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California Wildfire Fund shies away from reinsurance pricing at renewal

Quotes received from the reinsurance market at the mid-year renewals did not deliver on the pricing and structure that was sought for the California Wildfire Fund, resulting in the purchase of risk transfer not being completed. As we explained back at the end of April, the California Wildfire Fund had engaged read the full article →

California Wildfire Fund seeks reinsurance renewal, program expansion

The California Wildfire Fund, which was established last year to back some of the wildfire liabilities related to utilities operating in the state, will go back to the reinsurance market to seek a renewal and an expansion of its first program for 2020 and beyond. The California Wildfire Fund was set read the full article →

California to work with UN on sustainable insurance for climate risks

The U.S. state of California is getting increasingly serious about the use of insurance or risk transfer to provide financing against climate risks and financing to support climate adaptation and resilience building. The state is already in the process of putting into place legislation that would allow it to purchase insurance, read the full article →

Guy Carpenter wins California Wildfire Fund reinsurance program

Reinsurance broker and advisor Guy Carpenter has been selected as the sole reinsurance and risk transfer intermediary for the recently established California Wildfire Fund, which is administered by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA). As we previously reported, the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) has gained an expanded remit by taking on administrative read the full article →

California disaster risk transfer bill stalls as Department of Finance objects

The passage of California legislation calling for approval for the state to purchase insurance, reinsurance, insurance-linked securities (ILS), or other alternative risk transfer (ART) structures as financial protection against disasters has stalled. The bill, SB 290 had already passed the California Senate and received unanimous support from the key Assembly Insurance read the full article →

CEA’s Wildfire Fund role includes reinsurance & risk transfer set-up

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) will look to set up a reinsurance and risk transfer program for California’s recently approved $21 billion wildfire insurance fund, we can now confirm. As we reported earlier this month, the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is gaining an expanded remit, as it is set to take read the full article →

CEA takes on Wildfire Fund admin. Remit could see re/insurance bought

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is gaining an expanded remit, as it is set to take on administrative responsibility for California's recently approved $21 billion wildfire insurance fund. The $21 billion wildfire insurance fund is being set up to provide a source of capital that will cover some of the costs read the full article →

California disaster risk transfer bill proceeds, but quakes removed

The California legislation that calls for approval for the state to purchase insurance, reinsurance, insurance-linked securities (ILS), or other alternative risk transfer (ART) structures, to help fund the economic burden from natural disasters, continues to make progress. Bill SB 290 had already passed the California Senate recently, as lawmakers voted unanimously read the full article →

California disaster insurance & alternative risk transfer bill passes Senate

The California legislation to enable the state to purchase insurance, reinsurance, insurance-linked securities (ILS), or other alternative risk transfer (ART) products to help pay costs resulting from natural disasters, has now passed the Senate in a unanimous vote. Bill SB 290 had already passed key Senate committees and went to the read the full article →

California disaster insurance & alternative risk transfer bill makes progress

Bill SB 290 that if enacted would enable the California Governor, Insurance Commissioner, and Treasurer to purchase insurance, reinsurance, insurance-linked securities (ILS), or other alternative risk transfer (ART) products to help pay costs resulting from natural disasters, is making progress. The bill passed a key committee of the Senate Governmental Organization yesterday read the full article →