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Change in exposure driving widening gap between insured, economic losses following disaster events

September 14, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

CALGARY – A dramatic loss scenario around disaster events is developing globally, contributing to a widening gap between insured and economic losses, Alex Kaplan, senior vice president of global partnerships for Swiss Re, suggested earlier this week during the RIMS

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Louisiana floods to cost U.S. economy between US$10-15 billion: Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting

September 8, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The recent flooding in Louisiana is expected to cost the economy of the United States between US$10 billion and US$15 billion, with public and private insured losses expected in the low-digit single billions, according to Aon Benfield’s latest Global Catastrophe

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Flash estimate for insured losses from Hurricane Hermine US$500 million: KCC

September 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The current flash estimate of insured losses associated with Hurricane Hermine – likely to produce in excess of 50,000 claims – approaches US$500 million, with total economic damages almost US$1 billion, Karen Clark & Company (KCC) reported Friday. “The storm

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Fort McMurray wildfire accounts for 98% of H1 insured cat losses in Canada, 29% of PCS-designated North American losses

August 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Fort McMurray wildfire accounted for 98% of first-half insured catastrophe losses in Canada and 29% of Property Claim Services (PCS)-designated North American cat losses for the period, according to a preliminary estimate from the company. Insurers affected by the

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Recent earthquakes a reminder that events can happen anywhere: I.I.I.

August 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The recent earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar are a warning to homeowners and business owners in regions that may also be at risk to consider purchasing earthquake insurance, notes the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Just 10% of homeowners in the U.S. have

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Saturated ground means more rain could spur more flooding in southern Louisiana: AIR Worldwide

August 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Additional rainfall could result in more flooding in southern Louisiana, already hit hard by extensive flooding associated with one of the state’s most catastrophic, non-tropical cyclone-triggered flood events in decades. “In the event of further rainfall, the region’s flat topography,

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Almost $65 million in insured damage from severe summer storm in Alberta, Saskatchewan

August 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A severe storm that swept through southern Alberta and Saskatchewan in the third week of July has prompted an insured damage estimate of almost $65 million, reports Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), based on figures provided by Catastrophe Indices and

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Insured losses from Colorado Springs “hail bomb” storm estimated at US$352.8 million

August 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A late July hailstorm that pelted the Colorado Springs area with golf- and tennis ball-sized hail cost an estimated US$352.8 million in insured losses, according to the non-profit Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA), an organization affiliated with the Insurance

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Homes more resistant to ignition by embers had improved survival in Fort Mac wildfire, “luck” not a factor: ICLR report

August 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Surviving homes in otherwise decimated neighbourhoods of Fort McMurray hit by this spring’s massive wildfire were more resistant to ignition by embers, notes a preliminary report issued by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR). Home survival is not random

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Total economic losses from disaster events in H1 2016 up 38% to US$71 billion, insurance industry covered 44%: Swiss Re

August 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Total economic losses from disaster events in the first half of the year rose by 38% to US$71 billion from the same time last year, primarily due to natural catastrophes, according to preliminary sigma estimates from Swiss Re. Of the

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Direct economic impact of Fort McMurray wildfire expected to reach US$5 billion: Impact Forecasting

July 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The overall direct economic impact of the Fort McMurray wildfire is expected to approach US$5 billion once all attributable losses are realized, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development centre of excellence. “The first half of 2016 ended

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Endurance’s estimated financial impact of several Cat events in 2016 Q2, including Alberta wildfires, is US$55.5 million

July 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Bermuda-based Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. reported Thursday that the company’s initial estimated net negative financial impact of several catastrophic events in 2016 Q2, including the wildfires in Alberta, is US$55.5 million. The events included in the initial estimate include the