The IDMA routinely gets inquiries from persons
seeking insurance data for research or other purposes.
If you are seeking financial data on a single insurer, check
with your state insurance department. Insurer financial
statements are filed with them and are open to the public.
If you seek financial statement data for a large number of insurers,
you may wish to contact A.M.
Best or the National
Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
If you seek data to answer more detailed questions, then it
is likely that you need data in a form that is roughly referred
to as "statistical data." While the IDMA seeks
to promote professionalism in this area, and major insurers and
most national statistical organizations that collect this data
are IDMA members, the IDMA does not exist to help third parties
find such data. If your intended usage of such data is
academic or consumer-oriented, then we suggest contacting your
state insurance department. If your intended usage of such
data is commercial in nature, a casualty actuarial consulting
firm may be the best place to start. Expect to spend some
Of course, snooping around the web is almost always the way
to learn a little more about a subject. You may want to
start with our links page that is oriented
towards insurance and data management. Good luck!