Earthquake Insurance, 2011-2020

($000)

Year Net premiums written (1) Annual percent change Combined ratio (2) Annual point change (3)
2011 $1,467,372 1.6% 55.8 14.4 pts.
2012 1,593,451 8.6 36.3 -19.5
2013 1,586,985 -0.4 30.3 -6.0
2014 1,641,847 3.5 34.0 3.7
2015 1,649,753 0.5 28.1 -5.8
2016 1,535,142 -6.9 34.4 6.2
2017 1,511,543 -1.5 42.3 8.0
2018 1,827,543 20.9 44.3 2.0
2019 1,985,751 8.7 29.0 -15.3
2020 2,386,557 20.2 38.1 9.1
(1) After reinsurance transactions, excludes state funds, such as the California Earthquake Authority, a not-for-profit, privately funded, publicly managed organization that provides coverage in California. (2) After dividends to policyholders. A drop in the combined ratio represents an improvement; an increase represents a deterioration. (3) Calculated from unrounded numbers. Source: NAIC data, sourced from S&P Global Market Intelligence, Insurance Information Institute.