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 in Canada hurting from extreme weather

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The large number of severe storms have been taking their toll on insurers across the country. A growing number of signs of uncertainty have been popping up in the insurance industry in Canada following the storms that have been striking various areas causing flooding, hail, winds, and other damaging weather events. This was topped off when one of the major banks in the country came out with one of its own early warning signs. Only weeks after the province of Alberta was struck with historic flooding, during which time the…

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