The notion of "it only takes one" to create a costly catastrophe year for the insurance industry was highlighted once again in 2022 by September's Hurricane Ian, a new report from Moody's RMS notes. With insured losses of up to $74 billion, the storm turned a potentially mild hurricane season into a costly one.
CCRIF SPC held a 2-day technical workshop on parametric insurance and modeling in February for more than 50 attendees, representing 18 CCRIF Caribbean member countries and 2 regional organizations. The event, held in Florida, was intended to deepen attendees’ knowledge and understanding of CCRIF’s parametric insurance models and products.
Economic losses from the magnitude 7.8 and 7.5 earthquakes that struck southern Turkey on February 6, 2023, are likely to exceed $25 billion, with total insured losses likely to top $5 billion, according to catastrophe risk modeling firm Moody's RMS. The loss estimates don't include losses in Syria.
Economic losses from the February 6 earthquakes in Turkey will likely exceed $20 billion, while insured losses will likely exceed $1 billion, according to an estimate from Extreme Event Solutions at Verisk (formerly AIR Worldwide). The estimates are based on the impacts of both magnitude 7-plus earthquakes.
Recent flooding in California was responsible for economic losses ranging from $5 billion to $7 billion, according to risk modeling firm Moody's RMS. The loss estimate reflects property damage, loss of contents, and business interruption across residential, commercial, industrial, automobile, and infrastructure assets.