Insurance industry is seeing a hugely costly winter

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Some have said that this will be among the 5 most expensive winters in over 30 years. The Insurance Information Institute has now released its predictions about the costs associated with this last winter for the insurance industry, and has determined that the payments resulting from storms have now reached over $1.5 billion. As this week has shown in many parts of the country, the snowstorms aren’t done for the year. Now, the Verisk Analytics Property Claims Services firm has estimated that there were already about 175,000 claims paid to…

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Insurance industry could face losses of $5 billion from storms

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American insurers may be facing a growing number of severe weather issues such as tornadoes. According to the disaster modeling company, Eqecat, the United States insurance industry could find that the insured losses from severe storms and tornadoes that occurred last week may come with a bill of $5 billion. The estimate from the firm falls within a range of $2 billion to $5 billion, with most linked to the Moore tornado. Though this is still quite early after the Moore, Oklahoma tornado from May 20, for the insurance industry…

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Insurance news from Swiss Re reveals Sandy and extreme weather loss estimates

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The Superstorm and other disasters were found to have caused $77 billion in insured losses. The second largest reinsurer on the globe has issued its insurance news data regarding natural catastrophes as well as manmade disasters last year accumulated a cost to the industry of $77 billion. This makes 2012 the third most costly year that the industry has ever recorded. According to the Swiss Re insurance news report, there were over 300 different disasters and catastrophes last year. Together, they led to the loss of more than 14,000 lives.…

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Insurance industry costs weren’t kind to Lloyds Banking

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The expenses from that sector have led the company to experience a loss in 2012. Lloyds Banking Group has been able to essentially slash its losses in half in 2012, despite the fact that it had to come up with a tremendous amount of money to set aside in order to make payments for the insurance industry scandal in which it mis-sold coverage products. Its full year loss has now been revealed to be £1.34 billion ($2 billion) which is much lower than its 2011 deficit. The bank has now…

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Aon report focuses on impact of US natural disasters

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US disasters deal costly blow to global insurance industry, according to Aon Aon Benfield, a leading reinsurance and catastrophe modeling firm, has released its latest Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report. The report highlights the impact that natural disasters have had throughout the world and how these disasters have hit the global insurance industry and economy. According to the report, two of the world’s costliest natural disasters occurred in the U.S. While these disasters were largely confined to the borders of the country, Aon notes that their influence has sent…

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Hurricane insurance losses from mammoth storm reaches billions

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Sandy left a wide path of destruction in her wake when it slammed the U.S. North East. Although residents of the North Eastern United States had been hoping for the best, the hurricane insurance losses resulting from Sandy will likely hit the $5 billion mark and above. Insurers and others in the industry are already crunching the numbers from the “frankenstorm”. Even before beginning to perform these calculations, it was clear to the hurricane insurance industry that the numbers would run well into the billions. Fitch Rating, for example, said…

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