The U.S. personal lines composite increased 4 percent in September, despite a lack of hurricane activity, as a result of premium increases in homeowners, auto and personal articles coverages, according to MarketScout’s Barometer Report. In August, rates were steady.

"Buyers of low limit personal lines coverages can often offset premium increases by shopping in the online personal lines marketplace,” said Richard Kerr, MarketScout's CEO. “There are many options because this product is aggressively pursued by both direct and agency markets. Securing good premium and terms is more complicated for the high-value personal lines consumer.”

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