Insurance market rate trends, challenges and solutions.
Since 2019, the commercial insurance sector has been grappling with a hard marketplace – one that is particularly less friendly to insurance buyers. After all, the increased frequency and severity of claims, growing social inflation issues, lasting complications created by the COVID-19 pandemic, evolving cyberthreats and worsening natural disasters have fundamentally reshaped the insurance market.
As a result, hardened market conditions have pressed on for multiple years, prompting limited capacity, stricter underwriting standards and rising premiums across many lines of commercial coverage. 2022 marked the third year of the pandemic, which has remained a driving factor in various workplace adjustments and associated operational difficulties. Additionally, 2022 saw an acceleration of ongoing supply chain disruptions and labor shortages for businesses of all sizes and sectors. Altogether, these factors will likely to continue to fuel an increase in claims and related cost, posing persistent coverage concerns.
In any case, it’s essential for businesses to take a proactive approach to bolster their risk management efforts and secure adequate coverage during this time. Especially amid an evolving risk environment, business should focus on addressing the factors they can control. In order for business owners like you to successfully navigate the constantly evolving commercial insurance market, it’s important to consult insurance professionals who understand your business, help you plan for unique risks and advocate on your behalf. You need insurance professionals who can tell your story to insurance carriers in a way that will best position your business come renewal time, and who fully comprehend your industry and how to provide targeted loss control solutions.
Remember, in these challenging times, United Security Agency is here to provide the insurance guidance and expertise your business needs.
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