Natural Catastrophes

P/C Market Softening Expected for 2015

P/C Market Softening Expected for 2015

Insureds should have many options for coverage in 2015, according to a new Willis report.

 
To Insure or Not To Insure

To Insure or Not To Insure

Insurance expert Michael Levine discusses the implications of the Napa Valley earthquake.

 
Beware of Lightning Season

Beware of Lightning Season

Summer is the peak season for lightning strikes, which cost insurers millions of dollars every year.

 
Are You Ready for the Hurricane?

Are You Ready for the Hurricane?

With the Atlantic hurricane season approaching, companies can better prepare by using past storm experiences as a guide.

 
The Risk Forecast

The Risk Forecast

Weather-related natural catastrophe costs are rising, but it isn’t just damage or physical loss that impacts company revenue.

 
Wildfires Burn a Trail for Insurers

Wildfires Burn a Trail for Insurers

Drought conditions and new property development have contributed to a more dangerous wildfire season.

 
Do You Have a Superstorm Sandy Claim?

Do You Have a Superstorm Sandy Claim?

A year after Sandy struck the Northeast, the time to file a contingent business interruption claim is running out.

 
Forecast Uncertain

Forecast Uncertain

How will RMS 13 affect insurance costs and capacity?

 
No Trends in Tornadoes

No Trends in Tornadoes

Are there really more tornadoes than ever?

 
Should Floridians Expect a Hurricane in 2013?

Should Floridians Expect a Hurricane in 2013?

The 2013 hurricane season predictions and the potential cost of a modern-day Miami superstorm.

 
Award-Winning Research Is Helping Insurers Better Understand Flood Risk

Award-Winning Research Is Helping Insurers Better Understand Flood Risk

This year’s Lloyd’s of London Science of Risk Prize winner improves on existing flood risk models.

 
Using Mobile Apps in Disasters

Using Mobile Apps in Disasters

People are increasingly turning to mobile devices for emergency info, but they could use more options.

 
Disaster Risk “Cold Spots” Appearing in Emerging Markets

Disaster Risk “Cold Spots” Appearing in Emerging Markets

Recent natural catastrophes have exposed risks in emerging markets that have historically been considered low risk for disasters.

 
Managing the Risks of Weather

Managing the Risks of Weather

Weather risk makes most think of hurricanes and tornadoes, but companies can’t ignore the “everyday” wrath of Mother Nature.

 
Disaster Unpreparedness

Disaster Unpreparedness

Companies may think they’re prepared for disasters, but their employees overwhelming do not. And that hurts business.