The slinky effect

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By Chad C. Karls | 28 October 2014

The recent medical professional liability insurance market has seen healthy profits for nearly a decade, but has been stuck on the same straight path of lower rates and lower levels of written premium during that time. As MPL companies’ rates continue to slowly erode, the market dynamic is similar to the stop-and-go highway traffic pattern dubbed “the Slinky effect.” While no one in the industry believes the current situation can last forever, any visible change in the current soft market is still some years off.

This article was first published in Medical Liability Monitor.