State Fund Remains California’s Largest Workers’ Comp Carrier

The 2020 California workers’ comp market share totals are in, and the State Compensation Insurance Fund remains the largest writer of workers’ comp coverage. However, there is a new member among the top 10 largest workers’ comp carriers. The new member is Arizona’s CopperPoint Group. Copperpoint bucked the general trend of lower workers’ comp writings … Read More »

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Berkshire Still Largest Workers’ Comp Group, But Only By A Hair

The Berkshire Hathaway Group continues to make history by claiming for the second year in a row the title of largest writer of workers’ compensation coverage in California. The group replaced the State Compensation Insurance Fund as the largest carrier in 2017, but State Fund all but erased the difference last year (see the Top … Read More »

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NAIC Top 25 Movers & Shakers

UPDATE: After Workers’ Comp Executive’s deadline the National Association of Insurance Commissioners updated its Top 25 list with new workers’ comp premium totals. The new data includes an additional $1 billion in premium for the AmTrust companies, which moves the group back into the Top 5 at number 4 (see updated chart). An AmTrust official … Read More »

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NAIC Top 25 Report Details Industry Moves

The top ten workers’ compensation carriers in the nation remained the same in 2015, although several changed their ranking. American International Group and Liberty Mutual have pulled back from the workers’ comp market. The annual report from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, however, is missing a key development from the past year that will … Read More »

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California’s Excess Workers’ Comp Market Expanded In 2014

California’s excess workers’ comp market grew 6.5% last year to top $216 million in written premium (see chart right).  It’s an increase that insiders say is driven primarily by expanding payrolls rather than increasing premium rates. The number of carriers actively writing in the excess market also increased to 18.   State Compensation Insurance Fund, which is … Read More »

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Market Share Report: Strong Growth For Certain Carriers

The ten carriers at the top of California’s work comp industry were unchanged between 2013 and 2014.  Within that top ten there were some very aggressive plays for market share including one carrier that boosted its written premiums by nearly 60%.  Many of the others either held pat or actually trimmed their writings as the … Read More »

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AmTrust, State Fund, ICW’s Parent Climb In NAIC Report

The deck chairs at the top of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) annual workers’ comp market share report were manned by the same companies as in 2012, but the Travelers Group leapfrogged Liberty Mutual to take the top seat. Hartford, American International Group and Zurich Insurance Group rounded out the top 5 in … Read More »

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Higher Rates, Exposure Drive Up Workers’ Comp Premium Totals To Pre-Recession Levels

California’s workers’ comp market returned to its pre-recession levels in 2012 as mostly higher pure premium rates and some expanding payrolls boosted direct written premiums to $9 billion – a level not seen in California since 2007. The latest market share report by the California Department of Insurance also shows that the gap between the … Read More »

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