Inflation watch - November 2017

By Steven Weisbart, Chief Economist

 

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Inflation watch - October 2017

By Steven Weisbart, Chief Economist

 

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Inflation watch - September 2017

By Steven Weisbart, Chief Economist
 

 

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Trends, Challenges & Opportunities in the P/C Insurance In Industry 2017 and Beyond

Robert P. Hartwig, Ph.D., CPCU, Special Consultant to the I.I.I. presented to J.D. Power Insurance Advisory Board in Chicago, IL on June 29, 2017.

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2017 - Commentary on first half financial results

Highlights

From an underwriting profitability perspective, 2017 will likely turn out to be a tough year. The first half of 2017 produced a $4.5 billion underwriting loss. Although some of this is attributable to 2017:Q1 results, the second quarter of 2017 also produced an underwriting loss. And thanks mainly to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the third quarter will likely deliver a third straight quarter of underwriting losses, making it especially hard to end the year with an underwriting profit.

Accelerating change

Sean Kevelighan, CEO of the Insurance Information Institute, gave this presentation at the 2017 Risk Managment Council in Charleston, SC on September 28, 2017.

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Inflation watch - August 2017

By Steven Weisbart, Chief Economist

 

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Insurance: Leading through disruption

This presentation, given by Insurance Information Institute CEO Sean Kevelighan, Chief Economist Steven Weisbart and Chief Actuary Jim Lynch, to the U.S. Department of the Treasury Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI), discusses the unique and strong position the insurance industry plays as a leader in the U.S. economy.

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Inflation watch - July 2017

Price increases relating to auto insurance property claims have been quite moderate recently. Prices for motor vehicle parts and equipment, which affect not only comprehensive and collision claims, but property damage liability as well, rose by 0.5 percent in July 2017 vs. July 2016.

 

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2017 - Commentary on first quarter financial results

For the property/casualty (P/C) insurance industry in the first quarter of 2017, the financial weather report (compared with 2016:Q1 and 2015:Q1) was cloudy with occasional bright spots. The clouds: higher CAT claims leading to a deteriorating combined ratio; and continued drop-off in investment yield resulting in a profit slump. The bright spots: stronger net written premium growth; and continued growth in policyholder’s surplus.

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