Insurance Companies and Carriers
SIC 6300 | NAICS 524100
The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for
statistics, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.
the following sections listed below to view available resources by category:
industry analysis, trends, statistics, and
statements and financial ratios;
compensation and salary surveys;
and business valuation resources.
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts,
with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships
that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
- Market size, product segments, and major markets
- Key industry trends, statistics, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
Sample report and selected data including market size based on revenue, five-year average growth rate, number
of businesses, and total employment are available free online.
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
American Council of Life Insurers
Life Insurers Fact Book
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.
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
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.
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.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Industry Financial Ratios
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 including:
- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
Sample reports are available free online.
Best's Aggregates & Averages - Life/Health / Property/Casualty
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 and Salary 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
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
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