Global Insurance Market Index

Latin America Pricing Q4 2021

Insurance pricing in the fourth quarter in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region increased 4%. Casualty pricing in the region was again the only decrease seen in a major product line globally.

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Latin America and Caribbean Pricing: Property Insurance Drives Increase

Insurance pricing in the fourth quarter in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region increased 4%. Casualty pricing in the region was again the only decrease seen in a major product line globally.

Constant bar chart represents Global Insurance Composite Pricing Change.

Property insurance pricing increased 7%, up from 2% in the previous quarter.

  • The rate of pricing increase for property insurance was unchanged from the third quarter in Brazil and Colombia; in the rest of the region it increased in the 5% to 10% range.
  • Clients experienced price increases throughout the region when facultative capacity was required.

Casualty insurance pricing declined 3%, the seventh consecutive quarter of decrease.

  • Local capacity and competition continued to mitigate casualty pricing.
  • Large, complex programs continued to experience small increases across the region, especially when there was a need for facultative capacity.

Financial and professional lines pricing rose 12%, down from the 17% increase in the third quarter.

  • In Colombia, uncertainty regarding the Office of Comptroller General’s interpretation of the fiscal exposure of state-owned companies has led to capacity constraints and a significant increase in premiums.
  • On average, cyber prices increased 40%; although some clients experienced increases exceeding 400%.
    • Over 80% of clients across all industries experienced an increase in cyber premiums in 2021.
    • Although challenging, it is important to carefully manage the underwriting information now required to place cyber risk coverage.