Climate change has the potential to affect the availability and affordability of insurance across most major insurance categories. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) adopted the Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey in 2009, and in February 2012, California, Washington, and New York administered the survey to insurance companies that write in excess of $300 million in premiums annually. This working paper summarizes and analyzes the survey responses that were submitted to California, Washington, and New York in 2012 for the 2011 reporting year. The working paper found that the majority of the 400 survey responses indicated that climate change poses some risk to company business, but most companies did not elaborate on those risks or provide detail on how they plan to cope with them.
Environmental Law | Law
Analysis of California, Washington, and New York Insurer Climate Risk Surveys for the 2011 Reporting Year,
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, August 2012
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/sabin_climate_change/156