Insurance Handbook

Net Premiums Written, Property/Casualty And Life/Health

There are three main insurance sectors. Property/casualty (P/C) consists mainly of auto, home and commercial insurance. Life/health (L/H) consists mainly of life insurance and annuity products. Most private health insurance is written by insurers whose main business is health insurance. However, L/H and P/C insurers also write this coverage. In 2016 P/C net premiums written rose by 2.6 percent while L/H net premiums written fell by 6.0 percent.

Property/Casualty And Life/Health Insurance Net Premiums Written, 2007-2016

($000)

Year Property/casualty (1) Life/health (2) Total
2007 $446,179,922 $596,111,873 $1,042,291,795
2008 440,318,983 607,250,216 1,047,569,199
2009 423,528,077 491,487,792 915,015,869
2010 425,878,773 560,494,920 986,373,693
2011 441,562,154 602,257,296 1,043,819,450
2012 460,686,182 623,238,450 1,083,924,632
2013 481,517,971 560,070,547 1,041,588,518
2014 502,842,475 644,480,928 1,147,323,403
2015 520,149,847 635,550,027 1,155,699,874
2016 533,685,406 597,650,170 1,131,335,576
Percent change,
2007-2016
19.6% 0.3% 8.5%

(1) Net premiums written after reinsurance transactions, excludes state funds.
(2) Premiums, annuity considerations (fees for annuity contracts) and deposit-type funds for life/health insurance companies.

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

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Property/Casualty And Life/Health Insurance Premiums, 2016 (1)

($ billions)

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

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/Health Insurance, 2007-2016

(Percent change from prior year)

(1) Net premiums written after reinsurance transactions, excludes state funds.
(2) Premiums and annuity considerations (fees for annuity contracts) for life/health insurance companies.

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

Property/Casualty And Life/Health Insurance Direct Premiums Written, 2007-2016

($000)

Year Property/casualty (1) Life/health (2) Total
2007 $510,938,831 $645,611,925 $1,156,550,755
2008 498,690,753 661,930,391 1,160,621,144
2009 483,081,379 608,132,912 1,091,214,291
2010 484,404,467 612,939,920 1,097,344,387
2011 502,005,179 656,925,970 1,158,931,148
2012 523,881,547 684,847,397 1,208,728,944
2013 546,250,329 646,631,460 1,192,881,789
2014 570,782,893 662,283,299 1,233,066,193
2015 591,757,789 681,078,747 1,272,836,536
2016 613,422,311 683,369,233 1,296,791,544
Percent change,
2007-2016
20.1% 5.8% 12.1%

(1) Direct premiums written before reinsurance transactions, excludes state funds.
(2) Premiums, annuity considerations (fees for annuity contracts) and deposit-type funds for life/health insurance companies.

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

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