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Original Risk: A Society for Change Agents

Florida insurance and reinsurance market news

Florida is considered ground-zero for global property catastrophe risk given its exposure to hurricanes and the significant insured values-at-risk.

As a result, the Florida market is effectively ground-zero for the catastrophe bond and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, with a significant proportion of ILS market exposure linked to catastrophes that might occur in the state.

Florida’s property insurance marketplace is also known to have faced significant challenges, not just from losses, but with the just as real threat and impact of social inflation and litigation that have driven claims costs higher and ultimately raised insurance pricing. This has had a knock-on effect on reinsurance and ILS pricing for risks in Florida.