Press Release - NOVEMBER 22, 2019
Best’s Special Report: Preliminary Nine-Month 2019 Results Show 13% Underwriting Income Increase for U.S. P/C Industry
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OLDWICK - NOVEMBER 22, 2019
The nine-month 2019 combined ratio for the P/C industry weakened slightly by 0.5 percentage points from the prior-year period, to 98.0. AM Best estimates that catastrophe losses accounted for 4.4 points on the combined ratio, down from an estimated 5.1 points in the same period in 2018. A $1.1 billion increase in net investment income during the first nine months of 2019 contributed to a 4.5% increase in pre-tax operating income to $48.5 billion. Due to a $2.1 billion reduction in realized capital gains, industry net income remained unchanged from the prior-year period, at $49.5 billion.
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