Cyclone program making insurance news in Australia

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A taskforce is looking into various options such as a reinsurance pool backed by the government. The Abbott government is making insurance news as it considers making financial support available to reduce the premiums that are being paid in certain regions of Australia that are particularly prone to cyclone damage. There have been a number of different potential options presented by the government for this purpose. Among those making the top insurance news include a government-backed reinsurance pool, or a form of coverage specific to cyclones that is provided by…

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Insurance industry won’t hurt too much from Cyclone Phailin

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It is believed that the losses will be less than an estimated $1.6 million, possibly much less. On Saturday, Cyclone Phailin smashed its way through Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in India, following a massive evacuation of the area, leaving the world and the insurance industry to wonder what would be left behind. Officials are now saying that there may not be very large losses for insurers to have to face. According to those officials from the insurance industry, the largest amounts of destruction were sustained by “kuchcha houses” (which are…

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Homeowners insurance in Australia may see considerable increases

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Some areas are being seen as higher risks for flooding, fires, and drought, among other perils. Australia is now experiencing some of the most fierce and extreme weather and natural events that have ever been recorded, causing many homeowners insurance customers to ask themselves whether they should expect to pay higher premiums in order to compensate from the increasing risks. The current summer in the country has been one of the most damaging single seasons on record. Many of the areas in the country faced scorching temperatures throughout the summer…

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