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Insurers Survive 2023: Q4 2023 Personal Lines Composite Rate Up 4.75%

Large Rate Increases Continue for Cat-Exposed Homes

Insurance companies made it through 2023 better than expected. The composite rate increase for personal lines insurance across the US was plus 4.75% for the fourth quarter and plus 4.61% when examining the entire 2023 year.

“We continue to see the largest composite rate increases in homes over $1,000,000 in coverage A value, most likely because this includes all of the large homes in catastrophe exposed locations,” noted Richard Kerr, CEO of Novatae Risk Group. “While the composite rate for large homes was 5.9% for 2023, some homeowners in tough areas or with prior losses are experiencing rate increases as high as 50%.”

Homes under $1,000,000 in coverage A value averaged a rate increase of 4.32% for 2023. Auto insurance came in at 5% and personal articles 3%.

The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research conducted pricing surveys used in MarketScout's analysis of market conditions. These surveys help to further corroborate MarketScout's actual findings, mathematically driven by new and renewal placements across the United States.

A summary of the fourth quarter 2023 personal lines rates is set forth below

Personal Lines
Homeowners under $1,000,000 valueUp 4.3%
Homeowners over $1,000,000 valueUp 6.7%
AutomobileUp 5%
Personal ArticlesUp 3%

About MarketScout

Founded in 2000, MarketScout is an insurance distribution and underwriting company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company is a Lloyd’s Coverholder and MGA for US insurers with specialty expertise in workers’ compensation, private client solutions, energy, healthcare, fine art, equine, jewelry, professional liability, and many specialty programs. The company owns and operates the MarketScout Exchange, as well as over forty other online and traditional underwriting and distribution venues. MarketScout is the founder of the Council for Insuring Private Clients (CIPC) and administers the Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) designation in partnership with The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. MarketScout is the only insurance organization to receive The National Alliance’s exclusive partnership and endorsement. The company founded the Entrepreneurial Insurance Alliance (EIA) in 2007 to support insurance entrepreneurs and in 2017 founded the MarketScout InsurTech (MIT) venture fund. In January 2018, it launched an Incubator to accelerate start-up MGAs and assume operational functions for existing MGAs and insurers. MarketScout’s company culture and sense of community encourages growth, learning and collaboration. The company has been named as one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance for ten consecutive years. In November 2022, MarketScout joined Novatae Risk Group and Richard Kerr was named the combined companies’ CEO. California license #0D60423.