Trump tax reform News

P/C Insurers Double Q1 Profit on Tax Changes, Growing Economy, Lower Cat Losses

Tax reform, a growing economy and lower catastrophe losses helped U.S. property/casualty insurers more than double their first quarter profit this year. Insurers’ net income after taxes surpassed $17 billion during the first three months of the year, compared to …

New Pass-Through Tax Guidance Now Expected by End of July

U.S. Treasury Department rules outlining which businesses structured as S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies can claim a 20 percent tax deduction are likely to be delayed until the end of July, according to a senior administration official. The …

What They Are Saying About Effects of Trump Tax Cuts on Insurance Industry

Congress has passed and President Donald Trump has signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (HR1) into law. It is the biggest tax change in 30 years. Under the legislation, insurers, agencies and other businesses organized as C corporations will …

MetLife CEO Says Businesses Must Give Up Tax Breaks for Lower Tax Rate

MetLife Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Kandarian said industries must be willing to forfeit some of their advantages in the tax code in order for the U.S. to seize a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity to lower corporate rates and simplify the process. …

Insurers Caught In Municipal Bond Slump While Awaiting Trump Tax Plan

The disruption in the municipal bond market is punishing some of the most loyal buyers of the debt. The insurance industry has seen more than $5 billion of gains erased on state and local bonds after Donald Trump’s victory in …