Natural disasters have affected about 1 in 3 American small businesses

Natural Disaster damage insurance trends

A new app has been developed by Allstate in order to help these companies to prepare for such events. Regardless of how much entrepreneurs would like to deny the truth of the matter, natural disasters do happen, and about one third of U.S. companies are affected by them at some point in their existence. These can come in the form of severe rainstorms, snowstorms, earthquakes, wind, flooding and other catastrophes. When these natural disasters strike, insurance claims are much easier to make when certain basic steps have been taken in…

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Predictions for the 2015 tornado season for the insurance industry and its customers

2015 tornado season insurance

The forecast has shown that it is likely that Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas will be hardest hit. As the 2015 tornado season has already started to arrive with a frightening start, many policyholders and the insurance industry, alike, are now looking to forecasts to see what the rest of the year will be like based on the latest weather analyses. Some of the most recent predictions have said that Tornado Alley will need to be on the watch, this year. The predictions from various sources about the 2015 tornado season…

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Severe weather is forcing the insurance industry to look twice at strategies

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Following three solid years of dramatic catastrophes from storms and droughts, insurers may need to re-think underwriting. Climate change and severe weather are beginning to change the size, frequency, and nature of claims that are being faced by the insurance industry over the last four to five years, and it is reaching the point that insurers are starting to be advised by national groups to begin rethinking their underwriting strategies. The insured losses are on the rise from claims resulting from storms, flooding, and drought have been. According to the…

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Insurance industry cautions that weather disasters on the rise

Canada flood insurance industry

Officials in Canada are cautioning consumers and insurers that storms are getting stronger. The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has released a statement that cautions the insurance industry that the severity, frequency, and therefore the cost of extreme weather in the country is on the increase. It also noted that Alberta has experienced the greatest increase in severe weather occurrences. According to Don Forgeron, from the IBC, “The insurance industry claim payouts are the canary in the coal mine.” The amount of damage caused by severe weather events, and the…

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