LexisNexis Insurance Demand Meter Shows Continued Declining Pressure in US Auto Insurance Buying Patterns

New policy growth fell 7.1% quarter-over-quarter versus Q2 2021 as insurers continue to pare back their advertising spending, although this was an improvement from the 11% year-over-year decline seen in Q1 2022.

“A combination of factors – the increase in carriers due to the impact of profit; the decrease in commercial income; consumers struggling with inflation and fewer dollars to spend; the shortage of vehicles and the rise in interest rates – these are increasing at the moment, leaving the insurance industry to be difficult. continue to fluctuate,” he said Adam Pichon, vice president and general manager, auto insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “We’ve seen many buyers leave the market due to concerns about affordability, which means many of the uninsured drivers will be able to re-enter the market. But the question is when.”

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For the first time since the start of the pandemic, middle-aged consumers (35-46) made more purchases than any other age group, possibly due to rising prices and the cost of renovations. This comes after several segments in the list of young consumers (16-35) who are leading the way due to Federal stimulus checks and tax deadlines that have been changed due to the pandemic.

“This middle age is traditionally a profitable segment for insurers,” Pichon said. “Even in these difficult times, carriers that can successfully target this age group gain market share.”

When Will the Uninsured Return to the Market?

When carriers began requiring payments at the end of 2021 after the COVID-related and government-sponsored approval process began to wane, many buyers left the market — meaning they abandoned their policies between the first month and the next. . Our findings show that this metric has returned to the levels we saw in previous years.

According to LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ data from the past 13 years, many of these buyers have to re-enter the market.

“This period could reach 2023, which carriers will need to consider as they look forward to the second half of 2022,” he said. Chris RiceAssistant Vice President of Strategic Business Intelligence, Insurance, at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Purchase Expectations

In addition to questions about uninsured drivers re-entering the market, other factors that should be monitored in the next two quarters will be the effect of the increase in premium prices and the expected increase in car sales compared to new areas.

“Recently, purchasing activity has started to slow down and start slowly for the year and the second half of 2021,” Pichon said. “The first half of 2021 had very high new sales, which decreased gradually in the second half of the year, so now we are starting to slow down as we deal with the problem. first half of the year, but steady growth may come later when more buyers they are re-entering the market.”

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