P/C loss reserves News

Here’s a Shocker: Insurance Industry Reserves Still Adequate

Although analysts at Conning didn’t actually use the word “shocked” in their latest report on the property/casualty industry’s loss reserve position, the title of the report—and the image on the front page—made it clear that the analysts didn’t see the …

Fitch: Overall P/C Reserves Adequate; Prior Years’ Favorable Trend Continues

Property/casualty insurers continued to take down loss reserves for prior years in 2014, which marked the ninth straight calendar year of favorable development for the industry in aggregate, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. Fitch also estimates that …

P/C Insurance Industry Loss Reserves Stable: Conning

The property/casualty industry’s loss reserve position is slightly improved as of year-end 2013, according to Conning. “Overall, the industry continues to appear to have sufficient reserves, with a modest degree of safety, under assumptions that claims settlement patterns will continue …

P/C Insurers’ Loss Reserves Continue to Surprise Analysts

Analysts at two rating agencies, Fitch and Moody’s, believe property/casualty insurers’ prior-year loss reserve takedowns will continue to outpace reserve additions in 2013. The analysts spoke about P/C industry reserving trends as they reviewed their year-end outlooks and 2013 forecasts …