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Looking at insurance-loss trends can be quite baffling at times. Perhaps no more so than when trying to figure out why BI severities continue to rise despite frequency declining at a time when the safest cars ever produced are on the nation’s highways.

According to a recent study by the Insurance Research Council, the costs associated with bodily injury claims have exceeded the rate of inflation during the period of 2007-2012. While this is an interesting statistic, perhaps it would behoove us to take a deeper dive into this trend to try and shed some light on what insurers can do to improve outcomes.   

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