Most expensive US hurricanes for insurers

The Associated Press
October 29, 2012

The ten most expensive U.S. hurricanes for insurance companies since 1970. The amount insurers pay out to policyholders is typically a fraction of the overall economic cost.

Katrina, 2005, $74.7 billion

Andrew, 1992, $25.6 billion

Ike, 2008, $21.1 billion

Ivan, 2004, $15.4 billion

Wilma, 2005, $14.5 billion

Rita, 2005, $11.6 billion

Charley, 2004, $9.6 billion

Hugo, 1989, $8.3 billion

Frances, 2004, $6.1 billion

Irene, 2011, $5.3 billion

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Sources: Swiss Re Sigma, Morgan Stanley research.