Homeowners' insurance protects households against property damage from natural causes or theft, as well as liability from inflicting bodily injury or property damage on others. Demand is generally resistant to economic fluctuations because it is considered essential in providing financial protection against the inherent risks of homeownership. While the housing market experienced a major setback following the subprime mortgage crisis, it has since improved markedly, following the broader economy. Competition is expected to remain fierce and operator-level performance will depend heavily on underwriting activity. However, regulation and the sectors trend toward consolidation through increased merger and acquisition activity is also anticipated to disrupt industry competitiveness and performance over the next five years to 2022.
This industry includes insurers that underwrite (e.g. assume and manage risk) homeowners’ insurance policies. Homeowners’ insurance protects households against property damage or losses due to catastrophic disasters, theft and other causes. These policies also protect against personal liability that may result from bodily injury that occurs on one’s property.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.