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2021 Excess Casualty Market Remains Firm

2021 Excess Casualty Market Remains Firm

Following a soft market cycle characterized by marked underpricing, an excess casualty market that was hardening at the start of 2021 is now firm. Underwriters continue to look for rate increases and cut capacity as large claims climb the tower.

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Understanding & Navigating 2021’s Hard Healthcare Market

Understanding & Navigating 2021’s Hard Healthcare Market

While the COVID-19 pandemic offered new challenges, the healthcare market was already primed to be tough in 2021. After more than 10 years of a soft market and deteriorating results, it started to turn in the latter half of 2019. Launching into the new year, significant rate and retention increases, lower limits, and more policy movement toward claims made, was expected. However, the coronavirus amplified all of these issues, and while market adjustments were sorely needed, it remains unclear how long it will take to bring the business back to profitability.

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Rough Road Ahead in Excess Casualty

Rough Road Ahead in Excess Casualty

The excess casualty market faces a rough road ahead. After a difficult 2020, the market is likely to remain hard at least through 2021 and possibly into the following year. Carriers continue to reduce limits and increase premiums as they grapple with the aftereffects of underpricing in the soft market. Much of the hardening is being driven by losses in auto, and also where social inflation is leading to more so-called ‘nuclear’ verdicts. Along with auto fleets, construction, real estate, habitational and hotels stand among the more difficult markets.

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Pandemic Accelerating D&O Market Changes

Pandemic Accelerating D&O Market Changes

As a coverage line, directors and officers liability was already hardening before the coronavirus pandemic emerged in 2020. COVID-19 has accelerated tightening in the D&O marketplace, which has become much more challenging for both public companies as well as private organizations.

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2021 Excess Casualty Market Remains Firm
2021 Excess Casualty Market Remains Firm
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Excess & Umbrella REDY® Index June 2021
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Cyber REDY® Index June 2021
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Private D&O REDY® Index June 2021
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