Reinsurance News


News on catastrophe and man-made losses that impact or could impact the reinsurance industry and reinsurers around the globe.

Claims paid from recent Japanese catastrophes rise into the billions

25th September 2018

The latest data from the General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) reveals that insurance claims paid for July rains and floods in the country has now approached $1.5 billion (JPY 165.7 billion), while insurance claims paid following the Osaka prefecture area earthquake now total almost $770 million (JPY 86.6bn). In recent ... Read the full article

Up to $10bn insured flood losses from Florence, estimates CoreLogic

25th September 2018

Catastrophe risk modelling specialist CoreLogic estimates that industry flood losses resulting from hurricane Florence will fall between $6 billion and $10 billion, with the National Flood Protection Program shouldering between $2 billion and $5 billion of that figure. CoreLogic estimates the uninsured flood loss to be between $13 billion and $18.5 ... Read the full article

Insured Florence losses as high as $5bn: RMS

25th September 2018

Global catastrophe risk modeller RMS estimates an insured loss from hurricane Florence of between $2.8 billion and $5 billion; a figure that includes a $800 million to $1.2 billion loss for the National Flood Insurance Program. The estimate includes losses associated with wind, storm surge, and inland flood damage across North ... Read the full article

Allstate reports cat losses of $186mn for August 2018

21st September 2018

The Allstate Corporation, one of the largest primary insurers in the U.S, has reported estimated catastrophe losses of $186 million pre-tax ($147 million after-tax) for the month of August 2018. Catastrophe losses consisted of 16 events that cost an estimated $137 million pre-tax, as well as unfavourable reserve re-estimates for prior ... Read the full article

PCS designates Lürssen shipyard fire, as market braces for major loss

21st September 2018

Property Claim Services (PCS) has designated the recent Lürssen shipyard fire as an event under its PCS Global Marine & Energy product, triggering the process to monitor, aggregate and report on the insurance and reinsurance industry loss. PCS launched its Global Marine and Energy loss aggregation solution in April 2017, ... Read the full article

RMS and CCRS collaborate on new data schema covering $554tn of insurance exposure

19th September 2018

Global catastrophe risk modeller RMS has collaborated with the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies (CCRS), part of The University of Cambridge, to develop and launch a new Data Definitions Document v1.0 for 14 different classes of insurance exposure. The new, published insurance exposure Data Definitions Document v1.0 offers a standardised schema ... Read the full article

Hurricane Florence insured losses between $1.7bn & $4.6bn: AIR

18th September 2018

AIR Worldwide, the catastrophe risk modelling arm of Verisk Analytics, estimates that insured losses inflicted by Hurricane Florence’s winds and storm surge will range from $1.7 billion and $4.6 billion; though these figures do not include a range of factors including the ongoing flooding that is expected. “Hurricane Florence, once a ... Read the full article

$15bn Florence losses could support P&C pricing, says Morgan Stanley

17th September 2018

Morgan Stanley has released an insured loss estimate of between $5 billion and $15 billion for damages relating to Hurricane Florence, which made landfall in North Carolina on Thursday night, and has suggested that losses could support property and casualty (P&C) re/insurance pricing. Florence was downgraded from a Category 4 to ... Read the full article

KCC releases $2.5bn insured loss estimate for Hurricane Florence

17th September 2018

Insured losses resulting from Hurricane Florence, which has battered North and South Carolina with strong winds and intense rainfall since making landfall on Thursday night, are expected to total just $2.5 billion, according catastrophe modeller Karen Clark & Co. (KCC). KCC’s estimate, which is based on the firm’s high-resolution U.S Hurricane ... Read the full article

Japan’s Insured loss from Typhoon Jebi as high as $5.5bn, estimates RMS

17th September 2018

Typhoon Jebi, which hit Japan earlier this month, is expected to inflict between $3 billion and $5.5 billion (¥340 to ¥620 billion) in insured losses, according to the latest estimate from catastrophe risk modeller RMS. Approximately 80% of the loss is said to have come from the Kansai region, where Jebi ... Read the full article

CoreLogic puts Hurricane Florence insured loss estimate at $3-5bn

14th September 2018

Catastrophe risk modelling specialist CoreLogic has released an updated loss estimate for Hurricane Florence, putting insured property losses for both residential and now commercial properties at between $3 billion and $5 billion. CoreLogic previously said that Florence could threaten 758,657 residential home with a reconstruction cost value (RCV) of $170.2 billion, ... Read the full article

Hurricane Florence could cause insured losses of $20bn, says RMS

11th September 2018

Insured losses from Hurricane Florence, the Category 4 storm currently bearing down on the U.S east coast, could cause insured losses of between $15 billion and $20 billion, according to catastrophe modeller Risk Management Solutions (RMS). Meanwhile, data analysis from CoreLogic shows that storm surge damage from Florence could threaten 758,657 ... Read the full article

Insured losses from Japan’s Typhoon Jebi may reach $4.5 billion: AIR Worldwide

10th September 2018

Typhoon Jebi, which made landfall in Japan on September 4, could cause industry insured losses of between JPY 257 billion (US $2.3 billion) and JPY 502 billion ($4.5 billion), according to estimates from AIR Worldwide, the catastrophe risk modelling arm of Verisk Analytics. As the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, ... Read the full article

Insured losses from Carr and Mendocino Complex wildfires to exceed $845mn

7th September 2018

Insured residential and commercial losses from the Carr and Mendocino Complex wildfires, which burnt through Northern California from late July through August 2018, are expected to exceed $845 million, according to the California Department of Insurance (CDI). More than 10,000 claims have been filed related to the fires, which collectively damaged ... Read the full article

H1 natural catastrophes will have “limited impact” on reinsurers: S&P

6th September 2018

Losses relating to natural catastrophe events that have occurred thus far in 2018 are likely to have only a “limited impact” on reinsurers, with primary insurers and the U.S National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expected to bear the majority of the costs, according to a recent report by S&P Global ... Read the full article