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Insurance Covered $90B of Natural Disaster Losses in 2018, Leaving 60% Protection Gap

The economic costs of last year’s 394 natural catastrophe events came to US$225 billion with insurance covering US$90 billion of the overall total, creating the fourth costliest year on record of insured losses, according to an Aon report titled “Weather, …

Final Insured Losses for Europe’s Storm Friederike/David Estimated at €1.7B: PERILS

The final loss estimate for Extratropical Cyclone Friederike, also known as David, reached €1.672 Billion ($1.906 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. This compares to the previous PERILS loss report of €1.675 …

Multiple Smaller Natural Disasters in 2018 Created ‘Unusual’ Insured Loss Picture: Willis

Insured loss estimates from major natural catastrophes in 2018 totaled roughly $71.5 billion, the highest since 2011’s annual market losses of $120 billion, according to Willis Re. However, the insured losses in 2018 are slightly less than half of those …

Global Insured Catastrophe Losses Decline to $20 Billion in H1: Swiss Re

Global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters during the first half of 2018 were US$20 billion, down from US$30 billion in H1 2017, according to Swiss Re Institute’s latest sigma study. On the other hand, during the first …

Loss Estimate for Europe’s Storm Friederike (aka DAVID) Rises to €1.7B ($2.0B): PERILS

The third insured loss estimate for extratropical Cyclone Friederike, also known as “David,” has risen to €1.675 billion ($2.0 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organisation that provides industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. PERILS’ third estimate of the insured property …

Insured Losses from Europe’s Storm Friederike Rise to €1.63B (US$2.0B): PERILS

PERILS AG has issued its second loss estimate of €1.63 billion for Europe’s windstorm Friederike, also known as David. Friederike caused property damage in the British Isles, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany on Jan. 17-18, 2018, said PERILS, the independent …

Europe’s Storm Friederike (aka David) to Cost Insurers €1.5B (US$1.8B): PERILS

The initial insured price tag for Extratropical Cyclone Friederike, also known as David, is an estimated €1.5 billion (US$1.8 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization that provides industry catastrophe insurance data. The event caused significant property damage across …

January Windstorms to Cost Europe’s Insurers More Than $2B: Aon

European windstorms Friederike, Eleanor and Carmen wreaked widespread damage in January, causing insured losses of more than $2 billion, according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. Of the Atlantic storm systems that hit …