The Connected Business of Insurance
May 09, 2019
IVANS Index is a data-driven report of current conditions and trends for premium renewal rate change of the most placed commercial lines of business in the insurance industry. Data collected in the IVANS Index enables insurers to determine competitive rates and the most profitable lines of business for investment. To learn more about IVANS Index, read IVANS Index: Industry Insights to Help You Run Your Business Better.
Premium Renewal Rate Experiences Changes Across All Major Commercial Lines of Business
Month over month, the results showed varied change in premium renewal rates. Specifically, General Liability, Umbrella and Workers’ Compensation experienced an uptick, and Commercial Auto, BOP and Commercial Property experienced a downward turn.
Key findings from the April 2019 results include:
- Commercial Auto: 4.33%, down from 4.42% the month prior.
- BOP: 4.12%, down from 4.39% in March.
- General Liability: 2.18%, up from 2.05% last month.
- Commercial Property: 3.69%, down from 4.40% at the end of March.
- Umbrella: 2.59%, up from 2.39% in March.
- Workers’ Compensation: -3.77%, up from -4.43% the month prior.
The latest IVANS Index results show a continued trend of increases in most commercial lines with the exception of Workers’ Compensation. Our data-driven approach to the IVANS Index helps identify the most profitable lines of business for insurers to invest and guide pricing strategies.
Analyzing more than 120 million data transactions, the IVANS Index premium renewal rate change measures the premium difference year over year for a single consistent policy. Inclusive of more than 32,000 agencies and 400 insurers and MGAs, the IVANS Index is reflective of the premium rate change trends being experienced by all agencies and insurers across the U.S. insurance market.
For further insights into premium renewal rate change across the industry, download the Q1 2019 IVANS Index report now >
Brian Wood, Vice President of Data Products Group for IVANS, develops innovative and data-driven applications, tools and services for the insurance industry. Prior to this position, he co-founded EvoSure, which was acquired by Applied in Sept 2015. Brian spent 10 years with Marsh & McLennan as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Analysis where he developed global insurance distribution platforms. Brian began his career in insurance building the first company to bind insurance online, insuranceOrder.com (a Trilogy company) which was acquired by Marsh & McLennan in 2001.