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Pandemic sparks surge in US auto claim severity

July 20, 2023


The US saw a significant surge in auto claim severity during the pandemic years, according to a new report from the Insurance Research Council.

Claim severity reportedly began accelerating in the mid-2010s, while auto claim frequency declined over the past two decades.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, claim frequency was found to have plummeted further as claim severity soared.

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