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What’s Happening and What Lies Ahead for P/C Insurance Pricing: Moody’s

October 30, 2018

The current pricing environment for property/casualty insurers is “modestly positive,” with commercial and personal auto rates rising by mid-to-high single digits, homeowners and commercial property rates rising by low-to-mid-single digits, and commercial casualty rates showing smaller changes, according to a Moody’s Investors Service rate change and trend survey of insurers it rates.

“Through 2019, we expect rate increases to exceed loss cost trends in auto lines, to roughly match loss cost trends in property lines and to lag slightly behind loss cost trends in commercial casualty lines,” Moody’s analysts say in the survey report.

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