New Edition of the I.I.I.’s International Fact Book Now Available

Updated Information on International Insurance Facts and Statistics

NEW YORK, June 10, 2008 – The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) has just revised and updated its authoritative and comprehensive Web resource, the 2008-2009 International Insurance Fact Book.

Now available to the general public, the 2008-2009 edition of the International Insurance Fact Book provides facts and statistics on the property/casualty and life insurance industries of 89 countries. Each country profile includes direct premiums written, population, GDP, insurance associations, currency, exchange rates and regulatory bodies. In addition, the International Insurance Fact Book provides world rankings by revenue, net reinsurance premiums written, and world insurance losses and lists international resources.

“The International Insurance Fact Book was developed in response to the globalization of the insurance business and the need for readily available data on world insurance,” said Dr. Robert Hartwig, president of the I.I.I. “The general public as well as those in the industry will find this latest edition very useful.”

The updated book is presented each year at the annual seminar of the International Insurance Society.

The updated International Insurance Fact Book and earlier editions are available at: A PDF version of the 2008-2009 edition can be purchased at the I.I.I. Store for $25.

Also available at the I.I.I. Store is the 2008 Insurance Fact Book, the almanac of the insurance industry with thousands of facts, figures, tables and graphs designed for quick and easy reference. The Insurance Fact Book includes information about the dollars and cents of the insurance business, factors affecting costs (including major catastrophes), losses by category, laws affecting motorists and premiums by line and by state. The 2008 edition includes new statistics on life insurance investments and expanded information on auto and home insurance claims as well as a new financial terms glossary.

The 2008 Financial Services Fact Book is also available at the I.I.I. Store. This unique and comprehensive guide has more than 350 graphs and charts on insurance, banking, securities, mortgage financing and financial services as a whole. Published jointly with The Financial Services Roundtable, this book reflects developments shaping the financial services sectors. This year’s book highlights a host of new trends, from the growth of retirement assets to developments on the mortgage and housing markets.

Other books available through the store include the Insurance Handbook for Reporters, a journalist’s guide to the insurance industry, providing concise explanations of auto, home, life, disability and business insurance; and Reinsurance Fundamentals, which explains the basics of the reinsurance business, including facultative reinsurance, constructing catastrophe and liability reinsurance programs, loss development and the role of the intermediary, as well as the different markets.

The store also has available the Insurance Daily, a newsletter that keeps thousands of readers up-to-date on important events, issues and trends in the insurance industry each business morning; the award-winning Know Your Stuff Home Inventory Software; My Financial House — Personal Finance Software; and brochures such as: 12 Ways to Lower Your Homeowners Insurance Costs, 9 Ways to Lower Your Auto Insurance Costs, How to File an Insurance Claim, Insuring Your Business Against a Catastrophe and Surviving Severe Cold Weather.

You can order publications through the I.I.I. Store, by phone at 212-346-5500 or 800-331-9146, by email at [email protected] or by mail to the Insurance Information Institute 110 William Street, 24th Floor New York, NY 10038. Reporters can request a complimentary copy of the 2008-2009 International Insurance Fact Book on CD-ROM by phone or email.

For information about insurance, go to the I.I.I. Web site.

The I.I.I. is a nonprofit, communications organization supported by the insurance industry.

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