Join us for our 12th Leadership Forum, Part of Our Award-Winning Series

Improving Natural Catastrophe Resiliency:
Insurance vs Intervention

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
The Old Library, Lloyd's of London
1 Lime Street, London EC3M 7HA
3PM to 5:30PM


Topics include:

When It All Works: Positive Incentives

How do risk-based insurance rates lead to better consumer decisions? Using case studies, U.K.- specific examples and best practices from prominent U.S. cities, resiliency experts will speak to the positive incentives working in communities and how best to implement cost-effective risk mitigation practices for consumers.

Unintended Consequences: When Intervention Makes Things Worse

In the U.S., $1 spent on mitigation saves $4 in recovery, so why is the focus on post-disaster funding rather than preventative measures? We'll turn to a leading expert to examine what the insurance industry has learned from misguided policies and past mistakes, and how these lessons are informing current actions.

We hope you'll join policymakers, industry experts, senior leaders from RenaissanceRe and U.S. Representative Dennis Ross, Senior Deputy Majority Whip and co-sponsor of a U.S. private flood insurance bill, for this important event.



There is no fee to attend.
To RSVP, please email:
1458events@renre.com

"Hurricane Irma: Like a 'Lawnmower From the Sky'", Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic – September 10, 2017
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"The folly of paying Americans to live in harm's way", Editorial, The Chicago Tribune – September 8, 2017
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" Will your insurance company be strong enough for Irma?", by Jay Weaver and Glenn Garvin, Miami Herald – September 8, 2017
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"Make flood insurance reflect actual risk", Editorial, USA Today – September 8, 2017
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"With Harvey And Now Irma, Federal Funds And FEMA Are Put To The Test", by Brian Naylor, NPR – September 8, 2017
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"Like Hurricane Katrina, Harvey poses a real threat to US public housing", by Glyn Robbins, The Guardian – September 8, 2017
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" Hurricanes Are Sweeping The Atlantic. What's The Role Of Climate Change?", by Christopher Joyce, NPR – September 8, 2017
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"What victims of Hurricane Harvey can learn from Katrina as rebuilding begins", by Justin Gallagher, Salon – September 8, 2017
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"Who Pays Cost of Mother Nature's Destructive Fury? Oliver Suess, Bloomberg – September 8, 2017
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"We could lessen the toll of hurricanes – but we don't", by Amanda Ruggeri, BBC – September 7, 2017
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"Irma won't be nearly as wet as Harvey but coastal surge still a serious threat", by Alex Harris, Miami Herald – September 7, 2017
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"Lessons From Harvey: Insuring A Better Recovery To The Next Superstorm", by Scott Stephenson, Special to Forbes Magazine – September 6, 2017
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" Why Are FEMA's Flood Maps So Horribly Flawed?", by Ramin Skibba, Slate Magazine – September 6, 2017
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"Why Federal Flood Program Is Sinking Deeper Into Debt: CBO Report", by Andrew G. Simpson, Insurance Journal – September 5, 2017
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"Hurricane Harvey Proved We Need More Flood Insurance Competition", by Ari Blask and Ike Brannon, Special to Time Magazine – September 5, 2017
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"Dems ask Trump to reinstate Obama flood standard after Harvey", Timothy Cama, The Hill – September 5, 2017
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"Market ready to offer flood coverage as NFIP awaits reauthorization", by Gloria Gonzalez, Business Insurance – September 4, 2017
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"After Harvey, Congress can't ignore broken government flood insurance", by J. Robert Hunter, Opinion Contributor, The Hill – September 4, 2017
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" HARVEY'S LESSONS FOR FLOOD INSURANCE AND RESILIENCE", by Kristiane Huber, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions – August 31, 2017
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" Love of Coastal Living Is Draining U.S. Disaster Funds", by Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg – August 31, 2017
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"Insurance group calls for 6-month NFIP extension in wake of Harvey", by Gloria Gonzalez, Business Insurance – August 30, 2017
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"NOW COMES THE UNCOMFORTABLE QUESTION: WHO GETS TO REBUILD AFTER HARVEY?", by Kate Aronoff, The Intercept – August 30, 2017
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"U.S. flood insurance is at risk", Editorial, The Times and Democrat – August 30, 2017
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"Harvey damage adds urgency to flood insurance debate", by Sylvan Lane, The Hill – August 30, 2017
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"Harvey's ravaging of Houston is perfect reason to kill the flood insurance program", Opinion Editorial by Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch – August 30, 2017
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"After Harvey, flood insurance needs reform", Editorial, Washington Post – August 30, 2017
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"FEMA only has $7.6 billion for Harvey – and it would have to borrow $5.9 billion of that", by Lyle Adriano, Insurance Business – August 30, 2017
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"Lessons from Hurricane Harvey: Federal Flood Insurance is the Problem, Not the Solution", by Omri Ben-Shahar, Forbes – August 30, 2017
