MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE, 2002-2011

($000)

Year Net premiums written (1) Annual percent change Combined ratio (2) Annual point change (3)
2002 $7,366,524 19.0% 141.9 -11.6 pts.
2003 8,729,912 18.5 138.7 -3.3
2004 9,124,240 4.5 109.9 -28.8
2005 9,982,568 9.4 100.3 -9.5
2006 10,395,927 4.1 90.8 -9.6
2007 9,953,517 -4.3 84.9 -5.9
2008 9,521,116 -4.3 79.3 -5.6
2009 9,206,649 -3.3 85.5 6.3
2010 9,095,726 -1.2 88.9 3.4
2011 8,854,332 -2.7 87.9 -1.0

(1) After reinsurance transactions, excluding state funds.
(2) After dividends to policyholders. A drop in the combined ratio represents an improvement; an increase represents a deterioration.
(3) Calculated from unrounded data.

Source: SNL Financial LC.