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RAA Reports Reduced US Reinsurer Operating Results Year over Year

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May 24, 2019

The latest Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) survey reveals that a group of 17 US property and casualty (P&C) reinsurers wrote $13.7 billion of net premiums during the 3 months that ended March 31, 2019, compared to $15.4 billion for the same period in 2018. The combined ratio for the group was 94.9 percent, a deterioration from 93.0 percent for the same period in 2018. The combined ratio is attributable to a 70.8 percent loss ratio and an expense ratio of 24.1 percent. Policyholders' surplus was $171.8 billion, compared to $160.1 billion at the end of 2018.

According to the RAA website, the RAA Reinsurance Underwriting Report presents the cumulative quarterly underwriting and operating results of major US P&C reinsurers and includes premiums, losses, underwriting and expense ratios, and other financial results, including the following interactive report sections.

  • Quarterly underwriting report

  • Profitability scatter graph

  • Change in net written premium heat map

  • Underwriting ratio analysis graph

  • Gross written premium compared to net written premium graph

  • Combined ratio ranking graph

  • Premium report

  • Underwriting report

  • Income report

Visit the RAA's website to view the 3-month underwriting reports for 2019 and 2018 at the Quarterly Underwriting and Operating Report. Each section of the report may be downloaded as a PDF file and printed.

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