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TOMORROW IS NOT THE SAME AS YESTERDAY

Dr. Lou Gritzo, vice president and manager of research at FM Global, joins StrategicRISK to talk about the changing climate and how businesses can make resilient choices. Lou, thanks for joining us to discuss climate resilience.

11/09/21
                                                               

Long Island flood insurance premiums will rise for most homeowners but some will see big price cuts

By Jonathan LaMantia Photo: Danielle Silverman

Three in four Long Island homeowners insured under the National Flood Insurance Program will see their premiums rise next year, while a smaller contingent will see their annual bill cut by $1,200 or more.

11/05/21
                                                               

What could finally stop new coal plants? Pulling the plug on their insurance.

By Steven Mufson Photo: George de Castro-Day/Aperture Delta

The campaign to stop the proliferation of coal plants may come down to a bit of financial engineering: pulling the plug on insurance coverage.

More than 30 insurance companies have announced restrictions on underwriting coal projects, making it difficult for major coal operators to line up bank financing and investment for mines, transportation and power plants. Without insurance, those investments could seen too risky.

10/26/21
                                                               

What the US climate-risk review means for FHA, VA loans and more

By Daniel Houston Photo: Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock

A federal effort to make private flood insurance available to FHA borrowers in flood zones is nearing final approval, according to the White House’s latest climate-risk report.

10/19/21
                                                               

Should You Get Flood Insurance for Your Home?

By Ronda Kaysen Photo: Trisha Krauss

In the weeks since Hurricane Ida flooded her Maplewood, N.J., basement with eight inches of water, Ingrid Nagy has been trying to figure out how to financially protect herself from the next big storm.

10/08/21
                                                               

Investigation: Majority of Directors of World’s Top Insurance Companies Tied to Polluting Industries

By Rachel Sherrington

Just over half of all directors at 30 of the world’s largest insurance companies have affiliations to polluting companies and organisations, reveals an investigation by DeSmog, including several individuals holding senior roles at some of the world’s largest energy companies.

10/07/21
                                                               

The price of living near the shore is already high. It’s about to go through the roof.

By Darryl Fears and Lori Rozsa Photo: Gerald Herbert/AP

As FEMA prepares to remove subsidies from its flood insurance, a new assessment says 8 million homeowners in landlocked states are at risk of serious flooding because of climate change

10/01/21
                                                               

Climate Change Replaces Pandemic as Insurers’ Biggest Worry

By Alexandre Rajbhandari

Climate change has returned to the top of the list of insurers’ biggest concerns as the vaccine roll-out and gradual lifting of health restrictions see pandemic fears ease in many countries.

09/28/21
                                                               

Coal, oil sands companies feel growing insurance squeeze

By Corbin Hiar Photo: Lisa Maree Williams , Getty Images

Insurance, a basic necessity for any business, is becoming increasingly expensive for some coal and oil sands companies.That’s because a growing number of insurers are refusing to underwrite companies involved with producing or transporting the most emissions-intensive fossil fuels. Insurance executives are responding to pressure from environmental activists, climate change liability litigation and even their own children, experts and environmentalists say.

09/20/21
                                                               

With Extreme Weather, Home Insurance Will Cost More. If You Can Get It.

By Paul Sullivan Photo: Benjamin Norman , The New York Times

Wildfires in California and Oregon. Hurricanes that wreak havoc from the Gulf Coast up to the Northeast. Hail in the Midwest that is so big and falls with such intensity that it punctures roofs.

09/10/21