If the first quarter, insurers reported increases in their insurance premiums as a means to offset some losses from higher claims. American International Group (NYSE: AIG ) reported a 6% increase in their commercial lines alone, while Allstate (NYSE: ALL ) reported a 2.5% growth in written premiums due in part to higher rates. But should investors be happy that insurers are increasing their premiums?
In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jessica Alling discusses why insurers are raising their rates, why this may be a good thing, and how investors should look at the insurers going forward.
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