Number of Hail Damage Insurance Claims Up 84% Since 2010

July 18, 2013

Insurance claims resulting from hail storm damage increased 84 percent in 2012 from their 2010 level, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

In 2010, there were 467,602 hail damage claims filed. That number increased to 689,267 in 2011 and to 861,597 in 2012—an overall increase of 84 percent from 2010 to 2012.

The nation has experienced severe storms (wind, tornado, hail) that are occurring with more intensity and affecting more areas of the country.

The property damage can be as minimal as a few broken shingles to total destruction of buildings. The report focuses just on insurance claims resulting from hail damage.

Over two million hail damage claims were processed from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012. During this period, the top five states generating hail damage claims were Texas (320,823), Missouri (138,857), Kansas (126,490), Colorado (118,118) and Oklahoma (114,168).

The claims activity follows the hail storm activity as posted on the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, Texas was the state with the most hail storm events with 557, 741 and 795, respectively.

The NICB is using the report to educate homeowners about possible contractor fraud following a hail storm.

Latest Comments

  • July 23, 2013 at 9:54 am
    jw says:
    The article seems to be only about the USA.
  • July 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    saeed says:
    this figure is from all over the world??
  • July 22, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    MrInsuranceBrokerSF says:
    Insurers want us all to be thanking God for them not raising our rates even more than they have. The nature of the business is spread of risk, because if a single homeowner ha... read more
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