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How cost structures and distribution channels impact profitAs customers use Internet-based aggregators to purchase insurance policies, insurers use online sales to interact directly with customers and reduce costs.
Making sense of an insurer’s liabilitiesPolicyholder liabilities, or policyholder reserves, represent the future claims that may arise for the pool of policies the insurer writes.
How Analysts Are Rating ChubbChubb (CB) is tracked by 18 analysts in February 2018. One analyst has recommended a “sell” for the stock, and one has recommended a “hold.”
The Top Dividend-Growing Financial Sector StocksMercury General (MCY) has consistently recorded revenue growth since fiscal 2011, except for a minor decline in fiscal 2015
A Closer Look at the Costliest CatastrophesHurricanes Sandy, Ike, and Andrew remain near the top of the list of the costliest catastrophes in terms of insured losses.
Making Sense of Economic and Insured LossesInsured losses are the ones that impact the profitability of insurance companies.
How Catastrophes Impact a P&C Insurer’s Combined RatioThe percentage points for catastrophe losses in the combined ratio have increased in recent years.
How Underwriting Cycles Impact the Top Line and the Bottom LineThe underwriting cycle moves between hard and soft market conditions, which have different sets of characteristics that determine the profitability of the insurance industry.
Company & Industry Overviews
MetLife is a key player in the US group insurance businessMetLife is the market leader in the Large market with ~30% of the market share, while its market share is slightly above 5% in the Middle market.