In research news:

The U.S. commercial lines insurance market segment reported its fourth consecutive underwriting profit in 2016, but the combined ratio deteriorated by 4 percentage points to 99 percent according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. Workers’ compensation was one bright spot. The report found that combined ratios of about 95 percent in 2015 and 2016, citing employment growth and macroeconomic improvement as key contributors.

Read more via WorkCompWire here.

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