RMS pegs Hurricane Isaias loss estimates as high as $5 billion

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The insured total loss estimates in the United States include those from NFIP claims. The Risk Management Solutions (RMS) catastrophe risk modeling firm has predicted that the total insured losses associated with Hurricane Isaias in the United States will be between $3 billion and $4.5 billion. The Atlantic storm caused less than $500 million in insured damage in the Caribbean, said RMS. The US estimate includes the losses the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) covered from Hurricane Isaias. Those were estimated to have fallen between $400 million and $700 million,…

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Insured Hurricane Dorian damage could bring $25 billion in losses to the industry

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UBS research shows that insurers may face tens of billions in losses because of the intense storm. Hurricane Dorian damage may cost over $25 billion in claims payouts from insurance companies, according to international financial services firm U.B.S. Damage to the Bahamas, the US coast and Canada was widespread and substantial. The bank had initially predicted that there would be between $5 and $40 billion in damage caused by the storm. More recently, U.B.S. narrowed its forecast to $15 billion as more specific Hurricane Dorian damage data became available. Now,…

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