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New Zealand Quake’s Insured Losses Estimated at $705M-$3.5B: Aon Cat Report

Insurance losses from last month’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake in New Zealand are likely to range between NZ$1.0 to 5.0 billion (US$705 million and US$3.5 billion), according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. At …

Louisiana Economic Development: $8.7B Residential, Commercial Damage in August Flood

The August 2016 flooding in Louisiana caused an estimated $8.7 billion in damage to residential and commercial properties, according to Louisiana Economic Development. Damage to businesses in the state has exceeded $2 billion, according to a report commissioned by LED, …

Just 2% of China’s July Floods Covered by Insurance, vs. Nearly 70% in U.S.: Aon

China’s seasonal “Mei-Yu” rainfall in July led to the worst flooding since 1998, bringing total combined economic losses of an estimated US$33 billion, according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. Affecting the Yangtze …

Global Insured Losses Hit $30B in 1H 2016, 30% of Economic Losses: Aon Benfield

Preliminary global economic losses reached US$98 billion during the first half of 2016, while global insured losses hit US$30 billion – their highest levels since 2011, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. These losses – economic …

Global Flood Events Rack Up $5B in Economic Costs in June: Aon Report

Major floods across the globe during June – topped by events in China and the U.S. – are expected to bring economic costs in excess of US$5.0 billion, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. Seasonal “Mei-Yu” …

Global Disasters During May to Cost Insurers at Least $7B: Aon Report

Global disasters led to at least $7 billion in claims during May as insurers aid the recovery process following wildfires, floods, and storms, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. An historic wildfire caused catastrophic damage in …

Aon Benfield Enhances Poland Flood Model

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, has launched a new version of its catastrophe model to enhance understanding of the financial impact of floods in Poland. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon …

Natural Disaster Losses Hit Five-Year High in April: Aon Catastrophe Report

The global economy suffered the worst April natural disaster losses for five years, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. Earthquakes, convective storms and flooding contributed to the worldwide devastation, said Impact Forecasting, noting that a significant proportion of …

U.S. Storms in March Will Cost Insurers $2 Billion: Aon Benfield’s Cat Report

Insurers face a $2.0 billion bill following seven severe storm events across multiple states in March, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. Overall economic losses sustained to property, infrastructure and agriculture across the U.S. from these storms and …

El Niño Wreaks Havoc in February with Fiji Cyclone, Floods & Drought: Aon Report

The Southern Hemisphere registered its strongest tropical cyclone on record during February with Tropical Cyclone Winston, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. With maximum sustained winds of 295 kph (185 mph), Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall …