SOURCE: Plunkett Research, Ltd.

Plunkett Research, Ltd.

December 14, 2010 12:09 ET

Insurance Industry on the Path to Growth, Says Plunkett Research

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 14, 2010) -  Plunkett Research, Ltd. has released its newest market research and competitive analysis report, Plunkett's Insurance Industry Almanac, 2011 edition, which identifies and analyzes major trends shaping the insurance and risk management industry.

According to Jack W. Plunkett, CEO of Plunkett Research, Ltd., "The insurance sector has bounced back reasonably well after the Great Recession. Investment returns and financial status have improved."

Major trends affecting the Insurance Industry analyzed in Plunkett's report include:

  • Aging populations create opportunities for the insurance industry
  • Sophisticated risk management programs lower losses
  • Independent agencies dominate commercial insurance
  • Technology drives efficiencies in back office tasks
  • Insurance industry mergers continue
  • Specialized insurance lines grow
  • Insurance firms target markets in emerging nations
  • U.S. Health Care Reform Act of 2010 set to bring big changes
  • 2010 financial reform act increases regulation of financial services industry
  • Insurance sells direct to the consumer online

"Demand is rising in many types of commercial and specialty lines, as well as in emerging nations," said Jack Plunkett. "As the global economy continues to improve, insurance underwriters will enjoy good growth."

A complete report with detailed industry trends and statistics analysis is provided in Plunkett's Insurance Industry Almanac, 2011 edition. This informative reference book gives you the competitive intelligence you need, with a detailed industry overview, industry analysis and market research. Plus, thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations and industry sites, as well as statistical tables, an industry glossary and thorough indexes -- everything you need all in one value-priced, easy-to-use package.

A complimentary video of Plunkett discussing these trends is now available on the Plunkett Research website, as well as YouTube, and an Introduction to the Insurance Industry can be viewed at Plunkett's website. 

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