The month of September 2021 saw another $165 million of pre-tax catastrophe losses added to Allstate’s bill for the third-quarter of the year, which has now risen to $1.3 billion thanks to the significant loss it had previously announced from hurricane Ida.
As we explained a month ago, Allstate had reported an estimated $1.4 billion gross loss from August’s hurricane Ida, but said that would be reduced significantly to an estimated $631 million, pre-tax, with significant recoveries from its excess-of-loss reinsurance program.
After August, Allstate’s pre-tax catastrophe losses stood at $1.1 billion.
Now September saw an additional $103 million of catastrophe losses from events that month, while the rest of the $165 million came from reinsurance reinstatement premiums and also some modest unfavourable reserve re-estimates, Allstate said.
Roughly 50% of September’s catastrophe losses came from two large wind and hail events, primarily impacting the Midwest, the insurer said.
As a result, Allstate’s catastrophe loss bill for the third-quarter has now risen to $1.3 billion, but its reinsurance program has reduced the bill significantly and on a gross basis it’s expected the figure would be more than $2 billion.
Allstate’s aggregate deductible will have been eroded somewhat by third-quarter catastrophe loss activity, which effectively heightens the risk for the insurers catastrophe bonds over the rest of the risk period that runs to April next year.