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Hurricane Season

Hurricane losses in 2017 have served as a wake-up call to a (re)insurance market which has not seen a season with multiple landfalling events for 12 years.


Hurricane Maria: On the ground in Puerto Rico

Hurricane's widespread damage in Puerto Rico has presented loss adjusters with logistical challenges when assessing claims from the eventui
North America Puerto Rico Hurricane Season

Hurricane Maria: Understanding the impact to your business

With modelled loss estimates suggesting an industry impact of anywhere between $15bn and $85bn for Hurricane Maria, Insurance Day’s analysis helps you understand the drivers between such a large range in loss estimates.

Hurricane Maria: critical factors driving the range of estimates from AIR and RMS

Assessments how much of Puerto Rico was impacted by Maria’s maximum winds and the resulting expectations of levels of damage to industrial facilities are at the heart of differences between the two loss projections

Puerto Rico Hurricane Season Losses

Harvey and Irma caused $655m in damage to recreational boats

Combined losses from the two storms on a par with 2012's Hurricane Sandy

Claims impact and Loss Assessment

(Re)insurers have faced major challenges in calculating exposures from these events, compounded by differing views from catastrophe modelling firms as to the ultimate industry cost.


Market implications and opportunities

With 2017 set to become one of the largest loss years on record, Insurance Day examines the likely impact on market conditions


The 2017 hurricane season has presented the biggest challenge yet for the insurance-linked securities sector, but may also open up new opportunities


Latest From Hurricane Season

Loss bill questions blur renewal clarity

Underwriters have to plan for 2018 lacking crucial information

North America Europe

Business Briefing: London must regain its swagger

Top executives grapple with the challenges facing the London market 
London Lloyds

Hurricane Maria: Population movements key to BI loss development

Mass movement of people out of Puerto Rico and on to the US mainland could drive up business interruption losses
North America Puerto Rico

Alternative capital to take $29bn hit from Q3 cats: Jefferies

Traditional re/insurers' reported losses will rise in coming quarters to cover a $20bn gap, analysts say
North America Property

AIR lowers Maria loss range to $27bn to $48bn

Down from initial estimate of $40bn to $85bn
North America Puerto Rico

Fema files reinsurance claim to recover more than $1bn in NFIP losses

NFIP losses from Hurricane Harvey expected to total between $8.5bn and $9.5bn
Hurricane Season Losses
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