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N.Y. Updates Insurance Company Disaster Response, Recovery Plan Requirements

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued updated disaster response and recovery plan requirements for all insurance companies licensed to conduct business in New York state. It issued these updated requirements in light of disasters that may …

Natural Disasters Cost Insurers a Record $144 Billion in 2017: Swiss Re’s sigma

Global insured losses from natural catastrophes were US$144 billion in 2017, the highest-ever recorded in a single year, according to the latest sigma study from the Swiss Re Institute. The biggest losses came from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM), …

2017’s Natural Hazards and the Destruction They Brought: CoreLogic

CoreLogic’s annual Natural Hazard Risk Summary and Analysis shows that 2017 was a year of relatively average activity for most U.S. natural hazards with the exception of wildfires in California and flooding from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The annual report …

2017 ‘One of Worst’ for U.S. Weather with 15 Events Costing $1 Billion or More

In the year that President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris accord and downplayed global warming as a security threat, the U.S. received a harsh reminder of the perils of the rise in the planet’s temperature: a destructive rash …

2017 Hurricane Season Ranks as Costliest Ever for U.S.

This year’s U.S. Atlantic hurricane season is officially the most expensive ever, racking up $202.6 billion in damages since the formal start on June 1. The costs tallied by disaster modelers Chuck Watson and Mark Johnson surpass anything they’ve seen …

Munich Re Reports Q3 Loss of $1.6B; Tallies Industry Hurricane Losses at $100B

Insured losses from three big hurricanes in North America this year have cost the industry around $100 billion, German reinsurance giant Munich Re said on Thursday. Damages from storms Harvey, Irma and Maria of that magnitude would exceed by far …

Lancashire Reports Q3 Loss of $136.4M on High Natural Catastrophe Claims

Lancashire Holdings Ltd reported a third-quarter pretax loss after what looks set to be the costliest quarter ever for insurers and reinsurers due to natural catastrophes, but said it was seeing some evidence of an increase in pricing. The property …

Swiss Re Posts $468M 9-Month Loss, Anticipates Re/Insurance Rate Hikes

A rise in insurance premiums, especially in areas affected by recent hurricanes and disasters, will help Swiss Re recover from almost half a billion dollars of losses in the first nine months of this year, it said on Thursday. “We …

Global Re/Insurers Seek Premium Hikes After Costly 3rd Quarter

Insurers and reinsurers around the globe are looking to raise rates after what looks set to be their most costly quarter on record. Hurricanes Irma and Maria alone caused as much as $135 billion in insured losses, according to modeling …

XL Group Q3 Reports Losses in Excess of $1B on Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria

XL Group reported losses exceeding $1 billion for the 2017 third quarter, blaming Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria for the results. The net loss of $1.04 billion for Q3 amounted to negative-$4.06 per fully diluted share, compared to $70.6 million …