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KEY FACTS: THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE VERMONT ECONOMY

The insurance industry in Vermont has a significant impact on the state’s economy that extends well beyond its responsibilities to collect premiums and settle claims. It employs licensed professionals, pays taxes, owns municipal bonds and serves people in their times of greatest need.

Below are tables showing the state’s leading insurance companies, based on market share, and links to state by state comparison tables.

EMPLOYMENT

U.S. Department of Commerce data show the insurance industry provided 5,090 jobs in Vermont in 2014. The Vermont insurance industry accounted for about $356 million in compensation in 2014.

GROSS STATE PRODUCT

The insurance industry contributed $777.0 million to the Vermont gross state product (GSP) in 2013, accounting for 2.71 percent of the state GSP.

TAXES

Premium taxes paid by insurance companies in Vermont totaled $60.0 million in 2014.

PREMIUMS

Direct premiums written by property/casualty insurance companies in Vermont totaled $1.4 billion in 2014. In addition, premiums written by life/health insurance companies totaled $1.3 billion (including life insurance, annuities, accident and health insurance, deposit type funds and other considerations).

SURPLUS LINES

The surplus lines market, a group of highly specialized insurers, exists to provide coverage that is not available through licensed insurers in the standard insurance market. For the many thousands of businesses that rely on some level of surplus line protection to keep their doors open, surplus lines is an important segment of the market. The Vermont surplus lines market accounted for $47.3 million in gross premiums written in 2014, according to a survey by Business Insurance.

CLAIMS PAYMENTS

Insurance company claims payments help ensure the economic security of individuals and businesses and help sustain a number of related industries. In 2014 these payments in Vermont as measured by direct property/casualty incurred losses, were $658.0 million. Life insurance claims and benefits payouts in Vermont totaled $997.0 million in 2014, on a direct basis before reinsurance, and includes life insurance, death benefits, matured endowments, annuity benefits and other life insurance benefits. Does not include accident and health.

LEADING WRITERS

 

LEADING WRITERS OF COMMERCIAL INSURANCE IN VERMONT BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2014 (1)

 

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written ($000) Market share
1 Queen City Assurance Inc. $169,907 19.8%
2 Liberty Mutual 68,936 8.0
3 Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. 64,218 7.5
4 W. R. Berkley Corp. 63,637 7.4
5 Travelers Companies Inc. 43,849 5.1
6 Cincinnati Financial Corp. 24,451 2.8
7 American International Group (AIG) 23,854 2.8
8 AmTrust Financial Services 22,801 2.7
9 MEMIC Group 19,707 2.3
10 Hartford Financial Services 18,232 2.1

(1) Before reinsurance transactions.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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LEADING WRITERS OF HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE IN VERMONT BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2014 (1)

 

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written ($000) Market share
1 Vermont Mutual Insurance Co. $22,017 12.0%
2 Co-operative Insurance Cos 19,759 10.7
3 Liberty Mutual 19,545 10.6
4 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 13,868 7.5
5 Union Mutual Fire Insurance Co 12,677 6.9
6 Concord General Mutual Insurance Co. 11,965 6.5
7 Allstate Corp. 10,207 5.5
8 Chubb Corp. 9,130 5.0
9 Travelers Companies Inc. 8,553 4.6
10 USAA Insurance Group 8,172 4.4

(1) Before reinsurance transactions.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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LEADING WRITERS OF LIFE INSURANCE AND ANNUITY CONSIDERATIONS IN VERMONT, 2014 (1)

 

Rank Group/company Premiums and annuity considerations ($000) Market share
1 TIAA-CREF $72,254 7.7%
2 Jackson National Life Group 70,509 7.6
3 New York Life Insurance Group 66,267 7.1
4 Prudential Financial Inc. 61,137 6.6
5 Manulife Financial Corp. 49,853 5.3
6 AEGON 45,641 4.9
7 Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co. 43,256 4.6
8 MetLife Inc. 41,770 4.5
9 American International Group (AIG) 36,087 3.9
10 National Life Group 32,651 3.5

(1) Includes life Insurance, annuity consideration, deposit-type contract funds and other considerations; excludes accident and health insurance from life/health insurers. Before reinsurance transactions.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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LEADING WRITERS OF PRIVATE PASSENGER AUTO INSURANCE IN VERMONT BY DIRECT PREMIUMS WRITTEN, 2014 (1)

 

Rank Group/company Direct premiums written ($000) Market share
1 Progressive Corp. $53,730 16.1%
2 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. 44,144 13.3
3 Liberty Mutual 28,106 8.4
4 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance 26,959 8.1
5 Allstate Corp. 21,871 6.6
6 Concord General Mutual Insurance Co. 18,442 5.5
7 USAA Insurance Group 14,576 4.4
8 Hartford Financial Services 14,555 4.4
9 Nationwide Mutual Group 14,392 4.3
10 Vermont Mutual Insurance Co. 13,766 4.1

(1) Before reinsurance transactions.

Source: SNL Financial LC.

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