Australia hailstorms News

January’s Hailstorms in Australia Cost Insurers an Estimated A$1.8B (US$1.3B): PERILS

The industry loss footprint for the January 2020 Australian hailstorms, which occurred Jan. 19-21, 2020, are estimated at A$1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. The figure is based on …

Australia’s 4 Summer Natural Disasters Cost Insurers More Than US$3.44 Billion

The cost of insurance claims from four natural catastrophes during Australia’s 2019-2020 summer has passed A$5.19 billion (US$3.44 billion), said the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA). Thousands of new claims and property loss assessments have pushed total claims to more …

Insured Property Losses for Australia’s January Hailstorms Hit A$670M: PERILS

The initial insured property losses for January’s hailstorms in Australia are estimated at A$670 million (US$746.7 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. The storms occurred Jan. 19-21, 2020 and affected the Australian …

Insured Losses from Australia’s Hailstorms Hit US$352.5 Million

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has declared a catastrophe for damage caused by hailstorms that struck eastern Melbourne, the Australian Capital Territory and parts of New South Wales on Sunday and Monday (Jan. 19-Jan. 20). Insured losses from the …

Insured Property Losses for December 2018 Sydney Hailstorms Rise to A$798M: PERILS

The fourth and final insured property loss estimate for the hailstorms that hit the greater Sydney region in December 2018 rose to A$798 million ($553.2 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. This …

Insured Property Losses for December 2018 Sydney Hailstorms Rise to A$766M: PERILS

Insured losses for the hailstorms, which hit the greater Sydney region on Dec. 20, 2018, have risen to A$766 million (US$526.6 million), according to PERILS, in its third loss estimate for the storms. PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides …

PERILS Lowers Loss Estimate for December 2018 Sydney Hailstorms to A$633M

PERILS AG disclosed its second loss estimate of A$633 million (US$449.2 million) for the hailstorms which affected the greater Sydney region on Dec. 20, 2018. The estimate also includes the losses from the storm activity in southeastern Queensland on Dec. …

Insured Losses from Sydney Hailstorms Estimated at A$635M (US$457.5M): PERILS

Initial insured property losses for December’s hailstorms in Sydney are estimated at A$635 million (US$457.5 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. The hailstorms affected the greater Sydney region on Dec. 20, 2018, …

Everest Re Estimates Q4 2018 Catastrophe Losses of $695 Million

Everest Re Group, Ltd. expects to incur in the fourth quarter 2018 catastrophe losses of $695 million, net of reinsurance, reinstatement premiums and taxes. The catastrophe losses were related to the fourth quarter 2018 events of Hurricane Michael which affected …

New South Wales Hailstorm Triggers Australia Catastrophe Declaration

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) last week declared a catastrophe following storms that caused extensive hail and water damage across Sydney and the Central Coast in New South Wales (NSW). As of Dec. 21, insurers had received more than …