Natural catastrophes (Nat Cats)

Blog: If Hurricane Andrew II hit Miami today

If a hurricane the strength of Andrew tracked through Miami today, losses would likely exceed $200bn ($155bn), almost twice what the insurance industry is prepared for, warns Karen Clark, co-founder of Karen Clark & Company.

The cost of Hong Kong's typhoons

A typhoon signal 8 warning can cost Hong Kong's economy as much as HK$4.29bn (£427m) each day writes Swiss Re Corporate Solutions head of north Asia and Hong Kong branch manager Dylan Bryant.

Japan's earthquake gap

Despite being in a major earthquake zone the take up of insurance in Japan is relatively low. David Worsfold examines why.

Perils lifts storm Thomas loss

Natcat expert Perils has given its second loss estimate for windstorm Thomas, also known as Doris, which affected Belgium, Germany, Holland and the UK on 23 and 24 February.

Blog: Insurers need to invest in handling subsidence claims

Insurers may not be saving that much money by cutting back on subsidence claims handling, notes Nick Turner, professional services director at Claims Consortium Group, arguing that triage and on-site inspections can help provide a smooth service and…

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