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Emission loss forecast for 2022: Institute’s forum



NEW YORK — The insurance industry is expected to shift to an underwriting loss in 2022 after four years of narrow underwriting profits, as trends in personal insurance, particularly in auto and homeowners, weigh against comparatively better performance in the commercial market, according to a panel speaking Thursday in New York at the Insurance Information Institute’s Industry-wide forums.

Inflation has led to a general doubling of replacement costs for sectors such as vehicles and housing, with material and labor shortages and supply chain delays all factoring into the equation, according to Michel Léonard, chief economist and data scientist, director of economics and analysis, for the institute.

The resulting increase in insurance loss trends will swing the industry to an underwriting loss with an estimated total cost of around 1

05% by 2022, after hovering around 99% and thus reflecting a small underwriting profit from 2018 to 2021, according to Dale Porfilio, director of underwriting for the institute .

The industry’s total expense ratio is then expected to improve through the end of the forecast period in 2024. “We expect improvements through 2023 and 2034 to return to 100%,” Porfilio said.

– Overall, commercial lines are relatively better than personal lines. That was the case in 2021 and we expect it to be the case in 2022 and through our 2024 forecast period,” said Jason Kurtz, principal and consulting actuary for actuarial consultancy Milliman Inc.

There are more “bright spots” in the commercial liners sector, Kurtz said, pointing to workers’ compensation, “which now in 2022 is approaching eight years of issuance gains.”

Commercial real estate markets are facing material shortages in things like steel, glass and copper, according to Leonard, and labor challenges have added low to mid-double-digit percentage time increases for some tasks.

Still, the net expense ratio for commercial real estate markets is expected to be about 99.1% in 2022, Kurtz said, showing a small underwriting gain despite losses linked to Hurricane Ian. The forecast for 2023 is around 94% and 2024 92%, with a caveat about the unknown nature of events like Ian.

Commercial car lines are expected to see a small emissions gain with a combined ratio of about 99% in 2021, but will give up ground in 2023 with a forecast ratio of 102% and in 2024 at 101%, according to Mr. Kurtz.

Paul Lavelle, Director of US National Accounts for Zurich North America, who introduced the panel, said that rapid inflation, debt crises and cost of living have replaced technology and climate/environmental risks as the top concerns in the executive opinion poll accompanying the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report will out in January, as both Zurich and Marsh Ltd. collaborate on.


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