PERILS News

Europe’s Windstorm Burglind (aka Eleanor) Estimated to Cost $802.5M: PERILS

Initial insured losses for Extratropical Cyclone Burglind (also known as Eleanor) are estimated at 643 million (US$802.5 million), according to PERILS, the Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. On Jan. 2-3, the event caused significant damage across Austria, …

PERILS Raises Insured Loss Estimate for Germany-Austria’s Cyclone Herwart

PERILS AG has raised the loss estimate for windstorm Herwart which hit Austria and Germany on Oct. 29, 2017 to €255 million ($316.9 million). This compares to the initial loss estimate of €252 million ($313.2 million) which was issued on …

Insurance Protection Gap Is Growing Global Problem; Swiss Re, RenRe & WTW Comment

The insurance protection gap. It’s a phrase that will be increasingly heard over the coming years – because it is getting bigger. The protection gap is the difference between insured losses and economic losses, or uninsured losses. The protection gap …

Insured Losses for Europe’s Storm Egon Finalized at $329.7M by PERILS

The final insured loss estimate for windstorm Egon, which primarily affected France and Germany on Jan. 12-13, 2017, is €275 million (329.7 million), according to PERILS AG, the independent Zurich-based company that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. This final and …

Insured Losses for Germany’s Cyclone Xavier Rise to US$391.5M: PERILS

The insured property market loss for Extratropical Cyclone Xavier, which affected Germany on Oct. 5, 2017, has risen to €325 million (US$391.5 million)., according to data released by PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry catastrophe insurance data. PERILS’ …

Insured Losses for Germany-Austria’s Storm Herwart Estimated at $337.3M: PERILS

The initial insured property loss estimate for Extratropical Cyclone Herwart, which hit Austria and Germany on Oct. 29, 2017, is €252 million ($337.3 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. In line with …

UK, Ireland’s Storm Ophelia to Cost Insurers an Estimated $70.1M: PERILS

Insurance losses for Storm Ophelia, which hit Ireland and the United Kingdom on Oct. 16-17, are estimated at €60 million (US$70.1 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. The majority of the damage …

Insured Losses for Cyclone Xavier in Germany Estimated at $343.6M: PERILS

The initial estimate of the insured property market loss for Extratropical Cyclone Xavier, which primarily affected Germany on Oct. 5, 2017, is €291 million (US$343.6 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. In …

Loss Estimate for October 2016 Italian Quakes Rises to US$244.4M: PERILS

The property insurance market’s losses from the series of earthquakes to hit Central Italy between Oct. 26 and Oct. 30, 2016 has risen to €208 million (US$244.4 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry wide catastrophe …

PERILS Raises Insured Loss Estimate for Cyclone Debbie to A$1.7B (US$1.34B)

The property insurance market’s loss for tropical cyclone Debbie has risen to A$1.7 billion (US$1.34 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. This is the and third loss estimate PERILS has issued for …