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Insurance Companies and Carriers

SIC 6300 | NAICS 524100

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Financial Information and Financial Ratios

Compensation and Salary Surveys

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Life Insurance & Annuities  (view report)
Health & Medical Insurance  (view report)
Property & Casualty Insurance  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

A.M. Best
Information resources available from this organization include:

Insurance Information Centers
Online information centers provide news, data, and analysis for various segments of the industry, with content categories including life/health, property/casualty, ratings and criteria, consumer products, captive insurers, reinsurance, and title and mortgage guarantee. Selected information is available free online with registration.

Industry Research - Best’s Special Reports & Briefings
Special reports and briefings provide in-depth analysis of a wide range of topics affecting various segments of the industry, with topics covered including industry trends, financial reporting, stock performance, merger and acquisition activity, and more. Complimentary reports and briefings are available free online with registration.

First Research

Insurance Carriers
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

American Council of Life Insurers
Life Insurers Fact Book
Annual fact book publication provides information on trends and statistics for the life insurance industry, with topics covered in individual chapters including key life insurer statistics, organizational structure, employment, assets, liabilities, income, expenditures, reinsurance, life insurance, annuities, disability income and long-term care insurance, and company rankings. Current and prior publications can be downloaded and viewed online.

Insurance Information Institute
Fact Book
Annual publication provides a variety of information for the life/health and property/casualty sectors, with topics addressed in individual chapters including world markets, U.S. market, distribution channels, life/health insurer financial data, property/casualty insurer financial data, property/casualty by product line, retirement products, loss experiences, and factors affecting costs. Detailed table of contents can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Insurance Research Portal
Comprehensive reports provide in-depth analysis of various segments of the industry in the U.S. and other countries, with product segments analyzed separately in individual reports including life, pension, health, and disability; non-life/P&C; automotive/vehicle; homeowner; workers' compensation; medical malpractice; and more. Summary description of the reports and detailed table of contents are available online or by request.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Insurance Carriers  Search for "5241" to see reports for specific product lines
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

A.M. Best
Best's Aggregates & Averages - Life/Health / Property/Casualty / aggavgpc
Annual publications provide current and historical financial statistics for the life/health and property/casualty insurance industries on an aggregate basis, with financial data provided for each of these industries including income statements, balance sheets, and key financial and operating performance measures. Publications are available in print or online versions, with the latter version accessible online as Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Compensation Surveys

Property & Casualty Insurance Compensation Survey
Annual salary survey provides compensation data for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel employed by property and casualty carriers, with data provided for each job position (including current and prior year base salaries, target and actual annual cash incentives, total cash received, long-term/deferred awards, and total overall compensation) broken out by firm type (mutual vs. non-mutual), company size, and geographic region.

ERI Economic Research Institute
Insurance Salary Surveys
Annual salary surveys provide compensation data for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel by product line (e.g., all product lines combined; life and annuity; health, medical, dental, and disability; and property and casualty), with survey results for each report available on a national and regional level. Complete listing of all job positions included in each survey and sample pages for selected job positions are available free online.

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