Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance in the US: Market Research Report

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Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance Market Research Report | NAICS 52412 | Mar 2015

Balance sheet: Rebounding premiums and interest rates will improve industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, revenue growth for the Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance industry has been stifled by a soft-pricing cycle, historically low interest rates and volatile equity markets. These lingering effects of the subprime mortgage crisis have constrained both premium and investment income for industry firms, which were forced into aggressive price competition over the period and struggled to rebuild balance sheets after catastrophic losses. Nevertheless, stable demand for insurance has allowed revenue to grow modestly since 2010. As the economy continues to recover over the next five years, a rebound in premium prices is expected to result in faster industry growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance industry has high barriers to entry. A new entrant must conform to stringent state and federal regulations to establish property and casualty (P&C) and title insurance operations. The P&C and title insurance markets are also highly competitive. Both markets are highly saturated and contain a large number of well-established brands; the title insurance market is especially heavily concentrated, with the top four firms accounting for an estimated 91.9% of the market's revenue. The industry is also highly complex, as some of the nation's largest state markets are also the riskiest with regards to losses (e.g. Florida and California)... purchase to read more


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What is the Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance Industry?

Operators in this industry are primarily engaged in underwriting insurance policies that protect individuals, businesses and agencies against losses that occur as a result of property damage, liability or other risks. Industry participants also protect real estate owners or creditors against losses sustained as a result of any title defect to real property. This industry does not include insurance coverage for life, disability, accidental death, dismemberment or health risks.

Industry Products
Private passenger autoCommercial autoHomeowners multiple perilOther liabilityWorkers compensationCommercial multiple perilFire
Industry Activities
Directly underwriting automobile insuranceDirectly underwriting homeowners' insuranceDirectly underwriting title insuranceDirectly underwriting workers' compensation insuranceDirectly underwriting medical malpractice insuranceReinsuring policies from other insurance companies

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