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Market Segment Report: Premium Volume May Be Down but Profits Could Expand for Auto Insurers

AM Best also comments on the potential for Texas insurers to see record catastrophe losses from winter storm Uri and accelerated ESG investments.
  • April 2021
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Best's Research

Market Segment Report: Premium Volume May Be Down but Profits Could Expand for Auto Insurers

Personal auto underwriters have made fundamental improvements in recent years, which have led to better results.

 

Market Segment Report: Health Insurers Persevere through Pandemic as Uncertainties Remain

Health insurers navigate pandemic but large-scale pent-up demand for care and increased morbidity may present new challenges.

 

Market Segment Report: P/C Industry Maintains Strong Capital in the Face of 2020 Challenges

A rebound in loss experience is likely to pressure the US P/C segment's results in 2021.

 

Special Report: London and Bermuda Attract Capital as Insurance Market Conditions Improve

Bermudian and London market insurers have been able to raise equity with relative ease.

 

Market Segment Report: COVID-19 and the Russian Insurance Market: Negative Implications for Premium Growth, but Opportunities for Innovation.

AM Best believes that a post-pandemic push toward innovation is likely to lead to some Russian insurers reviewing their business models, and in the long-term, will have positive implications for the development of the industry.


Best's Commentary

Commentary: Policyholders Face Steep Hikes in Auto Insurance Prices in 2021

Argentinian peso depreciation, as well as supply chain disruptions, have led to a rise in automobile prices as well as spare parts and repair costs.

 

Commentary: Potential Record Catastrophe Losses for Texas Insurers Due to Winter Storm Uri

This storm could be the key driver of record first-quarter insured property catastrophe losses for the P/C industry.


Trending: Best's Research

1. Texas Insurers Face Potential Record Catastrophe Losses from Winter Storm Uri

2. Continued Poor Performance of Long-Term Care Product Keeps Pressure on US Life Insurers

3. Rejoining Paris Agreement Likely to Spur US (Re)Insurers' ESG Adoption


Trending: AM Best TV - Research

1. AM Best: 'Resilient' Title Insurance Outlook Revised to Stable

2. AM Best: World's Largest Insurers List Reveals Shifting Global Lineup

3. AM Best: US Economy to Pick Up in Second Half of 2021


These were the top trending items from December 23, 2020-February 23, 2021.

Best's News & Research Service subscribers can download PDF copies of all Best's Special Reports,
Best's Commentaries and Best's Market Segment Reports along with supporting spreadsheet data at www.ambest.com.


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