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The personal lines group is the only subsegment to produce an improved calendar-year combined ratio in 2017, dropping to 94.6% from 96.2% in the prior year. The personal lines group is the only subsegment to produce an improved calendar-year combined ratio in 2017, dropping to 94.6% from 96.2% in the prior year. (Photo: Shutterstock)

2017 was a whirlwind of a year for the property & casualty insurance sector. Extreme weather events Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria, along with extreme weather events in California, in particular — disrupted the industry with record-breaking events.

Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is a staff reporter for PropertyCasualty360.com. Contact him at djacob@alm.com.

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