The Results Are In: Commercial P/C Market Survey Q1 2021
Key takeaways from The Council’s latest survey in just over 60 seconds.
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.