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Plunkett's Insurance Industry Almanac 2013: Insurance Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Plunkett's Insurance Industry Almanac 2013: Insurance Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

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• Buyer may register for access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online• Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 476

Statistical Tables Provided: 16

Companies Profiled: 315

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 Industry1) 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 Losses4) Risk Managers Seek Certification5) 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 Efficiencies in Back Office Tasks, Underwriting, Agency Networks and Customer Service 8) States Pick Up Some Wind and Flood Risk for Homeowners/Underwriters Rely on Sophisticated Risk Analysis Technology to Set Rates 9) Insurance Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Continue After the Financial Crisis 10) No End in Sight to the Growth of Specialized Insurance Lines 11) Annuity Account Managers Create New Product Strategies 12) Major U.S., Japanese and European Insurance Firms See Vast Promise in the Chinese and Southeast Asian Market 13) Insurance Firms Target Markets in Emerging Nations 14) Continued Rise in Health Care Costs 15) Vast Number of Uninsured and Underinsured Americans16) U.S. Health Care Reform Act of 2010 Set to Bring Big Changes 17) Employers Push Health Care Costs onto Employees 18) Insurance Companies Change Strategies Due to Health Care Reform Act 19) Malpractice Suits Are Blamed for Rising Health Care Costs/Tort Reform Is Capping Awards for Damages 20) Hedge Funds Play a Major Role in Financial Products Including Derivatives, Lending and Insurance 21) Credit Default Swaps (CDS) and Derivatives Soar into the Trillions of Dollars 22) Aging Populations, Baby Boomers Create Opportunities/U.S. Pension Accounts Top $18.5 Trillion 23) 2010 Reform Act Increases Regulation of Financial Industry, including Banks, Investment Companies and Insurance Firms

Insurance Industry Statistics

1) Insurance Industry Overview 2) Assets & Liabilities of U.S. Property-Casualty Insurance Companies: 2007-1st Quarter 2012 3) Typical U.S. Automobile Insurance Costs, per Year: 2012 4) Assets & Liabilities of U.S. Life Insurance Companies: 2007-1st Quarter 2012 5) Employers' Costs for Health Insurance, Amount & Percent of Total Compensation, U.S.: Selected Years, 2005-2012 6) The Nation's Health Dollar: 2012 Where It Came From (Estimated) 7) Number & Percent of Persons of All Ages with and without Health Insurance Coverage, U.S.: 1999-2011 8) Number & Percent of Persons of All Ages without Health Insurance Coverage, by Race/Ethnicity, U.S.: 2002-2011 9) Number & Percent of Persons without Health Insurance Coverage, by Age Group, U.S.: 1999-2011 10) Number & Percent of Persons without Health Insurance Coverage, by Age Group & Sex: U.S.: 2011 11) Affordable Care Act Overview12) Medical Care Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2012 13) Retirement Benefits in the U.S.: Access, Participation and Take-Up Rates, March 2012 14) Life Expectancy at Age 65, U.S.15) Employment in the Insurance Industry, U.S.: 2004-2011 16) Employment & Earnings in Insurance Industry Occupations, U.S.: May 2011

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