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Allstate estimates $177m pre-tax cat loss for September

18th October 2018 - Author: Staff Writer

Allstate Corporation, one of the largest primary insurers in the U.S, has announced estimated pre-tax – and likely post-reinsurance, although this is unable to be confirmed – catastrophe losses for September 2018 of $177 million ($140 million after-tax).

Allstate logo newThis follows the $186 million pre-tax loss estimate Allstate posted for the month of August.

Cat losses occurring in September consisted of 13 events at an estimated pre-tax cost of $145 million, plus unfavourable reserve re-estimates of prior reported cat losses.

Hurricane Florence, which made landfall on 14 September, accounted for approximately 50% of September event cat losses.

Allstate had previously announced a combined $448 million in pre-tax estimated cat losses ($354 million after-tax) from the months of July and August, bringing the pre-tax total for Q3 to $625 million ($494 million after-tax).

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This Q3 total is significantly higher than the pre-tax, post-reinsurance $264 million figure posted by Travelers earlier today.

Allstate’s cat loss estimates do not include hurricane Michael, which made landfall on 10 October.

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