Commercial rates mostly up in February: Ivans

February premium renewal rates increased across all major commercial lines of business in February except for workers compensation, Ivans Insurance Solutions said Tuesday in its monthly report.

Tampa, Florida-based Ivans said the largest increase in premium renewal rates was for commercial auto, which increased 4.61%, compared with a 4.57% increase in January.

Increases were also reported for commercial property, up 4.58% from 3.74%; umbrella, up 3.06% from 2.17%; and general liability, up 1.81% from 1.16% in January.

Workers compensation was down 3.38%, compared with a 1.04% decrease in January. In addition, business owners’ policies were down 3.94%, compared with a 4.23% decrease in January, according to the report.