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An Enhanced View of Hurricane Wind and Storm Surge Risk in the U.S.

Articles | AIR Currents Article
January 29, 2015

In summer 2015, AIR is releasing several important enhancements to the U.S. hurricane model. This article provides an overview of the enhancements, and future articles will delve into some of the details.
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The New Madrid Earthquake Bicentennial: Revisiting A Midwest Mystery

Articles | AIR Currents Article
December 19, 2011

This month marks the 200th anniversary of the first in a series of large earthquakes that took place in the heartland of the United States in the winter of 1811/12. AIR Director of Earthquake Hazard Dr. Mehrdad Mahdyiar and Dr. Paolo Bazzurro, AIR Principal Engineer and Director of Engineering Analysis and Research, describe the research community’s current understanding of what happened and outline the financial implications of a recurrence.
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Modeling U.S. Hurricane Risk to Pleasure Boats

Articles | AIR Currents Article
September 20, 2012

The latest release of the AIR U.S. Hurricane model features the ability to estimate losses to the pleasure boat line of business. AIR Engineer Matt Maddalo describes AIR’s approach to modeling the vulnerability of these assets.
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Managing Wind Pool Risk with Portfolio Optimization

Articles | AIR Currents Article
June 18, 2012

Previous AIRCurrents articles explored AIR’s portfolio optimization solutions for reinsurers and insurers. This time, Matthew Holland discusses how insurers can use optimization to improve wind pool decision-making.
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Blending Severe Thunderstorm Model Results with Loss Experience Data—A Balanced Approach to Ratemaking

Articles | AIR Currents Article
May 24, 2012

The volatility in year-to-year severe thunderstorm losses means that traditional ratemaking approaches are not sufficient for developing actuarially sound prices. AIR Senior Vice President David Lalonde introduces a balanced ratemaking methodology that properly reflects the tail risk from potential severe thunderstorm events.
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Managing the Changing Mortality Risk in an Aging U.S. Population

Articles | AIR Currents Article
May 21, 2019

Mortality rates for various age groups of the U.S. are changing; see how to make stochastic measurements of these changes to inform mortality risk decisions.
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Earthquake Risk in the United States: A Major Model Update

Articles | AIR Currents Article
January 26, 2017

This article provides an overview of updates made to the AIR Earthquake Model for the United States, including a discussion on the newly available seismic hazard data.
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Top 10 Historical Hurricanes in the U.S.: What Would They Cost Today?

Articles | AIR Currents Article
September 25, 2017

For 30 years, AIR has been helping companies assess and manage the financial risk from infrequent but potentially devastating natural catastrophes. To provide a sense of the potential impact, AIR periodically publishes a list of the costliest historical U.S. hurricanes and earthquakes were they to recur today—that is, adjusted not only for cost inflation, but for population and exposure growth, as well as changes in wealth. In Part I of this two-part series, we discuss the top 10 hurricanes. The rankings below correspond to AIR's June 2017 update to its U.S. industry exposure database reflecting replacement values of properties insured against the hurricane peril as of the end of 2016.
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A Year to Remember: The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Articles | AIR Currents Article
December 13, 2017

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season ranks as one of the most active seasons known—and probably the costliest.
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Atmospheric Perils Megadisaster Year in Canada—Are You Prepared?

Articles | AIR Currents Article,Megadisaster Article
October 27, 2015

In this edition of Megadisaster, multiple severe thunderstorm, winter storm, and tropical cyclone events strike Canada, affecting all 10 provinces and resulting in insured losses of CAD 6.4 billion. 
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