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5 Lessons to Take Away from the California Wildfires

The California wildfires of 2018 were devastating, burning hundreds of thousands of acres, costing numerous lives and destroying thousands of properties. The California Department of Insurance in early December put the official tally for insured losses from the year’s major …

California Commissioner Wants Insurers to Waive Inventory Requirement for Wildfire Victims

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is asking residential insurers to pay at least 75 percent and up to 100 percent of personal property or contents coverage in the event of a total loss without requiring policyholders to provide detailed personal …

Allstate Says Losses from California Fires $670M, CEO Wants to Address Climate Change

Allstate this week announced estimated catastrophe losses for the month of November 2018 of $685 million, pre-tax ($541 million, after-tax). Catastrophe losses occurring in November comprised six events at an estimated cost of $679 million, pre-tax ($536 million, after-tax), plus …

Official Figure on Insured Losses for 2018 California Wildfires Reaches $9B

The official tally for insured losses from this year’s major California wildfires is $9.05 billion – for now. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Wednesday released official figures for losses from the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey …

Modeler: Insured Losses from Camp Wildfire in California at $6B to $9B

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that industry insured losses from the Camp Fire in Northern California will be between $6 billion and $9 billion, and taken together with the Woolsey fire in Southern California AIR estimates industry insured losses …

Modeler: Insured Losses from Woolsey Fire in Southern California at Least $2.5B

Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide on Friday said it estimates that insured losses from the Woolsey Fire in Southern California will be at least $2.5 billion. Moody’s on Thursday released estimates showing property/casualty insurers and reinsurers total insured losses …

California Wildfire Insured Losses at Billions of Dollars and Climbing

An analysis by catastrophe modeler RMS shows 15 wildfires are burning more than 280,000 acres in California have collectively destroyed nearly 7,000 homes and businesses and killed 31 people. Roughly 300,000 have been evacuated, while 12,000 firefighters are working on …

Carr Fire Losses May Reach $1.5B in Likely Another Destructive Season for California

California’s Carr wildfire has the potential to yield losses of up to $1.5 billion, according to a Moody’s report issued on Thursday. The fire has ravaged parts of Shasta County in or near Redding in the Northern part of the …

Fury of Hailstorms Battered Colorado, Insured Losses ‘Skyrocketing’

The hailstorms that hit Northern Colorado and the Denver-metro just over a week ago carried a $276.4 million insurance price tag. The storms followed a Southern Colorado hailstorm a week earlier that caused an estimated $169 million in insured losses. …

Colorado’s Hail Storm Damage Estimate for Last Year at $2.3B

The massive hail storm that pummeled Colorado’s northern Front Range a year ago generated nearly $900 million more in damage than first estimated, as claims from homeowners doubled in the months that followed. The Denver Post reported this week that …