CCRIF SPC made its first payouts of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, with two payouts totaling $3.4 million to the governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the British Virgin Islands following Tropical Storm Phillipe. The storm caused heavy rain and flooding in both countries.
Insured losses resulting from natural disasters during the first 3 quarters of 2023 were estimated at more than $88 billion, with the number of billion-dollar natural catastrophes expected to set a record this year, according to a new report from Aon.
The United States has experienced 24 confirmed weather/climate catastrophes, with losses exceeding $1 billion so far in 2023, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Two other events might reach that level when losses are fully calculated.
CCRIF SPV is collaborating with the University of the West Indies (UWI) to reduce the impacts of wildfires on the people, communities, and economy of Barbados. This project is being implemented under a memorandum of understanding between UWI and CCRIF SPV that has been in place since 2010.
The global modeled average insured annual natural catastrophe loss has reached a new high of $133 billion, according to a new report from Verisk. In its 2023 Global Modeled Catastrophe Losses Report, Verisk suggested that an annual insured natural catastrophe loss topping $200 billion is plausible.