Average Premium Renewal Rates Up Month-to-Month Across Most Major Commercial Lines

IVANS®, a division of Applied Systems®, today announced the February results of the IVANS Index™, the insurance industry’s premium renewal rate index. Year over year, nearly all lines of business experienced an increase in average premium renewal rate, except Workers’ Compensation, which maintained its negative trend. Month over month, February saw the greatest average premium renewal rate increases in Commercial Auto and Commercial Property; Umbrella experienced the most significant downward trend form the month prior.

Source: IVANS | Published on March 5, 2020

IVANS: average premium rates are up

Premium renewal rate change by line of business for February 2020 highlights include:

  • Commercial Auto: 5.58%, up from 4.09% last month.
  • BOP:69%, up from 4.4% at the end of January.
  • General Liability:04%, up slightly from 3.02% the month prior.
  • Commercial Property:28%, up from 4.86% in January.
  • Umbrella: 89%, down from 3.08% the month prior.
  • Workers’ Compensation: -1.85%, down from -1.63% last month.

“Month over month, our data shows that average premium renewal rates continue to rise across major commercial lines, reflecting both in the data as well as the daily experiences of our agency and carrier partners,” said Brian Wood, vice president of Data Products Group, IVANS Insurance Services. “The IVANS Index continues to bring the intelligence insurers need to guide pricing strategies and for agencies to deliver more data-backed guidance to their customers regarding expected renewal rates.”

Released on a monthly basis, IVANS Index is a data-driven report of current conditions and trends for premium rate renewal change of the most placed commercial lines of business in the insurance industry. Analyzing more than 120 million data transactions, the IVANS Index premium renewal rate change measures the premium difference year over year for a single consistent policy. Inclusive of more than 32,000 agencies and 400 insurers and MGAs, the IVANS Index is reflective of the premium rate change trends being experienced by all agencies and insurers across the U.S. insurance market. IVANS Index is available to agencies and insurers as part of Market Insights at markets.ivansinsurance.com.

Download the complete Q4 IVANS Index report here.