Direct Premiums Written
Definition - What does Direct Premiums Written mean?
Direct premiums written is the total amount of an insurance company's written premiums during a given year without accounting for the amount ceded to reinsurance. It can include policies that other affiliated companies write, but it does not include the premiums earned from the company's role as a reinsurer.
Insuranceopedia explains Direct Premiums Written
Direct premiums written represents an insurance company's growth during a specified period. Although increased premiums bring in more revenue, new policies are the principal driver of growth.