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Many commercial premium renewal rates lower in January

Posted On: Feb. 10, 2022 12:37 PM CST


Many lines of commercial insurance, including business owners policy and general liability, experienced month-over-month decreases in average premium renewal rates in January, Ivans Insurance Services, a division of Tampa, Florida-based Applied Systems Inc., said in a report Thursday.

However, year over year, nearly all lines of business, except workers compensation, saw an increase in average premium renewal rate, according to Ivans.

Premium renewal rates decreased in January for commercial auto, business owners policy, general liability and workers compensation, but commercial property and umbrella saw higher rates than in December, Ivans said.

Commercial property renewal rates increased 6.17% in January, up from 6.14% the prior month. Umbrella rates rose 5.58%, up from 5.40% in December, according to Ivans.

Commercial auto rates rose 4.13% in January, down from 4.55% in December, while business owners policy rates rose 5.28%, compared with 5.77% the prior month.

General liability premium renewal rates were up 4.23% in January, down from 4.78% in December. Workers compensation rates declined by 1.26%, compared with a decline of 1.16% the prior month.

Most lines of business ended 2021 with their highest average premium renewal rates, Ivans said in an earlier report.