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- March 22 2023
Droughts in China and Australia floods push 2022 nat cat insured bill above US$100bn: Swiss Re
Hurricane Ian, inflation and growing property exposure were also key drivers for claims last year.
- March 15 2023
Auckland floods initial loss estimate is over US$1bn: Perils
The unprecedented event is labelled as the largest weather-related insurance industry loss historically for New Zealand.
- March 15 2023
Claims pile up from Malaysia flood losses as unseasonal rains continue
Loss adjusters have seen hundreds of claims, while agriculture damage already exceeds the overall losses in the state of Johor for 2022.
- March 13 2023
Perils pegs Queensland, NSW floods final cost at US$4.35bn
Property accounted for 90.5% of the total losses while the remaining came from motor, the loss data specialist said.
- March 8 2023
PIAM issues climate change warning amid serious Johor flooding
As severe flooding moves beyond the monsoon season, there is demand for a government-supported flood scheme through a public-private partnership.
- March 6 2023
Auckland flood claims cross NZ$1bn: ICNZ
Insurers have received 48,000 claims from the North Island floods, while Cyclone Gabrielle claims lodged have reached 30,000.
- February 14 2023
IAG, Suncorp and Tower receive over 37,000 claims from Auckland floods
IAG has seen over 21,000 claims, Suncorp more than 11,500 and Tower over 4,800, from the event which started January 27.
- February 14 2023
Asia flood losses to worsen amid data deficit
(Re)insurers are feeling the heat from record rainfall events and fast-evolving climate risk scenarios.
- February 9 2023
Auckland floods could be ‘1-in-250 year’ event: Suncorp NZ
"The significance of this event has reached the corridors of global reinsurers," says CEO Jimmy Higgins.
- February 2 2023
20,000 claims lodged from Auckland flooding: ICNZ
A ICNZ spokesperson has told IAN that the number of claims "will continue to rise" from the "biggest climate event to have ever hit" New Zealand.
- February 1 2023
New Zealand’s insurers reel from country’s ‘worst-ever’ climate catastrophe
As adjusters start work, hundreds of million of dollars of claims are expected, including significant commercial damage.
- January 27 2023
Australia’s October 2022 flood losses rise 6.4% to US$598m: Perils
The estimate includes property and motor hull losses for the majority of the market for floods in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.
- January 26 2023
Malaysia’s market braces for claims amid severe floods
Over 12,000 people have been displaced by significant flooding in Johor, Sabah and Pahong.
- January 16 2023
Australian government hints at additional funding for nat cat relief
With the floods shaving off 0.25% of the country's GDP, the treasurer said natural disasters will be a focus of the upcoming budget.
- January 10 2023
Claims rise as Western Australia rebuilds after ‘worst flooding in history’
Nine emergency flood warnings are in place for South Australia as rainfall continues from Cyclone Ellie.
- December 29 2022
Pakistan floods cost US$5.3bn in losses to SME businesses: report
The August floods, which affected 33m people, destroyed 25% of the country's small and medium businesses.
- December 9 2022
October Australian flood damage bill at US$533m: Perils
La Nina conditions that triggered these floods are forecast to extend into their third consecutive year in 2023.
- December 2 2022
2022 nat cat bill reaches US$115bn: Swiss Re
It's the consecutive year in which estimated global insured losses are more than US$100bn.
- November 30 2022
Australia floods: insurers settle US$2.37bn in 2022 claims
About 69% of the 237,000 claims raise this year have been settled to date, according to data from the Insurance Council of Australia.
- November 24 2022
ICA warns New South Wales, Queensland floods could become the costliest
236,000 claims worth US$3.67bn have been reported across the states for the February/March disaster.