Plunkett's Insurance Industry Almanac 2015: Insurance Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies


Key Findings:
•Plunkett Research lists top 350 companies in Insurance and names top trends changing the industry for the mid term.

Key Features:
•Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
•Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
•Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
•In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
•Industry Glossary
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•Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 498
Statistical Tables Provided: 14
Companies Profiled: 355
Geographic Focus: Global

A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms. You will gain vital insights that can help you shape your own strategy for business development, product development and investments.
•How is the industry evolving?
•How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
•How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
•What is the size of the market now and in the future?
•What are the financial results of the leading companies?
•What are the names and titles of top executives?
•What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

Contents, Statistics, Forecasts and Analysis Include:

Major Trends Affecting the Insurance Industry
1)Introduction to the Insurance Industry
2)Aging Populations Create Challenges and Opportunities for the Insurance Industry
3)Sophisticated Risk Management and Prevention Programs Lead to Lower Losses
4)Risk Managers Seek Certification
5)Independent Agencies Continue to Dominate Commercial Insurance, but Play a Lesser Role in Personal Lines
6)Insurance Direct Selling and E-Commerce Grow
7)Technology Drives Insurance Efficiencies/Drivers Allow Their Habits to be Tracked for Lower Insurance Rates
8)States Pick Up Some Wind and Flood Risk for Homeowners/Underwriters Rely on Sophisticated Risk Analysis Technology to Set Rates
9)No End in Sight to the Growth of Specialized Insurance Lines
10)Annuity Account Managers Create New Product Strategies
11)Major U.S., Japanese and European Insurance Firms See Vast Promise in the Chinese and Southeast Asian Market
12)Insurance Firms Target Markets in Emerging Nations
13)Continued Rise in Health Care Costs
14)Number of Uninsured and Underinsured Americans Declines but Remains High
15)U.S. Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 Rewrites the Rules and Increases Coverage, But May Not Restrain Costs
16)Employers Push Health Care Costs onto Employees
17)Insurance Companies Change Strategies Due to Health Care Reform Act (ACA)
18)Malpractice Suits Are Blamed for Rising Health Care Costs/Tort Reform Is Capping Awards for Damages
19)Hedge Funds Play a Major Role in Financial Products Including Derivatives, Lending and Insurance
20)Credit Default Swaps (CDS) and Derivatives Soar into the Trillions of Dollars
21)Aging Populations, Baby Boomers Create Opportunities/U.S. Pension Accounts Top $24.0 Trillion
22)Basel III , Dodd-Frank Act and Volcker Act Increase Regulation

Insurance Industry Statistics
1)Insurance Industry Overview
2)Assets & Liabilities of U.S. Property-Casualty Insurance Companies: 2009-1st Quarter 2014
3)Typical U.S. Automobile Insurance Costs, per Year: 2014
4)Assets & Liabilities of U.S. Life Insurance Companies: 2009-1st Quarter 2014
5)Employers' Costs for Health Insurance, Amount & Percent of Total Compensation, U.S.: Selected Years, 2008-2014