Catastrophe Risks

Survey Finds Pace of Employer Vaccination Mandates Accelerating

September 7, 2021

The pace of COVID-19 vaccination mandates by US employers is likely to increase, according to a recent survey by Willis Towers Watson. The survey also found that more companies will implement financial incentives to encourage vaccinations and will expand test requirements as they update plans to reopen workplaces. Read More

Hurricane Ida Insured Losses Estimated at $15 Billion to $25 Billion

August 31, 2021

Hurricane Ida will cause significant economic and insured losses in Louisiana and be a significant loss event for reinsurers, according to Fitch Ratings. Fitch noted that early estimates indicate a potential industry insured loss of $15 billion to $25 billion from Hurricane Ida. Read More

CCRIF SPC Making $40 Million Earthquake Payout to Haiti

August 24, 2021

CCRIF SPC will make an approximately $40 million payout to the government of Haiti following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14. A CCRIF statement said the payout represents the full coverage limit under Haiti's parametric insurance policy for earthquake for the 2021–2022 policy year. Read More

Swiss Re Sets First-Half Catastrophe Insured Losses at $40 Billion

August 16, 2021

Estimated insured losses from natural catastrophes during the first half of 2021 reached $40 billion, according to the Swiss Re Institute. It was the second-highest first-half insured natural catastrophe loss on record, following 2011, Swiss Re said. Man-made disasters were responsible for another $2 billion in insured losses. Read More

Colorado State Researchers Decrease Hurricane Forecast Slightly

August 11, 2021

Researchers at Colorado State University have provided their latest update to their 2021 Atlantic hurricane season forecast, decreasing their forecast slightly. The updated forecast still calls for a slightly above-average 2021 season. The new forecast predicts 18 named storms this year, including 7 hurricanes. Read More