P/C Research

The following Best’s Special Reports and Best’s Briefings present in-depth analyses of the Property/Casualty insurance market. Best's Special Reports provide a comprehensive examination of the market, events and trends from A.M. Best's unique perspective, while Best's Briefings feature similar analysis in a more concise format.


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Market Segment Report: Multiple Threats Flank the Florida Property Insurance Market: The market is facing a number of challenges: hurricanes, social inflation, reinsurance spikes ... and now a pandemic.
Date: July 6, 2020    
Market Segment Report: US Commercial Auto Writers: Profitability Remains Elusive: The segment continues to face numerous challenges, although the pandemic may give it some much-needed breathing room with regard to frequency and severity.
Date: June 30, 2020    
Special Report: Performance Bonds—Demand Spotlights Different Approaches: AM Best believes the behavioural consequences of different performance bond models merit serious consideration by policy-makers.
Date: June 25, 2020    
2020 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Total Auto – Industry’s Direct Premiums Written Increased 4.0%: This Best’s Rankings presents the top 100 U.S. total auto writers as ranked by 2019 direct premiums.
Date: June 22, 2020    
2020 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Property/Casualty - 2019 Direct Premiums Written by Line Direct Premiums Written Increased 4.7%: This Best’s Rankings presents U.S. property/casualty 2019 direct premiums written by line.
Date: June 22, 2020    
2020 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Workers’ Compensation – Industry’s Direct Premiums Written Decreased 3.1%: This Best’s Ranking presents the top 100 U.S. workers’ compensation writers as ranked by 2019 direct premiums.
Date: June 22, 2020    
2020 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Commercial Multi Peril – Industry’s Direct Premiums Written Increased 5.2%: This Best’s Ranking presents the top 100 U.S. commercial multiple peril writers as ranked by 2019 direct premiums written.
Date: June 22, 2020    
2020 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Homeowners Multi Peril – Industry’s Direct Premiums Written Increased 5.4%: This Best’s Rankings presents the top 100 U.S. homeowners multiple peril writers as ranked by 2019 direct premiums written.
Date: June 22, 2020    
2020 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Medical Professional Liability – Industry’s Direct Premiums Written Increased 4.1%: This Best’s Ranking presents the top 100 U.S. medical professional liability writers as ranked by 2019 direct premiums.
Date: June 22, 2020    
Commentary: COVID-19: Expansion of State Workers’ Compensation Laws Will Be Credit Negative for Insurers: The workers’ compensation segment, already under pressure, could see additional significant losses.
Date: June 18, 2020    
Special Report: Best’s Impairment Rate and Rating Transition Study – 1977 to 2019: Seven companies became impaired in 2019.
Date: June 15, 2020    
Special Report: US P/C Industry Snapshot: Performance Improved in 2019; Some Lines Still Challenged: The industry's underwriting performance improved markedly in 2019, with underwriting income rising almost 400%.
Date: June 11, 2020    
Market Segment Report: Accelerating Trends, Unprecedented Turmoil Could Lead to Seismic Change for D&O Industry: COVID-19 may add even more challenges for D&O insurers.
Date: June 10, 2020    
Market Segment Report: Market Segment Outlook: Vietnam Non-life: Our outlook is Stable, given favourable economic fundamentals and externalities, and insurers' robust capital positions.
Date: June 10, 2020    
2020 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Property/Casualty – Industry’s Net Premiums Written Increased 3.2%: This Best’s Ranking presents the top 200 U.S. property and casualty writers as ranked by 2019 net premiums written.
Date: June 8, 2020    
2020 Best’s Rankings: U.S. Property/Casualty – 3-Month 2020 Financial Results: This Best’s Ranking presents the top 25 U.S. property and casualty writers as ranked by 3-month 2020 net premiums written as of March 31, 2020.
Date: June 8, 2020    
Market Segment Report: COVID-19 Throws Spotlight on London Market Modernisation : The COVID-19 pandemic might even accelerate some long-awaited changes to the way London Market business is transacted.
Date: June 2, 2020    
Commentary: COVID-19 Impact on Health Insurance Companies Smaller Than Expected: COVID-19 side effects: delayed surgeries and routine care; lower utilization for insurers.
Date: May 27, 2020    
Special Report: First Look: 3-Month 2020 Property/Casualty Financial Results: The impact of COVID-19 was limited in the first quarter reporting period.
Date: May 26, 2020    
Special Report: Mortgage Reinsurance and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Reinsurers brace for pandemic-fueled spate of mortgage losses.
Date: May 21, 2020    
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