Insurance industry is suffering from the impact of climate change

Insurance Industry - Climate Change loss

According to a new Capgemini report, only about 8 percent of insurers are adequately preparing. Climate change has been causing harm to the insurance industry, but only about 8 percent of insurers are adequately preparing for the impact of its risks, according to a report published by Capgemini consultants and the Efma industry body. Losses from natural disasters have exploded by 250 percent over the last three decades. The report stated that over the last thirty years, insured natural catastrophe losses have risen by a tremendous 250 percent. Severe storms…

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California Assemblymember Levine’s wildfire budget aims to reduce insurance premiums

Insurance premiums - Reduce costs - wildfires

Levine has called for $10 billion to boost defensible space and reduce the cost of coverage. California Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) has announced a $10 billion budget request as Governor Newsome readies for the May budget revision. The revision is expected to show surplus funds that could potentially be greater than $68 billion. Levine wants half of the $10 billion wildfire risk budget to be aimed at home hardening strategy implementation in areas of high wildfire risk. He is also seeking to ensure that insurance premiums can be reduced,…

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These states generate the most hurricane insurance claims in the US

Hurricane insurance claims

State Farm released a list of the locations where the severe storms cause the most covered damage. State Farm received 119,000 hurricane insurance claims last year, and they all came from policyholders that had covered properties in 9 states. There was a total of approximately $1.2 billion in claims paid out to the affected policyholders. The hurricane insurance claims were paid for the repair and rebuilding of homes damaged by the storms. The State Farm data from last year include the storms called Henri, Nicholas, and Ida. They impacted 9…

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Insurance industry official calls for more climate change risk assessment

Insurance industry - Risk Assessment Climate Change

At the same time, the III CEO said that what is not needed is for politics to get in the way. Insurance Information Institute (III) CEO Sean Kevelighan has said that it’s time for the insurance industry to focus on assessing climate risk while putting aside politics that stand in the way of assisting communities most vulnerable to those risks. The non-profit III has a focus on public education and outreach with over 60 insurer members. The III, also known as Triple-I, has been working hard to educate and support…

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Louisiana consumers who filed home insurance claims have differing satisfaction levels

Home insurance claims - Claim Form

While some residents who filed with insurers in the last two years are satisfied, many are not. New research shows that Louisiana residents who filed home insurance claims within the last two years are split regarding their satisfaction with their experience. The research showed that there is a nearly even split between those who were satisfied and those who weren’t. The research was conducted by the Public Policy Research Lab at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs. What they found was that…

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Insurance commissioners establish new climate risk reporting for insurers

Insurance commissioners - Reporting

NAIC announced that 15 states have adopted a new way for these risks to be reported. The spring meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) in Kansas City, Missouri, came with an announcement that 15 regulators have adopted a new standard for insurers to use to report risks related to climate change. The bipartisan initiative was led by California’s Ricardo Lara and Florida’s David Altmaier. This initiative led by the California and Florida insurance commissioners complemented the Internal Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The standard of…

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Flood insurance program overhaul began this month

Flood insurance - Revision

Despite opposition, Risk Rating 2.0 has gone into effect with revisions expected for 5 million policies. Opponents to the Risk Rating 2.0 did their best to stop the flood insurance program overhaul from becoming a reality, but those members of Congress were unable to do so, and it became effective as of the start of this month. The federal government program’s change will now impact millions of property owners. The Risk Rating 2.0 restructuring has revised the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), impacting the premiums of about 5 million policyholders.…

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