Posts Tagged ‘workers compensation refunds’

U.S. broker industry stable with modest growth prospects: Fitch

“Prospects for revenue and earnings growth for U.S. insurance brokers in 2012 will likely match or exceed levels reported for the first nine months of 2011, Fitch said in its “2012 Outlook: U.S. Insurance Broker Industry.” I believe that based on all the 2012 Workers’ Comp premium increases, plus the fact that payrolls at this […]

AIG’s Chartis Raising Rates, Allowing Rivals To Follow

The way I see it—Brokers have been getting very nice pricing out of AIG.  For example in NY brokers have taken business from SIF many times with AIG. So if AIG feels they can raise Workers Comp’ premiums——The market is really turning. See Wall Street Journal article here:  AIG’s Chartis Raising Rates, Allowing Rivals To Follow  

Commercial Soft Market Has Ended, Says MarketScout

THE MARKET IS TURNING. After six years and eight months, the soft market cycle has finally broken,” Richard Kerr, CEO of the Dallas-based electronic insurance exchange, said in a statement. “November 2011 is the first composite rate increase since the soft market began in February 2005.” See article from Business Insurance  U.S. property/casualty composite rates […]

PCRB Calls or a 5.66% Decrease in Loss Costs

Question: HOW ARE THEY DOING BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE? Will the Loss Costs decrease really affect pricing given that in PA a broker/carrier can use schedule credits or debits? The PCRB has submitted to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department a filing of Pennsylvania loss costs, with a proposed effective date of April 1, 2012. That filing proposes […]

Workers’ Compensation System’s ‘Elephant in the Room’

When I read this  article by Insurance Journal, I see opportunity for brokers– YES  broker opportunity. The way I read it:  Employers are more and more going to be looking for value-added services that will help reduce higher workers’ comp costs. A broker can: A) Get new accounts by offering workers’ comp services to help keep losses down. […]

A CT State Fund? Rate Hikes Insufficient for Change

Check out this posting by DePaolo’s Work Comp World Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services biennial report on ranking of state’s cost of workers’ compensation to measure how one state compares to other states.  Connecticut was ranked as the sixth most expensive workers’ compensation market in the country in the 2010 Oregon biennial report, […]

2007 Reform gives private insurers a competitive disadvantage to SIF, carriers will have to part with millions much earlier then under the old system

There is  real frustration about the fact that the New York State Insurance Fund’s  assessment charges are 10.1 vs. 20.2 for private carriers! Surprise, Included in the 2007 NY workers comp reform laws was a cap on the amount of PPD benefits for claimants after March 2007 and required private insurers to deposit lump-sum PPD benefits into the state […]

RIMS Benchmark Survey: Average Renewal Premiums Are Up

YAY!!! YAY!!! YAY!!!  GO BROKERS GO… Average renewals increased 1.2 percent in general liability, 1.6 percent in property and 2.1 percent in workers’ compensation, according to results of the survey. Here is the article RIMS Benchmark Survey: Average Renewal Premiums Are Up  

NYSAC announced a partnership last week to control Rising Comp Costs

HEY Brokers, New York counties are looking for private insurance! The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) announced last week it has teamed up with PERMA, the state’s largest municipal workers’ compensation pool. This partnership is partially being formed to sent a message to Albany that since the 2007 workers comp reform was put […]