A Towers Watson survey found overall commercial insurance rates continued to increase in the fourth quarter, rising nearly 7% year-over-year. But the rate increases, which began in early 2011, seem to be moderating, Towers Watson says. "These price-change indications were generally consistent with price increases from the prior survey, except for specialty lines, where the survey indicated somewhat larger gains than were reported in the third quarter," Towers Watson said.

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