E&O and Cyber Midyear UpdateAugust 12th, 2020
The E&O and Cyber insurance market remains in flux. Most Cyber insurers argue there is a need to correct pricing and retentions, but are pressured by competition and plentiful capacity on programs with less than $250 million of limit. The E&O market segment has been more successful in securing single to low double-digit increases, due to a smaller universe of insurers writing specialty, and often loss-sensitive, lines of E&O. However, with some major carriers reporting an average 10+ point increase in loss ratios year-over-year and increasing frequency and severity of ransomware losses, the cyber market may firm at a quicker rate over the second half of 2020.
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