Posts Tagged ‘flood’
A significant severe weather outbreak has affected areas from East Texas to the Florida Peninsula to South Carolina. These severe thunderstorms were enabled in an especially favorable environment to produce reports of tornadoes, hail and nontornadic wind gusts. One significant tornado has been confirmed by the National Weather Service to affect areas of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Probable significant tornadoes have also been reported in South Georgia. Significant property damage has been reported for areas affected by these tornadoes. Media reports also indicate downed trees and powerlines with light property damage in areas affected by other weaker tornadoes and nontornadic wind gusts. At least 19 fatalities have been reported by the media, and our first thoughts and concerns are with those directly affected by this event.
The table lists the latest estimates for the top ten significant insured loss events for 2016.
Here is a look back at the top CAT-i stories for the year 2016.
Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in the United States: National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP): Part II
The new reinsurance program consists of a USD 1 million limit to protect against flood claim losses to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that exceed USD 5 million in order to test the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) ability to receive reinsurance claim payments and process reinstatement premium. Once that USD 1 million limit is exhausted, the reinsurance will be reinstated for an additional USD 1 million limit to protect against large flooding events that generate losses to the NFIP in excess of USD 5.5 billion. Given the geographic spread of NFIP policyholders, such events would most likely result from flood losses that were related to a large tropical storm or hurricane.
Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in the United States: National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP): Part I
Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Part III: Highlights of Recent Public Sector Initiatives
Charles Whitmore, Managing Director
Following years of planning by the insurance Industry and negotiation with a wide group of stakeholders including the government, Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and others, Flood Re launched in April 2016. The overarching aim of the market-based scheme is to ensure better access to more affordable household insurance for those in high flood risk areas.
Public Sector Risk Financing Perspectives in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Part II: Public Sector Strategic Initiatives in EMEA
Charles Whitmore, Managing Director
Organizations throughout EMEA have significantly increased the establishment of strategic initiatives to close the protection gap and improve society’s ability to recover from the devastating impact of natural catastrophe losses. Marsh & McLennan Companies’ Risk & Insurance Services Segment, comprised of Guy Carpenter and Marsh, have developed resources and expertise to help clients in this area.
Earthquakes in Taiwan and the Kumamoto prefecture of Japan and floods in southern China were the largest events. The reinsurance share of these losses appears modest. Barring a major catastrophe before the end of the year, catastrophe reinsurers are expected to return a healthy profit in Asia Pacific for the fourth year in a row.
Nick Frankland, CEO EMEA, Guy Carpenter
The gap between insured losses and total economic losses remains stubbornly large - Swiss Re estimates that only 30 percent of global catastrophe losses in the ten years prior to 2015 were covered by insurance. Consequently, the remainder of the loss, USD 1.3 trillion, was borne by individuals, firms and governments, and this burden is increasing. Swiss Re estimates uninsured losses more than doubled from 0.08 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP) for the ten years from 1976 through 1985 to 0.17 percent for the years 2006 through 2015.