Insurance company results drop at Berkshire Hathaway in Q1

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The property and casualty business is sliding when compared to last year’s figures. In the first quarter of this year, the primary property and casualty Berkshire Hathaway insurance company operations have managed to record gains in the double digits for their pre-tax earnings, but this isn’t all good news. The reinsurance results have led to an operating earnings drop of 6.6 percent overall for the conglomerate. When Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group’s first quarter figures are compared to the earnings from the first quarter of 2013, the situation looks even worse.…

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Property and casualty insurance industry will continue holding strong

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Moody’s has released its global predictions and has suggested that P&C will remain stable. Moody’s Investors Service Inc. has now released its predictions regarding the global property and casualty insurance industry, and they have designated its future as being “stable” for the next while. This data was first released at the end of last week as Moody’s provided its industry forecasts. Moody’s put out its “2014 Outlook – Global P&C Insurance” report and, within it, the firm showed that property and casualty insurance premiums will be continuing their growth within…

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Property and casualty insurance rates increased by 5 percent last month

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According to MarketScout data, the prices rose in April for policyholders of commercial products. According to a report from MarketScout, the rates for commercial property and casualty insurance rose by an average of 5 percent in April 2013, when compared to the rates that were being charged a year before. It was workers compensation and commercial property that saw the largest increases over a year. The commercial property and casualty insurance and workers compensation saw a combined average rate increase of 6 percent. Surety and employment liability coverage each increased…

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Insurance industry isn’t ready for what climate change has in store

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The damaging severe weather is becoming more frequent and more expensive in the U.S. Last year in the United States, there were 11 extreme weather events that struck various parts of the country each leaving a minimum of $1 billion worth of damages behind, as well as thousands upon thousands of claims to the insurance industry. Superstorm Sandy, alone, left behind economic losses of $50 billion, not to mention the loss of human life. That storm also brought with it a cost tens of billions to the insurance industry, particularly…

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Property and casualty insurance industry in the U.S. sees massive income increase

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The net income for this sector has doubled when compared to the same period the year before. A report on the property and casualty insurance industry has indicated that compared to 2011, when the first nine months brought in a net income of $12.3 billion, the first nine months of 2012 saw well over double that amount at $31.2 billion. Though this does not include Hurricane Sandy data, the report believes that will have “only a modest impact”. The report was created by A.M. Best, and was entitled “U.S. P/C…

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Study shows North American property and casualty insurance rates continue to rise

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A study performed by the global insurance broker, Willis Group Holdings, has reported that there have continued to be gradual increases to property and casualty insurance rates as a result of the many catastrophes that have already occurred this year. The broker’s 2012 Marketplace Realities report spring update was just released and it will provide guidance for thousands of consumers who are looking to buy or renew their coverage in North America. It will also be an important focus in Philadelphia for the Risk & Insurance Management Society’s Annual Conference…

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Farmers to raise homeowners insurance rates in Louisiana

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Farmers Insurance Exchange, a reciprocal insurance branch of the Farmers Insurance Group, is looking to raise homeowner’s insurance rates in Louisiana. The insurer has approached state regulators seeking approval for rate increases that would affect thousands of residents throughout the country. The Louisiana Department of Insurance is currently investigating the rate proposal. Regulators have not yet issued a preliminary report on whether the rate proposal seems excessive or not. The state is currently determining how the potential rate increase will affect consumers and the overall economy of Louisiana. The insurer…

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