Extreme event modeling firm AIR Worldwide has provided an updated estimate of insured losses from Hurricane Ida, projecting industry losses at $20 billion to $30 billion. The updated estimate includes Hurricane Ida's inland flood impacts across its entire track, including the Northeast.
CCRIF SPC has paid out approximately $2.4 million to the government of Trinidad and Tobago following an August 18–20 rainfall event. The heavy rainfall resulted in flooding and landslides across southern and western Trinidad, making several roads impassable.
Catastrophe risk modeling firm RMS estimates onshore and offshore US insured losses from Hurricane Ida in Gulf Coast states at $25 billion to $35 billion. The RMS estimate includes wind, storm surge, and inland flood losses across the Gulf Coast states in the landfall region: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
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.
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.