Alera Group Inc. forecasts interest rate hikes across several lines of commercial insurance in its 2021 real estate and accident emissions released on Wednesday.
The broker said that in addition to broadly higher prices, “insurers can expect to increase coverage exemptions along with higher retentions and deductibles. “In addition, renewals are likely to take longer when insurers ask more questions and need additional information.
Among the main lines, the property rate is expected to increase by 13.6% in 2021. Insurers prefer risks that are considered to have a disaster exposure that is lower than average, while those that are seen as "higher risk" should expect higher than average prices and lower limits, said Alera .
General liability is estimated to increase by 1
Coverage of the Board and executives is expected to increase. 13.2%, although prices may increase as high as 70% for some classes. Significant losses and the threat of an increasing number of lawsuits as a result of COVID-19 exacerbate an already difficult market for buyers and insurers, says Alera.
Professional liability is expected to increase by 11.7%, but this varies depending on sectors, account size and individual risks. Insurers are said to be interested in avoiding large and small organizations and focus instead on the middle market.
Commercial car is expected to increase by 14.2% as fleet prices are expected to increase between 10% and 20%, with large fleets facing larger increases, higher deductibles and lower limits.
Coverage for cyber liability is estimated to increase by 10%, but highly exposed industries should expect higher interest rates than 10%. Insurers will tighten policy formulations and be careful about how much capacity they allocate to an individual account.
Among the largest increases are umbrella and exaggeration, which are expected to increase 16.6% Industrial. Increases can vary between 10% and 150%, "depending on the insurers' perception of risk" and purchased limits. Capacity is reduced "significantly", often to $ 10 million, and with much higher connection points.
In addition, infectious and infectious disease exemptions will be added to many new and innovative surplus and umbrella agreements, the report says.
The broker predicted a challenging year for insurance buyers in 2021.
“The 2021 insurance marketplace promises to be a demanding one for insurance buyers. Few insurance programs will be renewed as they are. Most organizations will pay more for insurance. Some will find it difficult to get the conditions and desired limits, says Alera in the report.