Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) News

Insurance Council of Australia Declares Catastrophe for New South Wales Bushfires

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) on Nov. 9 declared a catastrophe for the bushfires blazing in northern New South Wales. The catastrophe declaration is for communities on the mid-north coast affected by bushfires that have reportedly destroyed more than …

Australia Braces for Another Week of Devastating Bushfires

Australia is bracing for another week of devastating bushfires, with swaths of the eastern seaboard and even areas of greater Sydney facing a “catastrophic” threat that’s unprecedented at this time of year. It’s the first time authorities have set the …

Insurance Council of Australia Declares Catastrophe for Queensland Floods

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) declared a catastrophe for insurance policyholders who have been affected by torrential rain and flooding in the northeastern Australian state of Queensland. “The Queensland government and emergency services have informed the Insurance Council that …

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 …

AIR Worldwide Launches Severe Thunderstorm Model for Australia

Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide announced it has released a severe thunderstorm model for Australia, which captures all three sub-perils – hail, tornado and straight-line wind – to help companies assess and manage severe thunderstorm risk. The AIR Severe …

U.S. Weather in March to Cost Insurers More than $2 Billion: Aon

Four severe weather outbreaks in the U.S. throughout March led to extensive damage in the central and eastern parts of the country, costing the insurance industry in excess of US$2.0 billion, according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon …

Insured Losses from New South Wales’ Bushfires & Hailstorms Pass US$53.7M

Combined losses from the two New South Wales catastrophes of bushfires and hailstorms, have passed A$70 million (US$53.7 million), according to the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA). As of Feb. 20, insured losses for the NSW bushfires had reached A$28.5 …

NSW Bushfires to Cost Insurers at Least US$15.3M: Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has declared an insurance catastrophe for bushfires that have destroyed homes, stock and other assets across New South Wales, providing an initial insured loss estimate of at least A$20 million (US$15.3 million). That figure …

Insured Losses from Australia’s Storms Rise to $41.6M

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has expanded the footprint of the latest insurance catastrophe to include the east coast of Victoria and Tasmania’s northern and eastern coastlines. The declaration increases the insurance claims and losses attributable to the severe …

Australia’s Storms Estimated to Cost Insurers $28 Million: Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has declared an insurance catastrophe after the storms that pounded the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales (NSW) over the weekend. By Monday, June 6, insurers had received more than 11,150 claims …