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Applied Rating Index Results for Third Quarter Released

October 03, 2018

National Personal Auto and Property premium rates increase in nearly all provinces

Mississauga, ON – October 3, 2018 – Applied Systems® today announced the results of the third quarter’s Applied Rating Index™, the Canadian insurance industry’s premium rate index. In Q3 2018, average premiums for Personal Auto and Personal Property lines increased in comparison to the third quarter of 2017. Markedly, nearly all provinces experienced increases for both Personal Auto and Property lines, except Personal Auto in the Atlantic Provinces (NB, NS, NF, PE) and Personal Property lines in Quebec.

Key findings for Q3 2018 include:

  • Personal Auto: In Q3 2018, Personal Auto premiums increased by 4.1% versus Q3 2017. Personal Auto premiums increased 5.1% versus Q2 2018.
  • Personal Property: In Q3 2018, Personal Property premiums increased by 3.5% versus Q3 2017. Personal Property premiums increased 0.9% versus Q2 2018.
  • Provinces: Average premiums for Personal Auto and Personal Property increased in nearly all provinces over the past year. The only provinces to realize declines were Personal Auto in the Atlantic Provinces and Personal Property in Quebec. This is the third consecutive quarter that the Atlantic Provinces experienced a decrease in average Personal Auto premiums.

“The third quarter showcases increasing average premiums of Personal Lines compared to Q3 of last year, further reiterating the hardening of the market,” said Jeff Purdy, senior vice president of International Operations, Applied Systems. “The Applied Rating Index continues to provide guidance for brokerages and insurers as the industry’s only data-driven index of current conditions and trends.”

The Applied Rating Index is a data-driven report of current conditions and trends for Personal Auto and Personal Property insurance premium rates. Analyzing more than 1.3 billion quotes completed, the Applied Rating Index measures the increase or decrease in average premium rate trends across Canada. Representing more than 80% of the brokerage market and 675 insurer rating plans written by brokers, the Applied Rating Index is the most complete depiction of the premium rate trends being experienced by consumers, brokerages, and their insurers across the Canadian market.

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