KBRA Releases Research – Hurricane Ian Impacts Material but Manageable for Insurers

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#KBRA–KBRA releases research that examines the impacts of Hurricane Ian on the insurance industry. Hurricane modeling companies and market participants have published a wide range of estimates for insured losses and KBRA has been closely monitoring developments to assess the impact on insurers.

Key Takeaways

  • At a minimum, all insurers with exposure in the affected areas will experience at least an earnings impact and, depending on the ultimate magnitude of losses, may also incur a capital impact as well. It appears that gross losses so far will remain well within the upper limits of most individual company reinsurance programs.
  • Hurricane Ian-related losses will inject further disruption to an already challenging 1/1 renewal season and add further uncertainty to Florida’s June 2023 renewals.
  • Near-term impacts to KBRA-rated entities are expected to be manageable, however, medium to longer-term concerns for the industry overall continue to increase; particularly in the wake of increased balance sheet pressures caused by market volatility.

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