U.S. Disasters Top Global Insured-Loss List for 2012

Last year’s five biggest insured-loss events occurred in the United States; Sandy heads the list.

U.S. natural disasters dominated insurance losses this year, with the top five insured-loss events occurring in the U.S. between March and October of 2012, according to Swiss Re.

Topping this list are Hurricane Sandy -- with insured losses estimated at up to $25 billion -- and the widespread drought that has cost the country $11 billion in agricultural losses.

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Anya Khalamayzer, PropertyCasualty360.com

Anya Khalamayzer, PropertyCasualty360.com

Anya Khalamayzer is Assistant Editor of Risk for PropertyCasualty360-National Underwriter. Khalamayzer graduated from CUNY Baruch College after intensive internships with Time Out New York Kids and Crain’s Investment News. Keenly interested in environmental science, music and the arts, her articles have been published in Gotham Gazette, Wonkster blog and Ear to Mind magazine. She can be reached at akhalamayzer@summitpronets.com

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