How can agents and brokers help their clients find stability in a volatile market?

Hear from BHHC P&C execs in the latest issue of Rough Notes.


Jeff Morris, BHHC’s Vice President of P&C Marketing & Operations, and Brian Hall, Vice President of P&C Products & Underwriting, answer this question and more in The Rough Notes Company, Inc. June 2023 issue, where they discuss the challenges and changes the commercial auto industry faces today, from inflation to telematics.
“The commercial auto market is still experiencing serious difficulties. Inflation is affecting claim severities and loss development, leading to increased uncertainty regarding necessary rate levels,” says Morris.
In the article, by author Joseph S. Harrington, who highlights the road to achieving a new equilibrium in the commercial auto market, Morris continues:
“The first thing I would recommend to an agent or broker is to let their customers know that their federal motor carrier safety data is very important for insurance purposes. This information has proven to be very predictive of loss experience.”
In addition to tracking their federal motor carrier safety data, Morris recommends agents analyze the risks of rapid growth and encourages them to place trucking clients with specialty carriers experienced in underwriting, coverage, and claims-handling.
It’s no secret that in a volatile market, dependable expertise paired with actionable insights is the most reliable way to maintain or even increase profitability.
Learn more about what you can do to help your clients find stability in today’s market in the June issue of Rough Notes on page 34.

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