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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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Lloyd’s revises Harvey, Irma and Maria claims estimates to US$4.9 billion

October 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Lloyd’s has revised its net claims estimates for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to a combined US$3.9 billion, plus a preliminary claims estimate for Hurricane Maria of US$0.9 billion. In a statement on Monday, Lloyd’s also reported that the world’s specialist

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Analyzing near misses can help with capacity management, capital calibration: RMS, Lloyd’s

October 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurers and reinsurers can benefit by considering how near misses – such as an incident three months ago when an Air Canada Airbus A320 nearly landed on a taxiway with four passenger jets – might have become major disasters, Risk

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Massive botnet could “take down the Internet,” researchers warn

October 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A massive botnet is forming to create a cyber storm that could “take down the Internet,” researchers at cyber protection company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. warned on Thursday. Check Point said in a blog post that they have discovered

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Swiss Re estimates losses from recent hurricanes, Mexico earthquakes at US$3.6 billion

October 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Swiss Re has estimated its preliminary combined losses from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the earthquakes in Mexico to be approximately US$3.6 billion, net of retrocession and before tax. Of the total combined losses, claims from the two earthquakes

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Travelers reports lower net, core income in 2017 Q3 than in 2016 Q3

October 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A US$700 million pre-tax hit for catastrophe losses in 2017 Q3 contributed to Travelers Companies, Inc. seeing both its net income and core income drop compared to the prior-year quarter. The U.S. insurer’s net income amounted to US$293 million for

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Zurich estimates net claims related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria of US$700 million

October 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Zurich Insurance Group has become that latest insurer to estimate the impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria on its book of business. Zurich said in a press release on Thursday that it currently estimates aggregate claims in the third

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Some reinsurance programs ‘have been called upon four or five times’ in 2017: CMS

October 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

With analysts estimating catastrophe losses exceeding $100 billion to the property & casualty insurance industry in 2017, a law firm suggested Wednesday there is a risk disputes over reinstatement of reinsurance coverage and erosion limits, between North American insurers and

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ICLR researching wind damage on partially-built wood framed structures

October 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction is “seeking to better understand” why partially-built wood frame structures fail with high winds, ICLR said in a document it provided Monday to Canadian Underwriter. “Every year, several partially built single family homes, duplexes

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Actual U.S. homeowners’ loss ratio 10 points lower than modeled expected over past 10 years: Aon

October 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The catastrophe loss ratio, over 10 years, was 10 points lower than the modeled expected cat loss ratio in homeowners’ insurance in the United States, Aon plc suggested in a report released Monday. Aon Benfield Analytics released Monday its annual

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Hurricanes to date a capital event for reinsurers, 2017 could be even more costly Cat year than 2005

October 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The above-average activity for the Atlantic hurricanes season so far – a season that is not yet done – is already a capital event for p&c reinsurers and the remainder plus wildfire activity likely only contributes to nervousness, S&P Global

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Lloyd’s reports already paying US$738 million for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

October 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Lloyd’s market has now paid almost three quarters of a billion dollars (US$738 million) in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the world’s specialist insurance market said on Thursday. “When you get three catastrophic weather events as well