The composite rate for property and casualty coverages in the United States was down 4% for March 2010, according to According to MarketScout, a Dallas-based electronic insurance exchange that underwrites and distributes product lines to a 35,000-member agency network across the United States. The composite rates for February 2009 and 2010 were down 8% and 5% respectively.

“Including data from across the United Sates, the rate for workers’ compensation was down 2% in March as compared to down 5% in February. This is a significant month-on-month movement,” said Richard Kerr, CEO of MarketScout. “If workers’ compensation premiums continue to moderate over the next several months, it will be a clear sign that comp insurers are beginning to increase premiums. In April, the NCCI will publish new data outlining insurers¹ results for 2009. This data may give us additional indications of what we can expect for comp pricing for the rest of 2010. We will be watching carefully.”

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