Net income for private U.S. property and casualty insurers was $63.8 billion in 2013, up from $35.1 billion in 2012, thanks in large part to a $30.9 billion swing in net gains on underwriting.

ISO, a Verisk Analytics company, and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America compiled the industry’s 2013 results, and note that insurers’ overall profitability, measured by their rate of return on average policyholders’ surplus, reached its highest level (10.3%) since 2007.

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