This excerpt taken from the ALL 10-K filed Feb 24, 2005.
PROPERTY-LIABILITY 2004 HIGHLIGHTS
written, an operating measure that is defined and reconciled to premiums earned on page 32, reached a record $26.53 billion during 2004. Compared to
last year, premiums written increased 5.3% due to increases in the number of policies in force ("PIF") for the Allstate brand standard auto of 5.5% and homeowners of 6.4% and higher average premiums.
Allstate brand standard auto and homeowners new business premiums increased 19.6% and 19.8%, respectively compared to December 31, 2003.
income for Property-Liability was $1.83 billion in 2004 compared to $1.33 billion in 2003, with a combined ratio improvement of 1.6 points to
93.0. These improvements were the result of higher premiums earned, favorable claim frequencies excluding catastrophes, and favorable Allstate Protection reserve reestimates partially offset by higher
catastrophe losses and increased severity of current year claims.
losses in 2004 totaled $2.47 billion compared to $1.49 billion in 2003. The effect of catastrophe losses on the loss ratio was 9.5 and 6.0 points
in 2004 and 2003, respectively.
a result of profit improvement actions, the Encompass brand combined ratio improved 8.2 points in 2004 to 93.7, while Encompass brand standard auto PIF declined 5.8%
compared to December 31, 2003.
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