AMERISAFE, based in Deridder, recently announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. According to the carrier’s press release, voluntary premiums written declined 2.8 percent in the quarter but rose 4.7 percent for the year end 2014 compared to the same periods in 2013. Payroll audits and related premium adjustments for policies written in previous periods increased premiums $4.5 million in the fourth quarter and $16.8 million in the year ended December 31, 2014. In 2013, these premium adjustments increased premiums $3.2 million in the fourth quarter and $13.6 million for the full year. The current accident year loss ratio for the fourth quarter was 71.5 percent.
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