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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, 2014 (1)

($ millions)

Rank Date Country Event Insured loss
in U.S. dollars
1 May 18 U.S. Severe thunderstorms, large hail $2,935
2 Feb. 8 Japan Snow storm 2,502
3 Jun. 8 France, Germany, Belgium Wind and hailstorm Ela 2,190
4 Sep. 14 Mexico Hurricane Odile 1,700
5 Jan. 5 U.S. Winter storm 1,669
6 Jun. 3 U.S. Severe thunderstorms, large hail, tornadoes 1,269
7 Apr. 27 U.S. Thunderstorms, large hail, 83 tornadoes,
severe flash floods
1,220
8 Apr. 2 U.S. Severe storms, large hail, tornadoes 1,084
9 Jun. 15 Russia Major fire and explosion at oil refinery NA
10 Sep. 27 U.S. Thunderstorms with winds up to 67 miles per hour,
hail, flash floods
905
11 Nov. 30  Australia Hailstorm 852
12 Apr. 12 U.S. Thunderstorms, large hail, tornadoes 678
13 Jul. 7 U.S. Fire at petrochemical plant NA
14 May 10 U.S. Thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, flashfloods 635
15 Oct. 12 India Cyclone Hudhud 632
16 Mar. 27 U.S. Thunderstorms, winds up to 80 miles per hour,
large hail, tornadoes
592
17 Jun. 14 U.S. Thunderstorms, more than 100 tornadoes, hail 545
18 Aug. 11 U.S. Torrential rains trigger severe floods 539
19 Jul. 13 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Fighting at airport destroys aircrafts NA
20 Jan. 1 U.K. Floods 530

(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. 2/2015; The Property Claim Services® (PCS®) unit of ISO®, 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)

(2013 $ millions)

Rank Date Country Event Insured loss (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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