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TOP TEN GLOBAL INSURANCE COMPANIES BY REVENUES, 2013 (1)

($ millions)

Rank Company Revenues Country Industry
1 Berkshire Hathaway $182,150.0 U.S. Property/casualty
2 AXA 165,893.5 France Life/health
3 Japan Post Holdings 152,125.8 Japan Life/health
4 Allianz 134,636.1 Germany Property/casualty
5 UnitedHealth Group 122,489.0 U.S. Health
6 Assicurazioni Generali 115,224.4 Italy Life/health
7 Munich Re Group 83,844.8 Germany Property/casualty
8 Prudential 81,867.7 U.K. Life/health
9 China Life Insurance 80,909.4 China Life/health
10 Zurich Insurance Group 72,045.0 Switzerland Property/casualty

(1) Based on an analysis of companies in the Global Fortune 500. Includes stock and mutual companies.

Source: Fortune.

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THE TWENTY MOST COSTLY WORLD INSURANCE LOSSES, 2013 (1)

($ millions)

Rank Date Country Event Insured loss in U.S. dollars
1 May 27 Germany, et al. Floods $4,134
2 Jul. 27 Germany, France Hailstorms 3,838
3 Jun. 19 Canada Floods 1,882
4 May 18 U.S. Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes (EF5 tornado in Moore, OK) 1,776
5 Mar. 18 U.S. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail 1,615
6 Nov. 8 Phillipines, et al. Typhoon Haiyan, storm surge 1,486
7 Oct. 27 Germany, et al. Windstorm Christian (St. Jude) 1,471
8 May 28 U.S. Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, large hail 1,425
9 Apr. 7 U.S. Winter storm, ice, tornadoes, heavy rains 1,204
10 Sep. 29 China, Japan Typhoon Fitow 1,133
11 Apr. 2 Argentina Large fire at refinery NA
12 Dec. 5 U.K., et al. Windstorm Xaver 1,034
13 Jan. 21 Australia Floods caused by cyclone Oswald 983
14 Sep. 13 Mexico Hurricane Manuel 947
15 Nov. 17 U.S. Thunderstorms, tornadoes (2 EF4) with winds up to 305 km/h 931
16 Apr. 10 U.S. Collapse of pit wall at copper mine due to landslide NA
17 Sep. 4 China Fire at major high-tech semiconductor plant NA
18 Jul. 8 Canada Severe storms, flooding 888
19 Jun. 20 Germany Hailstorms 827
20 Aug. 6 U.S. Thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes 805

(1) Property and business interruption losses, excluding life and liability losses. Includes flood losses in the U.S. insured via the National Flood Insurance Program. Loss data shown here may differ from figures shown elsewhere for the same event due to differences in the date of publication, the geographical area covered and other criteria used by organizations collecting the data.

NA=data not available.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, No. 1/2014; Property Claim Services (PCS), a Verisk Analytics company, insured losses for natural catastrophes in the United States.

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THE TEN MOST COSTLY WORLD INSURANCE LOSSES, 1970-2013 (1)

($ millions)

Rank Date Country Event Insured loss in 2013  U.S. dollars (2)
1 Aug. 25, 2005 U.S., Gulf of Mexico,
Bahamas, North Atlantic
Hurricane Katrina; storm surge, levee failure,
damage to oil rigs
$80,373
2 Mar. 11, 2011 Japan Earthquake (Mw 9.0) triggers tsunami: aftershocks 37,665
3 Oct. 24, 2012 U.S., et al. Hurricane Sandy, storm surge 36,890
4 Aug. 23, 1992 U.S., Bahamas Hurricane Andrew: floods 27,594
5 Sep. 11, 2001 U.S. Terror attacks on WTC, Pentagon
and other buildings
25,664
6 Jan. 17, 1994 U.S. Northridge earthquake (M 6.6) 22,857
7 Sep. 6, 2008 U.S., Caribbean: Gulf of
Mexico et al.
Hurricane Ike; floods, offshore damage 22,751
8 Sep. 2, 2004 U.S., Caribbean; Barbados et al. Hurricane Ivan; damage to oil rigs 17,218
9 Jul. 27, 2011 Thailand Floods caused by heavy monsoon rains 16,519
10 Feb. 22, 2011 New Zealand Earthquake (Mw 6.3), aftershocks 16,142

(1) Property and business interruption losses, excludes life and liability losses. Includes flood losses in the United States insured via the National Flood Insurance Program.
(2) Adjusted to 2013 dollars by Swiss Re.

Note: Loss data shown here may differ from figures shown elsewhere for the same event due to differences in the date of publication, the geographical area covered and other criteria used by organizations collecting the data.

Source: Swiss Re, sigma, No. 1/2014.

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