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Private Auto Premiums See Largest Q3 Growth in 10 Years: SNL

Private auto insurance industry direct premiums written rose 5.13 percent in the third quarter of 2014, the largest third-quarter year-over-year growth in the past 10 years, according to an analysis by SNL Financial. The 30 largest auto writers by market …

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 …