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Content tagged with Claims posted in March 2011
New Microinsurance Facility Focuses on Catastrophe Risk
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
An international consortium including Swiss Re, Guy Carpenter and Mercy Corps has created what it calls a scalable, innovative model to combat the financial impact of natural disasters for Haitians.
Early Carrier Estimates Trickle In for Japan Quake Losses
News  |  3/22/2011  | 
While most carriers and observers are steering clear of releasing hard numbers, Swiss Re and Chartis have decided to do just that.
Argo Group Says Christchurch Quake Losses $35m to $45m
News  |  3/18/2011  | 
The Bermuda-based specialty international direct and reinsurance underwriter demurred from publishing an estimate on the March 11 Japan earthquake owing to limited information and significant remaining uncertainties.
Insurance Outlook Still Uncertain One Week After Japan Quake
Commentary  |  3/18/2011  | 
The news out of Japan remains grim, and insurers — like many others — can still only wait and see what will happen.
Carriers in Japan Must Buck Their Reputation
Commentary  |  3/15/2011  | 
Research finds that Japanese consumers have a poor view of the insurance industry, but carriers can show that it's unwarranted in their response to the earthquake.
Sendai Quake Raises Questions About Emerging CAT Loss Profile, Risk Models
Commentary  |  3/14/2011  | 
Japanese government coverage limits insurers' and reinsurers losses, but the industry needs to take a close look at the reliability of its CAT models.
A Review of Deadly Tsunamis That Hit American Shores
Commentary  |  3/11/2011  | 
The waves generated on American shores by the March 11 Sendai earthquake may have been mild compared to those striking Japan, but history shows that tsunamis pose a deadly threat on the eastern shores of the Pacific.
More Video and Other Updates on Japanese Quake and Tsunami
Commentary  |  3/11/2011  | 
The country's broadcasting arm, NHK; as well as several other outlets, have posted several videos showing the destructive power of this morning's seismic event.
Technology Shows the World Scope of Japan Earthquake Disaster
Commentary  |  3/11/2011  | 
Technology shows the world scope of Japan earthquake disaster; even within a few hours or the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami there was a tremendous amount of information about the scope of the tragedy.
Tsunamis Due to hit U.S. Pacific Coast
News  |  3/11/2011  | 
Little damage expected in the U.S. from the Japan quake, but West Coast states' tsunami response plans will be tested.

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