For the U.S. property/casualty (P/C) insurance industry, 2018 was a year of unusual experience. Results were good in comparison with 2017—but 2017 was a horrible year. Premiums, investment income and profits rose, buoyed by a surprisingly strong U.S. economy, but interest rates sagged, and fears of a looming recession grew.
This report focuses on the key economic indicators pertinent to the property/casualty (P/C) insurance industry, and takes a deep dive in the following areas: the HO exposure base; catastrophe claims by season; commercial property premiums; and P/C industry operating ratio. The presentation also includes a special section on vehicle travel prediction.
PRIVATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE- See Mortgage guarantee insurance
STATUTORY ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES / SAP- More conservative standards than under GAAP accounting rules, they are imposed by state laws that emphasize the present solvency of insurance companies. SAP helps ensure that the company will have sufficient funds readily available to meet all anticipated insurance obligations by recognizing liabilities earlier or at a higher value than GAAP and assets later or at a lower value. For example, SAP requires that selling expenses be recorded immediately rather than amortized over the life of the policy. (See GAAP accounting, Admitted assets )See Full Glossary
For immediate release New York Press Office: 212-346-5500; firstname.lastname@example.org NEW YORK, May 21, 2019— Dr. Michel Léonard, CBE, vice president and senior economist with the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) was today appointed by the Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator (SVIA) to lead it… Read More
For immediate release New York Press Office: 212-346-5500; email@example.com NEW YORK, May 16, 2019—With National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24) days away, the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) reminds boat owners to secure the right type and amount of coverage for their recreational vessel.… Read More