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The Impact of Hurricane Ian and Reinsurance on the 2023 Property Marketplace

The Impact of Hurricane Ian and Reinsurance on the 2023 Property Marketplace

As the year-end approaches, all eyes are on January 2023 property treaty renewals. Even before Hurricane Ian struck at the end of September, reinsurance pricing and availability were a key concern for the sector. However, the hurricane’s devastating impact has served to amplify those concerns and solidified the reinsurance market’s resolve in a rapidly hardening property market. Inevitably, these concerns will impact insurers’ capabilities and capacities available to insureds in 2023.

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Storms Ahead – Rising Wind Rates Hit Coastal Homeowners

Storms Ahead – Rising Wind Rates Hit Coastal Homeowners

The 2020 hurricane season stormed in with a record six named tropical storms by early July. But in addition to forecasts for an active storm season, coastal homeowners from Florida to Texas are facing sharp rate increases as insurers seek to rein in catastrophe losses. Carriers are tightening underwriting guidelines, limiting capacity and, in some cases, pulling out of markets. Rate increases are particularly steep in South Florida’s tri-county area, but Gulf Coast homeowners from Florida to Texas should also expect higher premiums and increased deductibles as well as fewer options for wind coverage.

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Hurricane Claim Preparation Guidelines

Hurricane Claim Preparation Guidelines

The 2020 hurricane season is upon us and scientists are already making their predictions. Scientists’ early predictions indicate an “above-average” hurricane season in 2020*. The consensus of expert forecasts indicate 17 named storms for this year’s North Atlantic hurricane season – much higher than the long-term 30-year average of 12 storms. Are you ready for this year’s hurricane season? Here is a list of hurricane claim guidelines you should consider as part of the preparation for dealing with a storm. From the first steps you should take after an event, to the different types of claims scenarios, CRC Group provides you with the information you need to adequately prepare for a storm.

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Habitational Market Takes a Hard Turn

Habitational Market Takes a Hard Turn

After years of losses in the multifamily habitational market, insurers have become far more cautious for both property and casualty coverages, cutting back capacity or even leaving the market altogether. Rates and deductibles have been rising—sometimes significantly—as carriers, more closely scrutinize the risks they are willing to entertain while adding a variety of exclusions.

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Parametric Insurance Begins to Make an Impact

Parametric Insurance Begins to Make an Impact

Parametric insurance has made its biggest impact so far with catastrophe bonds covering large-scale risks, such as hurricanes and earthquakes, but the concept is becoming more common in commercial and residential insurance. It’s called parametric because rather than responding to a specific loss, the coverage pays out when an agreed “metric” such as wind speed or ground shaking reaches or exceeds certain intensity. Insurers are offering such coverage based on a wide variety of other metrics, including barometric pressure, rainfall, average snowfall, river water levels, storm surge as measured by tide gauges and even hotel occupancy rates.

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