SIC & NAICS Codes

Industry Profiles

Industry Financials & Statistics

Industry Forecasts

News, Trade & Industry Publications

Government & Regulatory Agencies

Companies

Links to Insurance Industry resources including Property, Casualty, Health and Life Insurance. For general assistance researching an industry see our Subject Guide on Company & Industry Research.

SIC & NAICS Codes

STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC) When using many databases and reference sources it is useful to know the SIC code for the industry you are studying. SIC codes for these industries include the following:

  • SIC 6311 Life Insurance
  • SIC 6321 Accident and Health Insurance
  • SIC 6331 Fire, Marine and Casualty Insurance

This is not a complete list of codes for these industries, merely a sample. See the Title Industry Data Finder SIC MANUAL for additional codes, also in the Cole Library at REF HF 1042 .A55.

NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS)

The SIC system has recently been replaced by the NAICS. Only a few sources are now using these codes, but more will be making the switch in the near future. NAICS codes for these industries include the following:

  • NAICS 52411 Direct Life, Health, and Medical Insurance Carriers
  • NAICS 524113 Direct Life Insurance Carriers
  • NAICS 621491 HMO Medical Carriers

These are samples, not complete lists, of SIC and NAICS codes for these industries. Use the following sources to identify additional SIC and NAICS codes for your company or industry.

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Industry Profiles

Hoover's Industry Records (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Insurance
Get a detailed industry overview including key people and a ranking of key companies. Find industry news, company lists, news, and industry-related website links. Hoover's provides detailed sub-industry links, SIC and NAICS codes, and industry family trees.

Business Source Premier (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Finance and Insurance
Use the Business Searching Interface to find global industry profiles from leading market research sources.

Value Line Research Center Insurance Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for the industry. Also available in the library in print.

Standard & Poor's Insurance Industry Survey (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Also available in the library in print.
Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

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Industry Financials & Statistics

Standard & Poor's Insurance Industry Survey (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Also available in the library in print.
Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

Value Line Research Center Insurance Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for the industry. Also available in the library in print.
Location: Business Reference Area

Mergent Insurance Industry Report (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Find detailed information on the Asia/Pacific, European, and North American markets. The report includes industry and country profiles, often with competitor information, a review of the current environment, market trends & outlook, key references and a summary of key points of the detailed report.

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Industry Forecasts

US INDUSTRY & TRADE OUTLOOK (REF HC 101 .U54) See entry for Financial Service Trade & Industry Associations

Business & Company Resource Center (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Find associations related to the industry using Business & Company Resource Center. Use the Advanced Search and select Associations in the Content Area pull-down menu. This gives you online access to the International, US National, and Regional, State & Local volumes of the Encyclopedia of Associations.

Additional resources for finding associations are in the guide to Finding a Trade, Industry, or Professional Association.

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News, Trade & Industry Publications

Search the Cole Library's list of electronc full text journals using the Electronic Journals: A-Z list.

ABI/Inform (ProQuest) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles from trade publications related to the insurance industry.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles on the insurance industry from trade and business sources.

TECHNOLOGY, LAW AND INSURANCE Choose the journal title from the alphabetical list. You will be able to view the tables of contents only.

BEST'S REVIEW, BUSINESS INSURANCE, III INSURANCE ISSUES UPDATE and many others are available through LexisNexis Academic. See our Databases page.

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Government & Regulatory Agencies

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE COMMISSIONERS

STATE OF CONNECTICUT INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

PENSION AND WELFARE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION (US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR)

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Company Links

Find lists of major companies in the industry using these databases:

Mergent Online (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Industry Reports or search by NAICS or SIC.

Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Comparative Company Analysis section.

Hoover's (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search one company in the industry and use the Competitors link to see others. Industry keyword search and browsing are also available.

See Locating a Company on the World Wide Web for guidance in finding the Web sites of companies not listed here.

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Updated: 2013-01-16, 14:30