Explains how Climate Change is Affecting Insurance Rates

- Posted on PrintDownload, recently published insights on how extreme weather is expected to impact home insurance premiums. The cost of average claims is rising with climate-related damages and homeowner precautions are urged.


The number of weather-related events has increased since 2013 and the number of dollars paid in claims for flooding, tornadoes and wildfires has grown as well. For example, $492,542 was paid to resolve flood claims in 2013 vs. $8.74 million to cover flood claims in 2017, a claim cost increase of 1,674%.


Insure’s article, How climate change is increasing your insurance rates, provides detailed information on climate-related losses and advises homeowners on how they can prevent damage and avoid insurance hikes.


“Homeowners should factor in climate risks when purchasing a home,” recommends Les Masterson, managing editor of “If you already live in a climate-challenged area, be sure to take advantage of lower insurance rates by making improvements that guard against potential damage.”


Les Masterson is available to discuss weather-related home insurance claims; plese let me know if you would like to arrange a call or email interview with Les.


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