P&C Rates Continue Upward Trend

 Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 Risk Management Monitor

The U.S. property and casualty industry continues to show rate increases, with a first quarter composite rate of plus 2%, according to MarketScout. The increase is in all lines except workers compensation, which had a rate decrease of 2%. The trend follows a 2% increase in the fourth quarter of 2017. By coverage classification, business interruption, inland marine and professional lines all raised rates 1% higher than in the last quarter of 2017. Only EPLI rates moderated. By account size, rates for medium accounts ($25,001 to $250,000 premium) increased from plus 2% in the final quarter of 2017 to plus 3% in the first quarter of 2018.
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