CCRIF SPC's member governments renewed their parametric insurance coverage for tropical cyclones, excess rainfall, earthquakes, and the fisheries sector in advance of this year's Atlantic hurricane season. According to a statement from CCRIF, this was the second straight year that members ceded more than $1 billion in risk to CCRIF.
US inflation and rising construction prices will have an adverse impact on claims costs arising from any hurricanes making landfall this season, according to a new report from Swiss Re. Forecasts for this year's North Atlantic hurricane season call for an above-average season, though not one reaching 2020's record-setting levels.
An updated forecast from the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University continues to call for an above-average North Atlantic hurricane season this year. The updated June forecast continues to predict 18 named storms this season including 8t hurricanes, 4 of which are likely to become major hurricanes.
Following 2020's record-breaking hurricane season, US property and casualty (P&C) (re)insurers are bracing for potential large losses from another above-average hurricane season, according to a Fitch Ratings report. Natural catastrophes—particularly hurricanes—are a major source of underwriting volatility for the P&C insurance industry, Fitch said.
More than a year into the pandemic, COVID-19 remains a dominant factor in the global economic outlook. While data on vaccination rates and the decline in confirmed cases suggest that there is a clear, bright light at the end of the COVID tunnel, it is important that we remain vigilant.