U.S. Reinsurers’ Report Premiums Dropped in 2d Quarter

August 29, 2007

The Reinsurance Association of America (RAA), a group of 22 U. S. property and casualty reinsurers, reported writing $12.2 billion of net premiums during the six-months ended June 30, 2007, a decrease of $7.5 million from the same period in 2006.

The combined ratio for the group was 90.0 percent, an improvement from the 96.5 percent combined ratio reported for the same period in 2006. The combined ratio is attributable to a 62.8 percent loss ratio and an expense ratio of 27.2 percent, according to RAA.

Policyholders’ surplus was $77.3 billion.

According to RAA, its underwriting members and their affiliates write more than two-thirds of the gross reinsurance coverage provided by U.S. professional reinsurance companies.

Source: Reinsurance Association of America

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