Commercial Lines News

Underwriters and Insureds Taking Harder Look at Commercial Property Risks

Commercial property underwriters are adjusting to a market defined by rising catastrophe losses and dwindling profits. From increasing rates and higher deductibles to fewer classes of business and stricter underwriting, even the best in class properties are feeling the heat. …

Why CIC Offers A 3-Year Policy

The knowledge each of your business clients have of insurance costs and premium calculations falls along a spectrum from unsophisticated to savvy. For most, it’s a budgeted line item required for risk mitigation, but the inability to predict rate changes …

What to Expect in Commercial Insurance Market Conditions Heading Into 2020

Ongoing rate increases and reductions in capacity are taking shape in most property/casualty commercial lines in the fourth—and for some, will continue into the new year, according to a recent report from broker USI Insurance Services. Only one line—loss sensitive …

Agents (Still) Looking for Underwriting Sweet Spot: Channel Harvest Survey

Whether technology is driving a “one size fits all” underwriting approach or carriers are narrowing their strike zone, this year’s independent agency survey from Channel Harvest reveals agents continue to ding companies for lack of flexibility. The latest Channel Harvest …

Commercial Auto: An Old Dog Up to New Tricks

For the seventh consecutive year, commercial auto is losing money. Despite rate increases in 23 of the last 25 quarters, the combined ratio topped 111 percent in 2017. The line has been a weak spot for many insurers, forcing them …

Liberty Mutual Restructures Distribution for Commercial & Specialty Products

Liberty Mutual has introduced a new distribution model for the U.S. in an effort to improve broker access to the insurer’s full suite of commercial and specialty insurance products. Shaun Kelly, president Global Risk Solutions Distribution, said in a statement …

Atlas General Insurance Recognized as a Top Workplace by San Diego Union Tribune

San Diego, CA, November 14, 2018 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC (‘Atlas’), a national multi-line program administrator, has for the third time been named as one of the Top Workplaces in San Diego by the San Diego Union Tribune. …

Missouri’s POWERS Insurance and Risk Management Adds Smith

St. Louis, Missouri-based POWERS Insurance and Risk has hired Shari Smith as commercial lines account manager. Smith will be responsible for the ongoing management of commercial clients, retaining new and renewal clients, and assisting the company’s producers in order to …

What’s New in Today’s Construction Insurance Market

Brokers who specialize in the construction industry love their clients and are very committed to keeping up with their needs. Ask them, “So what’s new?” and the conversations inevitably veer off in various directions: risk management, pricing, hot areas, technology, …

Commercial Automobile Remains Sore Spot in P/C: A.M. Best

The performance of the commercial automobile segment continued to deteriorate through third quarter 2017, according to a new A.M. Best report. Commercial auto has been a sore spot in the property/casualty for several years. Commercial auto insurers have tried to …