AIR Worldwide Updates Estimates of Insured Value of U.S. Coastal Properties

BOSTON, June 3, 2013 – Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide has released an update to its “The Coastline at Risk” report. The update presents and discusses AIR’s most recent estimates of the insured value of residential and commercial properties in states along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast of the United States. While above-average sea surface temperatures in the last nearly two decades have elevated hurricane activity in the open Atlantic, there is a far more certain driver of U.S. hurricane risk that the insurance industry faces. It is the…

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Property insurance rates in Mississippi even out but insurers still wary

The Mississippi Insurance Commissioner, Mike Chaney, is reporting that property insurance rates in the state are leveling off. Chaney spoke Tuesday at a luncheon hosted by the Gulf Coast Business Club. Predictions of an unusually active hurricane season earlier this year from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spurred a sharp rise in insurance rates in Mississippi and neighboring states. The momentum seems to have died out, however, a trend that Chaney believes is due to models that suggest many storms will be diverted to Texas or up the East…

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