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GEICO Making Gains Across the Country: SNL Financial

GEICO Corp. beat out its competitors in premium growth in 2013 and reported one of the best underwriting margins among the top 20 U.S. auto insurers. According to a report by SNL Financial, GEICO’s direct personal auto premiums, prior to …

Top 30 Homeowners Insurers Q2 2013: SNL Financial

Top Excess & Surplus Insurers by Market Share: SNL

SNL Analysis Highlights Sandy’s Impact on P/C Underwriting Results

Financial information firm SNL Financial’s preliminary analysis of more than 2,600 individual property/casualty filer’s statutory data illustrates how big of an impact Superstorm Sandy had on the filers’ underwriting results. SNL said this week one individual filer whose 2012 underwriting …

SNL Report: Insurers Begin Issuing Sandy Loss Estimates

A number of insurers have begun issuing their Sandy loss estimates in the weeks since the superstorm devastated the East Coast. The SNL Financial compiled these company-specific loss estimates in a new report this week. United Fire Group Inc. expects …

RLI, Chubb Among Top P/C Performers: SNL

RLI Corp. tops the list of property/casualty commercial lines carriers ranked by financial performance for the 12 months ending March 31, based on a review by SNL. RLI beat out Chubb, Dorinco Reinsurance and Argo Group for top honors. RLI, …

Geico Spends 6.5% of Premiums on Advertising

Geico, billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s auto insurer, spent far more than property insurance peers on advertising in 2011, both on an absolute basis and as a percentage of the business the company wrote, according to a new study. Data provider …

SNL Buys Summit Media’s Financial Information Unit, Highline Data

Summit Business Media has sold its insurance financial information unit. Another financial information firm, SNL Financial, said it has acquired the Summit Business Media insurance information services unit, Highline Data, which resells insurance company data from regulatory agencies. Terms were …

Top 10 U.S. Excess/Surplus Insurers

Top 10 U.S. Excess, Surplus Insurers of 2010 by Market Share According to SNL Financial: American International Group Zurich Financial Services Ltd. Nationwide Mutual Group ACE Ltd. W.R. Berkley Corp. Markel Corp. CNA Financial Corp. QBE Insurance Group Ltd. Alleghany …