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Insurance Industry 2018 - Commentary on year-end financial results

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.

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Other Insurance Topics Boat insurance and safety

Boats afford recreation and adventure to their owners, but they come with risks, as well. Don’t let an accident or disaster sink you—understand how to insure your prized vessel, and make sure that your coverage is shipshape.

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P/C quarterly economic snapshot: Are we headed toward a slowdown?

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. 

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I.I.I. Glossary

SINGLE PREMIUM ANNUITY- An annuity that is paid in full upon purchase.

Depreciation- The decrease in value of any property due to wear, tear, and/or time. Generally, depreciation is not an insurable loss.

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We don’t like to blow our own horn, but we had a great National Hurricane Conference in NOLA. To get in tune with hurricane prep, use our tips at https://bit.ly/2rxWG3D

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If you live in a hurricane zone, The Weather Channel's hurricane expert, Dr. Rick Knabb, says there are five things you need to do right now. #NHC2019 #NOLA #Hurricane #WeatherChannel

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“You want to think of flood insurance as part of a total package of protection.” The I.I.I.’s Lynne McChristian on flood preparedness, at National Hurricane Conference General Session in New Orleans. #NHC2019 #NOLA #Flood #Hurricane #Insurance

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I.I.I.’s Non-resident Scholar Lynne McChristian addresses in importance of flood insurance during this afternoon’s National Hurricane Conference General Session in New Orleans. #NHC2019 National Hurricane Conference

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I.I.I. Economist to Lead Silicon Valley Working Group on Extreme Weather

For immediate release New York Press Office: 212-346-5500; media@iii.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

I.I.I.: Know Your Boat’s Insurance Coverage from Stem to Stern

For immediate release New York Press Office: 212-346-5500; media@iii.org  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

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I.I.I. 2019 June Board Meeting
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2019
Location: Washington, D.C. Please email valerieg@iii.org for more information.
IICF Women in Insurance Conference
June
12
2019
Since its inception in 2013, the IICF Women in Insurance Global Conference has drawn more than 6,000 men and women. This year’s theme, Gender Equity in a Changing World – What You Do Matters!, will deliver three days of leading global experts and engaging panel discussions, along with interactive workshops and stellar networking opportunities. Location: New York, NY; Website
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