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"How Washington Made Harvey Worse", by Michael Grunwald, Politico – August 29, 2017
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"How Hurricane Harvey could affect flood insurance in Mass.", by Lauren Feiner, Boston Globe – August 29, 2017
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" The US is good at responding to flood damage. We're terrible at mitigating it.", by Ella Nilsen, Vox – August 29, 2017
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"Congress Puts Fixing Federal Flood Insurance Program On "Backburner" As Harvey Drenches Texas", by Paul McLeod and Zahra Hirji, Buzzfeed News – August 29, 2017
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"Insurers still want in on private flood market despite Harvey", by Brandon Ross, Bloomberg – August 29, 2017
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"Disaster Money May Give Congress a Way Out of Its Fiscal Crisis", by Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine – August 29, 2017
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"Harvey renews focus on revoked flood risk management standard", by Gloria Gonzalez, Business Insurance – August 29, 2017
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"Want to be mad about government insurance? Be mad about the program that will be critical after Harvey.", by Philip Bump, Washington Post – August 28, 2017
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"Hurricane Harvey Could Spur Congress to Act on Flood Insurance", by Suzanne Barlyn, Insurance Journal – August 28, 2017
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"Texas Republican vows to fight for flood insurance overhaul", by Zachary Warmbrodt, Politico – August 28, 2017
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"FEMA's flood insurance program is drowning because of climate change", by Molly Rubin, Quartz – August 28, 2017
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"How Harvey could speed short-term flood insurance fix", by Ian McKendry, American Banker – August 28, 2017
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" Key Republican Says Harvey Will Spur Deal on Flood Insurance", by Elizabeth Dexheimer, Bloomberg – August 28, 2017
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"Homeowners (and Taxpayers) Face Billions in Losses From Harvey Flooding", by Mary Williams Walsh, New York Times – August 28, 2017
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"Budgeting for Hurricane Harvey relief could stop Trump's plans to shut down the government", by David Brancaccio and Janet Nguyen, MarketPlace – August 28, 2017
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"Why We Won't Be Ready for the Next Hurricane Harvey Either", by Justin Worland, Time – August 28, 2017
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"How Much Does Houston Spend on Flood Control?", by Alexis Madrigal, The Atlantic – August 28, 2017
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"Flood insurance splits GOP, spurs bipartisan deal -making as deadline looms", by Zachary Warmbrodt, Politico – August 27, 2017
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"The Relationship Between Hurricanes and Climate Change", by John Schwartz, The New York Times – August 25, 2017
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"Ex-FEMA chief Michael Brown - AKA 'Brownie' - says 'we haven't learned anything from Katrina'", by Berkeley Lovelace Jr., CNBC – August 25, 2017
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"Risk professionals urge Congress to renew NFIP", by Ryan Smith, Insurance Business America – August 24, 2017
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"Give consumers choice in the flood insurance market", by Craig Poulton, North Jersey – August 23, 2017
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"Lasting effects of Hurricane Andrew", Rob Lenihan, Business Insurance – August 22, 2017
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"In booming South Florida, another Hurricane Andrew could be a $300 billion catastrophe", by Alan Gomez, USA Today – August 22, 2017
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"Scientists: Sea Level Rise Will Pose Threat to Hawaii By 2100", Insurance Journal – August 22, 2017
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"Hurricane Season Ramping Up Along Southeast Coast", by Bo Petersen, Insurance Journal – August 21, 2017
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"Alaskan towns at risk from rising seas sound alarm as Trump pulls federal help", by Oliver Milman, The Guardian – August 10, 2017
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"Insurer Says Miami is Even More Vulnerable to Hurricanes Like Andrew", by Jennifer Kay, Claims Journal – August 10, 2017
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"The Sea Level Did, in Fact, Rise Faster in the Southeast U.S.", by Justin Gillis, New York Times – August 9, 2017
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"It wasn't even a hurricane, but heavy rains flooded New Orleans as pumps faltered", by Tim Craig, Washington Post – August 9, 2017
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"Mississippi Rep., Insurance Chief Urge Development of Private Flood Market", by Jeff Amy, Insurance Journal – August 8, 2017
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" The Government's Hidden Housing Subsidy for the Rich", by Ike Brannon and Ari Blask, Politico – August 8, 2017
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"Can Congress Bring the National Flood Insurance Program Above Water?", by Michelle Cottle, The Atlantic – August 5, 2017
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"HUD announces $178.5 million in recovery grants for flood-hit areas", by Francis Monfort, Mortgage Professional America – August 4, 2017
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"Flood insurance must reflect risk", Editorial, Panama City News Herald – August 2, 2017
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"Is Your School In A Flood Zone?", by Zahra Hirji, Buzzfeed News – August 2, 2017
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