NU's annual rankings, based on data from SNL Financial, offer an overall look at the P&C insurance industry's performance in 2014, with intel on net premiums written, percentage growth and combined ratios for both companies and groups.

When comparing net premiums written during the first quarter of 2015, the top 10 companies remained nearly the same as last year–but with a couple of shake ups. Lexington Insurance Co. dropped from No. 7 to No. 21, due in part to its one-time combination of AIG's non-admitted and admitted capital pools in 2014, which caused its NPW to soar 62.4% for the year previous.

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Shawn Moynihan is Editor-in-Chief of National Underwriter Property & Casualty. A St. John’s University alum, Moynihan has earned 11 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the Pulitzers of the business press; seven Azbee Awards, from the American Society of Business Press Editors; two Folio Awards; and a SABEW award, from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers. Prior to joining ALM, he served as Managing Editor/Online Editor of journalism institution Editor & Publisher, the trade bible of the newspaper industry. Moynihan also has held editorial positions with AOL, Metro New York, and Newhouse Newspapers. He can be reached at [email protected].