Hurricane Claims News

Working Through Allocation Issues When Multiple Storms Happen

A nuanced approach is necessary to work through claims involving multiple perils, according to Bob O’Brien, managing director of Marsh’s National Property Claims Practice and Paul McVey, managing director and Marsh’s National chief property claims officer. A recent blog post …

Insurers Consider Florence Claims Costs

Days before Hurricane Florence is expected to slam into the U.S. East Coast, insurers are starting to see potential claims costs tick upward as people flee and companies halt operations. Evacuations, already affecting more than 1 million people in and …

Allianz Raises Dividend, Shrugs Off Hurricane Claims

A record year for natural disaster insurance claims worldwide and a decline in fourth quarter profit wasn’t enough to stop Allianz SE from raising its dividend. Europe’s biggest insurer will increase the dividend for 2017 by 5.3 percent to 8 …

South Carolina County Reports 18K Claims Filed After Hurricane Matthew

Insurance companies have closed 87 percent of the 18,193 insurance claims filed in Beaufort County in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, resulting in a payout of more than $159.3 million. News outlets report that South Carolina Department of Insurance Director …

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association Prepared for Hurricane Season

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) announced it is in its strongest-ever position for this year’s hurricane season with $4.9 billion in total funding available to pay claims. The funding level is sufficient to cover a 100-year storm season and …

Florida Leaders See Omnibus Bill Stabilizing Home Insurance Market

Florida insurance leaders belive that recently passed legislation (SB2044) is a step towards stabilizing the state’s property insurance market that has had been rocked by politics, premiums assessments, company failures, reopened hurricane claims and a credit mitigation program that got …

Hurricane Ike Claims Total Nearly $12B in Texas

Hurricane Ike, which struck Galveston on Sept. 13, 2008, has proved to be the costliest weather catastrophe in Texas history by a large margin. The storm racked up nearly $12 billion in windstorm and flood insurance claims in the state. …

Miami Condo Association Sues QBE Insurance Over Hurricane Claims

A Miami condominium association is suing its insurer, QBE Insurance Corp., and its Florida general managing agent, for more than $500 million in damages, claiming bad faith and deception in handling hurricane claims. Daniel S. Rosenbaum, the managing partner of …

Mercury Insurance Billboard Sparks Controversy

The controversy over the Los Angeles billboard telling the public “You Can’t Trust Mercury Insurance” could soon become a lawsuit. Attorneys for Consumer Watchdog, the group that put up the message, have sent a letter to CBS Outdoor, Inc., the …

Louisiana Hospital Owners Sue Insurer Over Gustav Damage

Owners of the River West Medical Center in Plaquemine, La., have filed suit against their insurer in Baton Rouge for $58.5 million. The lawsuit filed Aug. 27 alleges that unpaid hurricane claims resulted in closure of the facility in May. …