KPMG's General Insurance Industry Survey 2012 includes the financial results of general insurers that represent a significant part of the Australian market.
- Overall performance has seen stronger premium growth however this has been impacted by higher claim costs.
- Insurance profit generated by the Australian operations of insurers has declined compared to the previous period. The result reflects the impact of severe weather event losses, increased reinsurance costs for some insurers and the effect of interest rate reductions.
- The industry capital coverage at 30 June 2012 was higher than 2011 at 1.79 times APRA minimum capital requirements (2011: 1.75 times).