Best's Aggregates & Averages: Overview

Best's Aggregates & Averages: Overview

Products in this series:

Best's Aggregates & Averages - Online


Best's Aggregates & Averages is also available in a print-only format

Property/Casualty print
Life/Health print

Benchmark the performance of a single company or group against industry totals, industry segments and industry composites. Observe trends and discern statistical patterns for projecting future performance.

Your purchase includes:

  • Industry totals, industry segments and industry composites for the following:
    • Balance Sheet and Summary of Operations
    • Annual Statement: Key pages for the current year with eliminations applied for interownership
    • Analysis of Operations by Line: Detailed income statements for each primary business line, on a total industry basis, with a condensed 10-year history by line (L/H only)
    • Reserves: Detailed information by line for Life, Annuity, and Accident and Health reserves on a total industry basis with a 10-year history (L/H only)
    • Time Series: Trends over a span of 50 years for various industry totals and ratios, including Major Contributions to Investments, Industry Operating Results, and Industry Underwriting Ratios (P/C only)
    • Quantitative Analysis Reports: A comprehensive review of key financial and operating performance measures within three critical evaluation areas: Profitability, Investments and Liquidity, and Leverage/Capitalization       
  • Company-specific information, including:
    • US Company Rankings: Listings of the top 200 groups and unaffiliated single companies as ranked based on Assets, Net Premiums Written and other measures
    • Lines of Business: Studies developed from the Insurance Expense Exhibit to compare the principal loss and expense components of major insurers for a particular class of business with other companies and with industry totals (P/C only)                
  • One-year subscription to Best’s Review magazine online and the BestDay daily insurance newsletter
  • A printed reference that presents a detailed compilation of P/C or L/H industry results for the current data year and over time
  • With the online version only: Access to Excel spreadsheets containing the same information as the printed reference and data going back to 2005

*Please note: Data files for the online publication are done on a yearly basis and do not typically include data updates throughout the year.