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Price tag for the insured wildfire losses in Northwest Territories

November 20, 2023 by David Gambrill

Insured wildfire damage in Hay River and Yellowknife, NWT, during the summer — which led to Canada’s largest evacuation ever — cost the P&C insurance industry a total of more than $60 million, Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ) Inc. reported

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Where brokers writing construction coverage may see bottlenecks

March 31, 2023 Philip Porado

A significant rise in construction projects being submitted in Canada means lead underwriting time is critical, according to a 2023 Q1 Global Construction Rate Trend Report from WTW. “Staffing shortages and underwriting approval processes are causing delays in quote turn-around,”

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Where 2022 tallies for insured damages in Canada

January 18, 2023 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Severe weather events in 2022 gave Canada its third worst year for insured damage in the country’s history. Insured damage for severe weather events across Canada hit $3.1 billion last year, the third-highest total of NatCat losses in the nation’s

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Why the hard market may be here to stay

November 15, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Despite 17 quarters of rate increases, insurers return on equity (ROE) is still below target, and these hard market conditions may not be going anywhere for awhile, a Gallagher executive said during an industry webinar.  Broker’s clients may be able

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Swiss Re report shows trajectory of insured flood losses

September 2, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Insured flood losses doubled to $80 billion during 2011-20 compared to the previous decade, and global flood losses reached $20 billion alone in 2021, Swiss Re reports.  “Increased wealth, larger populations and urbanization have raised flood risk exposures across the

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After Dorian: Will Canada hit $2 billion in insured losses again this year?

October 7, 2019 by Jason Contant

Canada has already surpassed $1 billion in insured losses with nearly three months left in 2019, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). “Last year, insured damage from severe weather across Canada exceeded $2 billion, the fourth-highest amount of

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Economic losses top US$300 billion in 2017

December 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured losses from natural catastrophes in 2017, at more than US$130 billion, were more than double the average of the previous 10 years, and more than US$90 billion in losses is probably from three hurricanes alone, Swiss Re said Wednesday.

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Insured losses from October wildfires top $3 billion, California insurance department reports

November 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured losses from California’s October wildfires now top US$3 billion – a three-fold increase in just two weeks – according to updated claims loss data from the California Department of Insurance. Fifteen major insurers reported the updated $3.32 billion estimate

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Insured losses from Hurricane Irma already US$5.3 billion: Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

October 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Total estimated insured losses from Hurricane Irma in Florida have already topped US$5 billion, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (FOIR) has reported. Aggregate information compiled from claims data filed by insurers shows that total estimated insured losses are US$5,311,772,141.

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Karen Clark & Company estimates insured losses from Hurricane Maria at US$30 billion

September 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insured losses from Hurricane Maria will total almost US$30 billion, according to a flash estimate from catastrophe risk management firm Karen Clark & Company (KCC). The majority of losses – US$28.35 billion – will be from Puerto Rico, KCC said

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Insured losses from latest Mexico earthquake not expected to exceed US$1.2 billion: RMS

September 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Low insurance penetration rates across Mexico, particularly in residential lines, has prompted RMS to issue a preliminary estimate that insured losses from the Puebla earthquake in central Mexico on Sept. 19 will not exceed US$1.2 billion. “This estimate accounts for

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Hurricane Harvey highlights magnitude of insurance protection gap: Aon Benfield

September 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Flood losses from Hurricane Harvey have again highlighted the global insurance protection gap, Aon Benfield said in a newly released report. On Monday, Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc, released the September edition of