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July commercial property/casualty rates up 1.5%: MarketScout


Commercial property/casualty insurance rates rose an average of only 1.5% in July over those of a year earlier, Dallas-based electronic insurance exchange MarketScout reported Tuesday.

Among lines of coverage tracked by MarketScout, commercial automobile and businessowners policies reported the largest increases at 3%. Commercial property, general liability, umbrella/excess and professional liability coverages averaged increases of 2%, while all other lines increased by only 1%.

Transportation and contracting accounts reported the largest increases at 3%, while public entity accounts recorded the smallest at 1%.

As typically has been the case in the past, the smaller the account, the larger the increase, with the smallest accounts reporting 3% increases and the largest reporting no increase at all on average.