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Here’s What a Category 5 Hurricane Could Do to Florida

Florida hasn’t suffered a category 5 storm since Hurricane Andrew hit the north Miami area on Aug. 24 1992, but the risk of such a storm has not gone away or even declined. In fact, the state’s risk of destruction …

25 Years Later…What If an Andrew-Type Storm Hit Florida Today?

Though Florida hasn’t suffered a category 5 storm since Hurricane Andrew hit the north Miami area on Aug. 24 1992, the risk of such a storm has not gone away or even declined. In fact, the state’s risk of destruction …

Florida Domestic Insurer Sawgrass Mutual to ‘Wind Down’ Operations

Just a day after being downgraded by ratings agency Demotech, Florida-based insurer Sawgrass Mutual Insurance Company has revealed it is under administrative supervision by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. According to an amended consent order for administrative supervision dated …

Key Florida Players to Highlight Importance of Catastrophe Reinsurance

Although the role of catastrophe reinsurance in a wind exposed region is intuitively obvious to an insurance professional and most insurer rating agencies, the need for transparency, education and open dialogue on this important topic is necessary. Consumers, members of …

Penn. Intergovernmental Risk Management Association’s Rating Affirmed

Demotech Inc. has affirmed the “AAA” Financial Stability Rating (FSR) assigned to Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (PIRMA), a self-funded public entity pool. Demotech said PIRMA is a local government risk pool that offers comprehensive liability and property coverages specially …

Near National P/C Carriers Identified for 2015

The Demotech Company Classification System, established in the Feb. 12, 2007 issue of Insurance Journal, categorizes insurers into one of 11 categories based on an analysis of data reported by the companies to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The …

How Strong Is Florida’s ‘Revived’ Homeowners Market?

As Florida seeks to revive its private home insurance market after almost a decade without a hurricane, homeowners are pouring $6 billion a year in premiums into a new generation of small, in-state insurance companies with an unproven record of …

Reinsurance Costs Helping to Lower Florida Homeowners Rates: OIR Report

Florida’s top insurance regulator says that state residents are starting to benefit from a more competitive homeowners market as rates have started to trend downward due in part to the reduction in reinsurance costs. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty released …

Risk Retention Groups Continue to Display Financial Stability: Demotech

Risk retention groups continue to display strong and stable results, according to a recent analysis of year-end 2012 financial information. Demotech Inc., a financial analysis firm specializing in evaluating the financial stability of regional and specialty insurers, analyzed the reported …

RRGs Financially Stable Despite Q1 Underwriting Losses: Demotech

First quarter 2012 reported financial information indicates risk retention groups continue to exhibit financial stability. RRGs reported a $10 million net underwriting loss collectively, however, they also reported $49.8 million net income for first quarter 2012, according to an analysis …