Floods to lift reinsurance costs: Youi

Original article by Liam Walsh
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 17 : 29-Mar-21

The Insurance Council of Australia notes that more than 25,600 insurance claims arising from the recent floods in New South Wales and Queensland have been lodged to date. Youi CEO Hugo Schreuder says the insurer has already received about 1,000 claims, and he warns that the floods may result in higher reinsurance costs. This could in turn increase the insurance premiums of customers. Meanwhile, the ICA is concerned that so-called ‘disaster chasers’ could increase the final cost of the floods, by encouraging policyholders to make claims that were not directly linked to the floods.


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