By Emily K. LeeCalifornia’s insurance industry is facing a shortage of insurers as more states cut funding for coverage of catastrophic injuries, and the state’s insurance market is shrinking, a survey of the nation’s insurers by the state Insurance Information Institute showed.
The California Insured Rate Index for March 2017 is down 1.4% compared with the same month last year, according to the survey of about 2,000 insurers.
That’s about the same as a year ago, and it’s a significant drop.
The index was down 6.2% from the same period last year.
The index is designed to track how much insurers are paying for coverage for personal injuries, but it also measures how much they’re paying for medical claims, and how much it costs to cover them.
Insurers can use a variety of factors to calculate premiums.
In this case, they include the total amount they pay for liability insurance, which is paid for by taxpayers and typically covers most injuries.
It also includes the amount paid for other forms of health care coverage, such as life and disability insurance.
Insurance companies can also calculate premiums based on what percentage of claims are paid for in a particular year.
But it’s unclear how much those calculations should be used for, and whether it’s appropriate to count claims paid in the year they are paid or years after the claim has been paid.
The insurers’ decision on whether to count that claim in their calculation of premiums is based on a range of factors, from the size of the insurance company to whether or not they pay claims.
For example, the index for 2018 includes claims paid by employers in the first three months of the year, and then in subsequent months.
Insurers can calculate premiums on claims paid through the end of 2018 by dividing the average premium paid by the average claims paid from that year.
That figure could be higher than the average for all claims in that time period, depending on how many claims are included in that calculation.
Insurer estimates can be volatile, however, because insurers use different methods to calculate their own costs.
In the past, insurers have generally used the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Accident Compensation Program, or VOCP, as their benchmark.
But the index shows a steady decline in the VOCC program’s usage in recent years.
The VOCB, which provides insurance to thousands of states, has also seen its use decline.
A recent study by the National Center for Insurance Research at the University of Michigan found that more states are using other benchmarked insurance programs, such the VACC, which pays for medical expenses in accident claims.
That could make it harder to compare claims data for the VIC and VACC.
Other factors, such employer policies and deductibles, also affect how insurers calculate premiums, according a recent study of insurers by RAND Corp.
Insured companies that have not adopted the VACB are paying more for medical costs in accident-related claims, according.
That has caused premiums to increase in recent months.