-year streak of double-digit growth rate increase, according to a new AM Bestreport. The new Best’s Market Segment Report, “Surplus Lines Insurers Focus on Evolving Risks to Sustain Premium Growth,” showed eight of the top...

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...

June 7, 2023

Hard Market Conditions Intensify in Commercial Property

Hard market conditions of rate hikes coupled with tightening terms have intensified for June 1 renewals in commercial property, as carriers prevail in a “seller’s market” where new capacity remains scarce, sources told this publication. Even clean accounts in the admitted space are seeing rate increases of 15% year on year, while loss-hit accounts in...

February 20, 2023

Revealed – Issues Challenging Commercial P&C in Today’s Environment

Commercial property and casualty (P&C) insurance carriers have been delivering strong financial performance in recent years despite the widespread disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other global events, according to a recent McKinsey report. The report noted that premiums have been driven by extensive risk-adjusted rate hardening on a year-on-year basis, resulting in an...

January 19, 2023

Property & Casualty Trends to Watch in 2023

Insurance experts often examine how outside influences and trends affect the insurance marketplace, and businesses should follow suit to determine what factors may impact their insurance coverage. For 2023, there are a number of sweeping market developments to consider. Labor ShortagesThe last few years have seen widespread labor shortages. According to a recent survey conducted...

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...