12th Leadership Forum a Success!

Improving Natural Catastrophe Resiliency:
Insurance vs Intervention

Approximately 100 industry experts, policymakers and senior leaders from the insurance and reinsurance industries gathered at Lloyd's of London on November 29 for a timely discussion on natural catastrophe resiliency. As the full impact of the devastating 2017 hurricane season has become clear, the role of governments in the provision of insurance pools and regulation more generally has re-emerged as a critical topic for the industry to consider, as has the role insurance providers play in improving natural catastrophe resiliency, both as it relates to the impact of risk-based insurance rates on consumer decisions and the ways in which mitigation saves lives and helps communities confront natural disasters.  Click here to learn more about this forum.

Leadership Forum Speakers, pictured left to right, are John M. Huff, Former Director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration and Immediate Past President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC); Kevin O'Donnell, President and CEO, RenaissanceRe; Aidan Kerr, Director of Operations, Flood Re and Stephen Weinstein, Chairman, RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation.

"Some in Congress Question Trump Flood Insurance, Disaster Aid Reforms", by Christopher Flavelle, Insurance Journal – December 4, 2017
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"Builders Said Their Homes Were Out of a Flood Zone. Then Harvey Came.", by John Schwartz, James Glanz and Andrew W. Lehren, The New York Times - Dec. 2, 2017
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"A New Study Says That Rising Seas Could Destroy the East Coast", by Oliver Milman, Mother Jones – December 2, 2017
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"How the Internet of Things Can Prepare Cities for Natural Disasters", by Kris Tremaine and Kyle Tuberson, Harvard Business Review – December 1, 2017
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"Building smarter after a disaster", Opinion Editorial by U.S. Representative Louis Barletta (R-PA-11), The Hill – November 30, 2017
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"Buried in marshes': sea-level rise could destroy historic sites on US east coast", by Oliver Milman, The Guardian – November 29, 2017
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"Moody's Warns Cities to Address Climate Risks or Face Downgrades", by Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg – November 29, 2017
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"Floods are inevitable. Soaking taxpayers isn't.", The Editorial Board, Chicago Tribune – November 26, 2017
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"Survey finds businesses have no plans for natural disasters Post Bulletin – November 24, 2017
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"'We need an Apollo project' for flood risk", by Ryan Smith, Insurance Business – November 9, 2017
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"NFIP reform vote delayed", by Ryan Smith, Insurance Business – November 9, 2017
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"Trump Ignores Climate Change. That's Very Bad for Disaster Planners", by Brad Plumer, New York Times – November 9, 2017
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"Business group pushes for U.S. flood insurance reform as December deadline looms", by Ginger Gibson, Reuters – November 8, 2017
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"Support Mounts for House Bill", by Ariel Wittenberg, E&E News – November 8, 2017
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"US taxpayer is going to pay one way or another on flood insurance", by Bethan Moorcraft, Insurance Business – November 8, 2017
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"How Houston's newest homes survived Hurricane Harvey", by Ralph Vertabedian and Ben Welsh, Los Angeles Times – November 8, 2017
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"The future of flood insurance rates up for debate in Congress", by Bill Barlow, WHYY – November 8, 2017
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"House reaches deal on flood-reform bill as insurance agents lobby against it", by Ryan Smith, Insurance Business – November 7, 2017
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"NAR pens letter of support for Flood Reform Act", by Kelsey Ramirez, Housing Wire – November 7, 2017
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"Miami Weighs Bonds to Gird for Climate Change Impact", by Michelle Kaske and Ryan Levin, Bloomberg – November 7, 2017
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"The real estate industry needs to adequately outline risk", by Brian Ambrette, Opinion Editorial, Baltimore Sun – November 7, 2017
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"NFIP bill offers debt relief, not sustainability: Best", by Gloria Gonzalez, Business Insurance – November 6, 2017
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"Louisiana aids Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery, but leaders say island faces long road ahead", by Elizabeth Crisp, The Advocate – November 5, 2017
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"Climate change report predicts more extreme hurricanes but Trump budget proposal still slashes FEMA", by Syndey Pereira, Newsweek – November 4, 2017
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"The world is warming even faster than expected. Trump isn't going to act. The rest of us need to step up", Editorial, The Los Angeles Times – November 4, 2017
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"Climate Change to Affect 10 Million Americans by 2075, CBO Warns", by Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg – November 3, 2017
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"$500 million in Ike relief is still unspent. Will Texas do better after Harvey?", By Morgan Smith and Brandon Formby, The Texas Tribune – November 3, 2017
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"Scientists In Houston Tell A Story Of Concrete, Rain And Destruction", by Christopher Joyce, NPR – November 2017
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"A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program", by Mary Williams Walsh, New York Times – November 4, 2017
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"A Major New U.S. Report Affirms: Climate Change Is Getting Worse" by Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic – November 3, 2017
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"Why flood insurance claims were so low after Hurricane Maria", by Erica Pandey, Axios – November 3, 2017
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"Here's what we can do in between natural and man-made disasters", Opinion Editorial by Nicolette Louissaint, The Hill – November 2, 2017
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" Democrats Try to Keep Puerto Rico's Disaster on the Radar in Washington", by Matt Laslo, Rolling Stone – November 2, 2017
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"Trump boosts disaster aid for Puerto Rico rebuild", by Roberta Rampton, Reuters – November 2, 2017
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"More federal regulation is not the answer to flooding", by Opinion Contributors Dan Delich and Larry J. Prather, The Hill – November 2, 2017
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"Buyouts Won't Be the Answer for Many Frequent Flooding Victims", by Lisa Song and Al Shaw, ProPublica, and Neena Satija, Texas Tribune and Reveal – November 1, 2017
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