Property and Casualty Insurance Market Survey Q1 2021

Property and Casualty Insurance Market Survey Q1 2021


The property and casualty insurance market continued to harden into Q1 2021, according to results from The Council’s quarterly Commercial Property/Casualty Market Index. Respondents reported increases for all account sizes and all commercial lines, including workers compensation. 

The following are key takeaways from The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers’ Commercial Property/Casualty Market Report Q1 2021 (January 1 – March 31):

  • Q1 2021 was the 14th consecutive quarter of increased premiums, with respondents reporting an average increase of 10% across all-sized accounts. As with previous quarters, premiums increased the most for large accounts, at 12.9%, followed by medium accounts at 10.9% and small accounts at 6.3%.
  • Premiums increased for all lines of business, including Workers’ Compensation, for the 4th consecutive quarter. Highest among them was again Umbrella, with an average premium increase of 19.7%, followed, notably, by Cyber at 18%.
  • Underwriting tightened significantly for troubled lines like Cyber and Umbrella. Additionally, capacity contracted for both of those lines, with nearly 80% of respondents reporting a decrease in capacity for Umbrella, and 73% reporting the same for Cyber.
  • Respondents indicated that the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact was still being felt in Q1 2021. Most respondents said the pandemic impacted pricing, availability of coverage, renewals and underwriting trends.

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