Unfavorable PYD decreased to $12 million, before tax, in fourth quarter 2013 compared with $18 million, before tax, in fourth quarter 2012. Unfavorable PYD in fourth quarter 2013 was largely related to the package business, which was partially offset by favorable development on workers’ compensation, principally for older accident years.The combined ratio before catastrophes and PYD improved to 92.5 in fourth quarter 2013 compared with 97.8 in fourth quarter 2012, reflecting improved underwriting margins in Small Commercial, Middle Market and Specialty. Before catastrophes and PYD, the fourth quarter 2013 combined ratio for Small Commercial was 85.9, a 6.9 point improvement from 92.8 in fourth quarter 2012, while Middle Market improved by 4.2 points to 94.8 from 99.0 in fourth quarter 2012 and Specialty improved 10.6 points to 100.6 from 111.2 in fourth quarter 2012.
The Hartford Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2013 Financial Results; Announces 2014 Outlook And Capital Management Plan For 2014 And 2015
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