It's not a huge boost, but it's a start.

Dallas-based insurance distribution and underwriting companyMarketScout recorded small rate increases in themajority of coverage and industry classifications. Notably, for thefirst time in 20 months, the composite rate index for commercial accounts in the U.S. measured a rateincrease of plus 1 percent.

MarketScout CEO Richard Kerr summarized the plus 1 percentcomposite rate index as being driven by larger rate increases incommercial auto, transportation, professional and D&Orates.

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