New risks and stronger economic growth will drive liability claims costs, says latest Swiss Re sigma study
Liability claims have been lower-than-expected in recent years. This has boosted insurers' profitability despite declining liability prices, says Swiss Re's latest sigma study "Liability claims trends: emerging risks and rebounding drivers". The weak economic growth environment has been a key reason for benign claims. However, new risks and stronger economic growth will increase claims severity and generate more demand for liability insurance.