Directors & Officers
D&O reinsurance rates were flat slightly at the January 1, 2012, renewal, despite small rate increases on some primary and lower excess insurance layers in recent months. Pricing was more competitive on higher excess insurance layers and is down approximately 10 percent year over year. For 2012 modest price increases in primary and first excess insurance layers are likely, especially in light of rate changes over the past few months. Rate decreases on excess insurance layers will be smaller, resulting in a net flattening. Small and medium-sized businesses are likely to follow the same trajectory.