Catastrophe Losses

August 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The National Hurricane Center says a named storm forms in the Atlantic Basin in June once every other year.

June 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

June brings hurricane season to the Atlantic basin, where the season begins officially on the first of the month and continues through the end of November.

May 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Claims teams are preparing for the unpredictable next few months. Significant catastrophe activity has occurred during the month of May.

April 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Since 2007, PCS has designated 41 catastrophes in the month of April, an average of just fewer than four per month.

March 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

Since 2007, the average catastrophe frequency for the month of March is 3.2 events, with 220,000 claims generating $1.4 billion in industry losses.

February 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

It’s midwinter in the Northern Hemisphere, and we’re looking ahead to February with a review of historical catastrophe activity.

January 2017 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

With winter on its way, we look ahead to January cat event risks. Catastropic January storms since 2007 have caused nearly $5.9 billion in insured losses.

December 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The 2016 hurricane season ended November 30 with two PCS® catastrophe designations from Atlantic Basin hurricanes that made landfall in the United States.

November 2016 Preview: Historical Catastrophe Activity

The 2016 hurricane season will come to an end on November 30. So far this year, two catastrophes have been designated as tropical events.

October 2016 Preview: Historical Cat Activity

As October approaches, so does the end of peak hurricane season, however, insurers should still be vigilant.