P&C Companies News

Workers’ Comp Benefits for Injured Workers Reach Historic Lows: Report

Workers’ compensation benefits as a share of payroll have reached historically low levels, according to a new study released this week. Despite growth in employment during the economic recovery — and the corresponding uptick in employees covered by workers’ compensation …

P/C Insurers Report $1.5B Net Underwriting Loss in First Half of 2016

Private U.S. property/casualty insurers reported a $1.5 billion net underwriting loss in the first half of 2016— the first year-to-date net underwriting loss in more than three years— and saw their net income after taxes drop to $21.7 billion in …

Viewpoint: How Trade Agreements Could Help P/C Insurers in Global Market

The insurance industry and its consumers need to be concerned about the recent rise of protectionist policies in markets around the globe. Our industry has played an important role in building a more open, interconnected global economy resulting in measurable …

Insurance Journal Co-Sponsors MarshBerry Market & Financial Survey: Participate Now

How are firms attracting and keeping new talent? How are organizations using data to provide their clients with insights into their business? Will historical growth rates be sustainable? What functions with an agency are becoming increasingly specialized? These are some …

Uptick in Lawyers’ Liability Claims; Business Transactions Top Claim: Study

Law firms have seen an increase in the frequency of malpractice claims, which are becoming more costly to defend and could cause lasting reputational damage, according to a new study by insurance broker Ames & Gough. The study found that …

Autopilot Warning May Not Help Tesla in Crash Defense

Telling Tesla drivers its Autopilot feature doesn’t mean their cars can drive themselves may not be enough to keep Elon Musk off the hot seat if the technology comes up short. This month, two Teslas equipped with Autopilot veered into …

Workers’ Comp Line Achieves ‘Significant’ Profit in 2015: Fitch

The U.S. workers’ compensation insurance market achieved a “significant” underwriting profit in 2015, but trends call into question whether such a result can be repeated, Fitch Ratings concluded in a new report. For 2015, the workers’ compensation combined ratio came …

Mid-Market Firms Fall Short on Natural Catastrophe Risk Management: Assurex Global

Middle market businesses in all parts of the world view their exposures to natural catastrophes as increasing but some fall short when managing these risks effectively, according to a new survey of senior executives at more than 80 independent insurance …

Survey: Agents Value Carrier Underwriting More Highly Now Than 5 Years Ago

A comparison of independent agent opinions five years ago to today shows how far the agency channel has come while also illustrating that certain fundamentals remain important throughout cycles and market disruption. Nearly 2,000 independent agents weighed in for the …

Wedding Vendors Account for Most Costly Claims: Travelers

Problems with vendors amounted to 30 percent of claim payments for all wedding claims, according to Travelers Companies, Inc. which announced the findings of its recent analysis of wedding insurance claims from 2011–2015. Wedding venues going bankrupt, photographers failing to …