GEICO and Progressive positioned to take State Farm's dominant insurance position by 2021- 23

GEICO | July 17, 2020

A new report by Fitch Ratings reveals that not only are US personal line insurers expected to see underwriting profits this year despite the pandemic, but there could be soon a reshuffle of America’s top insurers. The report said that the ongoing pandemic is “substantially affecting” the insurance industry in terms of underwriting and investment. Personal line insurers, in particular, are heavily impacted by the decline in risk exposures related to changes in economic and social activity, Fitch Ratings said. These changes include reductions in drivers’ miles, which have led to falls in near-term claims frequency for auto insurers, boosting their profits.

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Written by Sovos’ team of regulatory specialists, this guide for insurers provides everything you need to know about the IPT regulatory landscape.

A mix of deep dive country-by-country information in addition to guidance on IPT and the digital tax landscape, this guide is for any insurer wanting to know more about IPT compliance.

Despite its focus on Europe, our guide also explores other jurisdictions in Asia, Australia, North and South America. This guide is your trusted source of information wherever in the world you write business.

Spotlight

Written by Sovos’ team of regulatory specialists, this guide for insurers provides everything you need to know about the IPT regulatory landscape.

A mix of deep dive country-by-country information in addition to guidance on IPT and the digital tax landscape, this guide is for any insurer wanting to know more about IPT compliance.

Despite its focus on Europe, our guide also explores other jurisdictions in Asia, Australia, North and South America. This guide is your trusted source of information wherever in the world you write business.

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