A Firm Foundation: How Insurance Supports the Economy

The Insurance Industry’s Contribution To The Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry is a prime recipient of claims filed under auto, workers compensation and other liability insurance policies.

Workers Compensation Benefits, Coverage And Costs, 2015-2016

 

  2015 2016 Percent change,
2015-2016
Covered workers (000) 135,850 138,251 1.8%
Covered wages ($ billions) $7,198 $7,422 3.1
Workers compensation benefits paid ($ billions) 62.0 61.9 -0.2
     Medical benefits 31.2 31.1 -0.3
     Cash benefits 30.8 30.8 (1)
Employer costs for workers compensation ($ billions) 95.5 96.5 1.1

(1) Less than -0.1 percent.

Source: Workers Compensation: Benefits, Coverage, and Costs, October 2018, National Academy of Social Insurance.

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Private Passenger Auto Insurance Losses, 2009-2018 (1)

 

  Liability
  Bodily injury (2) Property damage (3)
Year Claim frequency (4) Claim severity (5), (6) Claim frequency (4) Claim severity (5), (6)
2009 0.89 $13,891 3.49 $2,869
2010 0.91 14,406 3.53 2,881
2011 0.92 14,848 3.56 2,958
2012 0.95 14,690 3.50 3,073
2013 0.95 15,441 3.55 3,231
2014 0.87 16,642 3.65 3,289
2015 0.91 16,745 3.72 3,484
2016 1.00 16,141 3.85 3,695
2017 1.10 15,270 3.97 3,661
2018 1.11 15,785 3.89 3,841
  Physical damage (7)
  Collision Comprehensive (8)
Year Claim frequency (4) Claim severity (5) Claim frequency (4), (9) Claim severity (5), (9)
2009 5.48 $2,869 2.75 $1,389
2010 5.69 2,778 2.62 1,476
2011 5.75 2,861 2.79 1,490
2012 5.57 2,950 2.62 1,585
2013 5.71 3,144 2.57 1,621
2014 5.93 3,169 2.79 1,572
2015 6.01 3,377 2.72 1,679
2016 6.12 3,446 2.76 1,749
2017 6.13 3,428 2.85 1,813
2018 6.11 3,574 3.02 1,833

(1) For all limits combined. Data are for paid claims.
(2) Excludes Massachusetts and most states with no-fault automobile insurance laws.
(3) Excludes Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey.
(4) Claim frequency is claims per 100 earned car years. A car year is equal to 365 days of insured coverage for one vehicle.
(5) Claim severity is the size of the loss.
(6) Includes loss adjustment expenses.
(7) Excludes Massachusetts, Michigan and Puerto Rico. Based on coverage with a $500 deductible.
(8) Excludes wind and water losses.
(9) Includes glass losses.

Source: ISO®, a Verisk Analytics® business.

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Incurred Losses For Accident And Health Insurance, 2013-2017 (1)

($000)

Year Incurred losses
2013 $3,964,421
2014 3,726,676
2015 3,990,585
2016 4,512,513
2017 4,649,220

(1) Losses occurring within a fixed period, whether or not adjusted or paid during the same period, before reinsurance transactions.

Source: NAIC data, sourced from S&P Global Market Intelligence, Insurance Information Institute.

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