Insurance Handbook

Net Premiums Written, Property/Casualty And Life/Annuities

There are three main insurance sectors. Property/casualty (P/C) consists mainly of auto, home and commercial insurance. Life consists mainly of life insurance and annuity products. Most private health insurance is written by insurers whose main business is health insurance. However, life and P/C insurers also write health coverage. In 2017 P/C net premiums written rose by 4.6 percent while life net premiums written fell by 0.5 percent.

Net Premiums Written, Property/Casualty And Life/Annuity Insurance, 2010-2019

($000)

Year Property/casualty (1) Life/Annuity (2) Total
2010 $426,082,428 $560,434,300 $986,516,728
2011 441,585,290 602,255,968 1,043,841,258
2012 460,666,320 623,237,155 1,083,903,475
2013 481,604,890 560,069,272 1,041,674,162
2014 502,578,473 644,479,853 1,147,058,326
2015 520,047,073 635,549,216 1,155,596,289
2016 533,744,458 597,634,158 1,131,378,616
2017 558,157,401 594,906,580 1,153,063,981
2018 617,945,973 600,261,046 1,218,207,019
2019 637,704,669 678,687,860 1,316,392,529
Percent change,
2010-2019
49.7% 21.1% 33.4%

(1) Net premiums written before reinsurance transactions, excludes state funds, includes accident and health insurance.
(2) Includes premiums, annuity considerations (fees for annuity contracts), deposit-type funds and accident and health insurance.

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

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Property/Casualty And Life/Annuity Insurance Premiums, 2019 (1)

(US$ billions)

(1) Property/casualty: net premiums written after reinsurance transactions, excludes state funds; life/annuity: premiums, annuity considerations (fees for annuity contracts) and deposit-type funds. Both sectors include accident and health insurance.

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

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Growth In Net Premiums Written, Property/Casualty And Life/Annuity Insurance, 2010-2019

(Percent change from prior year)

(1) Net premiums written after reinsurance transactions, excludes state funds, includes accident and health insurance.
(2) Includes premiums, annuity considerations (fees for annuity contracts), deposit-type funds and accident and health insurance.

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

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Direct Premiums Written, Property/Casualty And Life/Health

Direct Premiums Written, Property/Casualty And Life/Annuity Insurance, 2010-2019

($000)

Year Property/casualty (1) Life/annuity (2) Total
2010 $484,400,894 $612,878,624 $1,097,279,518
2011 502,011,305 656,924,642 1,158,935,946
2012 523,914,193 684,846,102 1,208,760,295
2013 546,334,118 646,630,185 1,192,964,304
2014 570,782,303 662,282,225 1,233,064,528
2015 591,757,789 681,077,936 1,272,835,725
2016 613,383,327 683,352,546 1,296,735,873
2017 642,531,528 691,370,484 1,333,902,012
2018 678,281,318 733,204,093 1,411,485,410
2019 708,890,745 759,340,391 1,468,231,136
Percent change,
2010-2019
46.3% 23.9% 33.8%

(1) Direct premiums written before reinsurance transactions, excludes state funds, includes accident and health insurance.
(2) Includes premiums, annuity considerations (fees for annuity contracts), deposit-type funds and accident and health insurance.

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

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