Progressive claims $80mn from reinsurers for August cats


US insurance giant Progressive released financials for August that revealed a total of $80mn in reinsurance recoverables for August cat losses including hurricanes Isaias and Laura.

Hurricane Teddy

Teddy becomes Category 4 hurricane on path towards Bermuda


Teddy has become the second major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season and could become the second storm in a week to impact Bermuda over the weekend.


NFIP’s cat bonds and reinsurers exposed to Sally losses: AM Best


Hurricane Sally is unlikely to be a major insurance loss for the private market because it is more of a flood event covered by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), but the federal backstop’s cat bonds and reinsurers are potentially exposed, AM Best has commented.

Japanese flood

Japanese flooding causes $653mn of insured damage


Flooding in Japan in July has led to insurance payouts of 68.4bn yen ($653.2mn), according to a provisional tally by the General Insurance Association of Japan.


Allstate reports August catastrophe loss bill of $985mn


Hurricane losses of $630mn represented close to two thirds of Allstate’s August pre-tax catastrophe loss bill of $985mn.

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Hurricane Sally’s late strengthening likely to mean billion-dollar insured loss event


Hurricane Sally’s unexpected strengthening prior to landfall will likely mean another billion-dollar insurance industry loss event, BMS senior meteorologist Andrew Siffert has warned.

Hurricane Sally

Sally draws Ivan comparisons with losses potentially higher than initially expected


Early damage indications suggest insured losses from Hurricane Sally may be higher than initially anticipated with widespread wind damage in and around Pensacola likely to drive up the cost of the event.

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Insured losses from 2020 US wildfires sit at $5bn-$8bn: Moody’s


Moody’s has estimated current insured losses from wildfires in California, Oregon, Washington and other western states at between $5bn and $8bn, with the ratings agency expecting reinsurance pricing for western wildfires to continue to increase next year as a result.

Covea and Swiss Re

Covéa set for arbitration with Swiss Re on Eur500mn+ pandemic claims


French mutual Covéa and Swiss Re have appointed arbitrators over the reinsurer’s refusal to cover up to Eur1bn of non-damage business interruption claims paid out as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to reports.

Atlantic Hurricanes

Hurricane Sally makes Category 2 landfall in Alabama


Hurricane Sally has made landfall this morning as a Category 2 hurricane in Gulf Shores, a resort city with a population of around 10,000 situated on the Alabama coastline.

Hurricane Laura damage

National Security’s reinsurance cuts pre-tax net Laura exposure to $2.25mn


National Security Fire & Casualty (NSFC) is facing gross losses of between $5.5mn and $6.5mn from Hurricane Laura, although its reinsurance programme will cut its net exposure to the event to some $2.25mn on a pre-tax basis.

RSA – coronavirus

RSA shares rise 5% and dividend payments to resume following FCA verdict


RSA has estimated it will face a net impact of around £85mn ($110mn) related to the High Court judgment in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) test case on Covid-19 claims following this morning’s verdict.


Hurricane Sally forecast track shifts east on slow approach to Gulf Coast


Hurricane Sally continues to slowly track towards the US Gulf Coast this morning with the storm’s likely landfall location having shifted eastward overnight.


Sally set to approach US as hurricane; New Orleans at risk of severe storm surge


Five tropical systems are now active in the Atlantic with Tropical Storm Sally expected to become the latest US landfalling hurricane in the coming days.

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Hannover Re expects “mid-double-digit-million euro” loss from Beirut blast


Reinsurance giant Hannover Re expects a “mid-double-digit-million euro” loss from the August explosion at the Port of Beirut and pegged the total insured market loss at circa $1bn.


Hurricane Update: Sally heads towards New Orleans; Paulette close to Bermuda


Tropical Storm Sally is expected to become a hurricane later today as it approaches the Gulf Coast, threatening the New Orleans metropolitan area with severe storm surge and hurricane-force winds.

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Aon: Insured losses from 10 August derecho at $2.5bn+


Insurers will likely cover more than half of the $6.5bn economic damage from the severe storms which impacted the US Midwest between 8 and 12 August, according to Aon’s monthly catastrophe recap.

New York

Century 21 blames insurers for not paying Covid claims as it files for Chapter 11


Century 21 has blamed its insurers after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with the iconic New York City discount designer store stating its carriers have failed to pay out on $175mn of Covid-19 related business interruption claims.

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