Connecticut's Insurance & Financial Services (IFS) Cluster, which was established in 2003 to facilitate cooperation and collaboration between business, academia and state government, needed help in 2012 for a major initiative they were undertaking - developing an Insurance Market Forecast. CERC was hired by the Cluster to compile the data that would form the base for the Connecticut Insurance Market Report. Using our expertise from creating a previous report, Connecticut’s Insurance Industry: Economic Impacts & Contributions (Dec 2006), we helped them to determine which variables would be the most effective to be analyzed. CERC then gathered and analyzed the data, providing the Cluster with an overview of each variable along with recent trends. The data was provided to the IFS Cluster as a series of excel and PowerPoint tables and charts for implementation by PricewaterhouseCoopers into the final Connecticut Insurance Market Report. CERC is in the process of updating the data for the 2013 report.