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Marketplace Realities 2015 – Spring Update

commercial rate predictions 2015

The trend remains positive for insurance buyers, as softening conditions accelerate in 2015. Line-by-line details are available in our spring update to Marketplace Realities 2015,the long-running series featuring insights from Willis North America experts. But here’s an overview of where … Continue reading →

Why is Today’s Energy Underwriting Landscape so Bleak?

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Many of the factors that make up today’s bleak underwriting landscape for energy insurers are interrelated and can be summarised as follows.  Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities: Political Risk

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In this update to our Marketplace Realities, political risk edition, our price prediction for political risk is flat to +2%. There are several locales in which political risks are significant. Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities: Edge of a Cliff?

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It’s long been common wisdom in the insurance business that whatever we say about rates should come with an asterisk. The asterisk refers to a note that says something along the lines of, “Of course, in the event of a … Continue reading →

Rate Reductions of Up to 30% in Construction, Property & Casualty

Willis CPC: Property Rating Trends, 2014 Q1-2

Following an unconventional 1st January treaty renewal season, the big question on the lips of corporate buyers and their advisers is how much of this reinsurance cost reduction will insurers pass on to them? Continue reading →

U.S. Casualty Market Trends: Q1 2014

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Our auto and general liability rate trends for Q1 are bringing us back to the ‘90s—at least for those who remember the TV show Twin Peaks. We’re seeing twin peaks in our statistical analysis graphs, meaning there are two distinct … Continue reading →

Auto Liability Market Trends: Q1 2014

Auto Liability Market Trends: Q1 2014

Primary auto rate increases are averaging +2.7% countrywide, which continues a downward trend from +3.3% last quarter and +3.9% for the previous quarter and +4.4% a year ago. Continue reading →

Workers’ Compensation Market Trends: Q1 2014

Workers Compensation: Large Account

The average reported rate increase for Workers’ Compensation is approximately +5.0% on a countrywide basis, down about 2.5% compared with the average rate increase of 7.5% from our March 2013 report. Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities: Predictions for the Season Ahead

Willis commercial rate predictions: 2014

Our new line-by-line price predictions for the insurance industry in North America coincide with the start of the baseball season, and along with baseball fans everywhere, we’re full of hope – in this case, that the marketplace will continue to … Continue reading →

Warranty & Indemnity (W&I) Market Update

W&I Market Update

Based on our growth and from conversations with the market we anticipate that the market generally has seen an increase in the region of 20%-25% in the number of policies placed (compared to 2012) and on a global basis you … Continue reading →