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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Business insurance premiums will rise following rate cut

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A campaign from the Reserve Bank will cause companies in Australia to pay more for coverage. One of Australia’s leading business insurance companies has revealed that it will be required to increase the premiums it charges in order to compensate for the aggressive cut in rates by the Reserve Bank, which are eating into the insurer’s investment earnings. This latest news was announced ahead of the monthly meeting of the country’s central bank. The commercial arm of the business Insurance Australia Group has stated that it doesn’t see any other…

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Commercial insurance market is on the cusp of a new growth

Jay Fishman, the chief executive of Travelers Cos. spoke at a financial services conference for Goldman Sachs, and announced that the insurer had boosted their business insurance prices in October by 5.2 percent, and in November by 5.8 percent, which are the most significant increases that have been made in a number of years. Travelers is known for painting a brighter image of prices than other insurance companies, and this latest announcement doesn’t appear to have changed that fact. However, at the same time, when the insurer said that it…

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Thailand floods could cost the global insurance industry $10 billion

Devastating floods in Thailand may have a global impact, according to insurers. Thailand is a critical point in the global supply chain, says Gary Lynch, head of supply chain risk at Marsh Risk Consulting. Widespread flooding has closed more than 14,000 businesses, including distribution centers for Sony, Canon and Nissan. The disruption in the supply chain could have far reaching consequences in the U.S., the UK and throughout Europe. Lloyd’s of London is now petitioning Thailand insurance and risk firms to assess the risk exposure they see in the nation.…

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Commercial insurance stays put but workers’ compensation is on the rise

According to the results of a newly released data report that verified the 2010 accident year’s deterioration of loss ratio, commercial insurance prices have remained pretty much the same for nine quarters in a row.  The latest Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS) by Towers Watson – the global professional services company – showed that management liability and commercial property lines have both continued to show decreases in price.   That said, following the sizeable price reductions and then the comparatively flat indications since the start of 2011, the data involving…

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