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More and more claims for insurance companies due to extreme weather conditions

The number of reports for insurance companies over damage to homes from extreme weather events in the last few years has greatly increased, says the insurer Int

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More and more claims for insurance companies due to extreme weather conditions

The number of reports for insurance companies over damage to homes from extreme weather events in the last few years has greatly increased, says the insurer Interpolis on Tuesday at the AD.

Compared to 2017 in the number of alerts due to the heavy rainfall, 77 per cent. The number of stormschademeldingen in that period of time, even more than doubled. Association the Dutch association of Insurers recognises the image which the Interpolis quality paints.

at Interpolis shows the number of reports of damage due to extreme weather conditions on the across-the-board increase. In the first half of 2017 came up to 3.651, claims to the insurer because of the rain, the snow or the melting of snow and ice. Three years later, in the first half of the 2020s, they were all 6.457 reports. The insurance company is the greatest in the area of private insurance, will more and more frequently, in order to minimise damage due to lightning, and hail.

in Particular, the number of reports on storm damage increases over the past years, adds: around 2017, there were more than 10,000 reports, in 2019, it increased that number to be at 14.856 in the first seven months of this year, we will have the reports from the previous year and almost matched it with 13.817 reports. The netherlands was in February, two storms occurred: Ciara and Dennis. A third storm with the kids, turned out to be a storm in a glass of water.

'In a worst-case scenario will take damage in the future, with a quarter of a billion' < / p> The Dutch association of Insurers, the association of general and life insurance companies in the Netherlands, is to recognize the trend in the numbers of the Interpolis quality of the era. The association has no current figures on the number of reports, however, refers to scenarios provided by the KNMI, are outlined. "In the worst-case scenario of the KNMI, the damage will be as a result of extreme weather events in the future, with a quarter of a billion increase," said a spokesman at NU.nl

This, consumers are going over the next few years, too comfortable in the pocket, by way of premium increases. "The premium for insurance during the past year, slightly increased, which often it again, as the reason for this is, according to the Dutch association of Insurers.

now, To the great damage, recommends that the Interpolis quality of consumers, to anticipate extreme weather conditions. "Put your stuff in, clean it out as soon as possible. If the charging does, it rains often, so this is where you need to pay attention to," says a spokesperson for the company. Further recommends that the Interpolis quality of green roofs with grass and plants on the roof absorb water, resulting in damage to avoid.

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