P&C Companies News

Premiums, Claims Severity on Rise in Architects & Engineers Market: Survey

For the third consecutive year, most insurers providing professional liability insurance for architects and engineers saw their premium rates increase modestly in 2014, as expectations of larger rate hikes were tempered by steady competition. A new survey by insurance broker …

Insurance Journal, Channel Harvest Launch Survey on Agent-Carrier Relationships

Channel Harvest Research, in partnership with Insurance Journal, is conducting its 2015 national survey of agents’ attitudes about their carrier partners. This is the seventh annual study on key aspects of the property/casualty independent agent-carrier relationship. Agents and brokers have …

Most Popular Insurance Journal South Central Stories of 2014

Fraud, higher homeowners rates, fracking, and electronic traffic tickets are topics that drove readers to the following stories on InsuranceJournal.com in 2014. The following 10 stories led as the most popular picks by readers in the South Central region. Workers’ …

Top 10 Casualty Insurance Trends for 2015: Marsh

While casualty insurance rates remain stable overall and new capacity continues to enter the market, certain classes of business continue to be difficult to place, according to Marsh’s U.S. Casualty Practice. The following report outlines 10 key trends that Marsh …

XL Group Offers Artworks Coverage in UK for Art Exhibitions

XL Group has launched Key Artworks insurance coverage in the U.K. to cover cancelled or abandoned fine art exhibitions and their financial losses in cases where a star attraction art piece is damaged, stolen or otherwise unfit to be publicly …

Chubb Survey: Attic Storage Can Cause Homeowner Grief, Hazards

Homeowners who don’t pay attention to what’s going on in their attics can face costly damage that can spread throughout their entire home, warns a new survey sponsored by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. According to the survey of …

Main Street America Promotes Frederick to Vice President, CIO

Amy Frederick has been promoted to vice president and chief information officer of Main Street America Group. Frederick will be a member of the super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier’s senior management team and report to Main Street America chairman and CEO Tom Van Berkel. …

Commercial Rates Continue on Slow Slide; Personal Lines Rates Moderate: Survey

The composite rate for U.S. commercial insurance was plus 1 percent in October 2014 while the composite rate for U.S. personal lines was plus 3 percent for the month, according to MarketScout’s monthly analysis of market conditions. “As expected, the …

Big Data: It Isn’t Just for Carriers

This is the era of big data and while it’s no surprise that insurance carriers are big players, the fact is that agents and brokers of all sizes also have a growing stake in big data. While the insurance industry …

Canadian P&C Insurer Intact Financial’s 3rd Quarter Profit Rises

Intact Financial Corp., Canada’s largest property and casualty insurer, reported a more than four-fold rise in quarterly profit, helped by a sharp fall in catastrophe losses. The company’s profit last year was hurt by severe rain storms in the Toronto area and Quebec, and …