Opportunities and Challenges related to Personal Lines Private Market Flood Insurance

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Thursday, 21 January 2010: 8:30 AM
B213 (GWCC)
Kyle Beatty, Willis Re Inc., Minneapolis, MN; and P. Gunturi and C. Nicolai

A substantial amount of the flood risk that home owners have is transferred to the federal government through the National Flood Insurance Program. The private insurance industry, however, bears a significant amount of the flood risk in excess of $250,000 of building coverage ($100,000 for contents) for flood-exposed properties. In this presentation, the authors will 1) characterize the business value of primary insurance companies offering excess flood coverage and 2) suggest science-based criteria that could be used to enhance the state of practice of underwriting excess flood insurance coverage.