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Top 25 D&O Insurers Show Healthy Growth: SNL

Direct premiums written for the directors’ and officers’ liability insurance industry grew 7.35 percent year over year in the first half of 2014, rising to $2.91 billion, according to an SNL Financial analysis of monoline D&O policies. Growth in written …

Top 30 Private Auto Insurers: SNL

CSAA Insurance Exchange, which sells private auto insurance to AAA members in about 25 states, experienced double-digit year-over-year growth in personal auto business, far outpacing other top writers in the second quarter, a new analysis by SNL Financial shows. SNL …

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 …