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At $78bn, 2020 insured catastrophe losses 17% above 10-year average: Willis Re

February 2, 2021

Catastrophe losses covered by insurance and reinsurance reached $78 billion in 2020 according to Willis Re, which the broker sees as 17% above the 10-year average.

The reinsurance broking arm of Willis Towers Watson (WTW) notes that the figure could have been much higher were it not for a number of near-misses throughout last year.

“The total does not reflect high levels of storm activity, because multiple hurricanes and tropical cyclones skirted major built-up areas last year,” Willis Re explained this morning.

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