Pursuant to Section 2210.3511 of the Texas Insurance Code, TWIA’s 2020 Rate Adequacy Analysis is now available on our website. The analysis will be considered by TWIA’s Actuarial & Underwriting Committee and the TWIA Board of Directors as part of the Association’s annual rate filing process. More information on TWIA’s annual rate filing consideration process is available here.
The Rate Adequacy Analysis indicates that TWIA’s current rates are inadequate by 44 percent for residential coverage and 49 percent for commercial coverage. A more thorough summary of conclusions is found in the Rate Adequacy Presentation to the Committee, which is included with the Rate Adequacy Analysis documents.
The Rate Adequacy Analysis package can be reviewed at www.twia.org/about-us/#financials-reports, and includes:
- Cover Letter [Cover Letter 2020.pdf]
- Rate Adequacy Presentation to the Actuarial & Underwriting Committee [Actuarial and Underwriting Committee Presentation 2020.pdf]
- A summary of the hurricane model input assumptions [Assumptions 2020.pdf]
- A memorandum describing the TWIA Residential Rate Adequacy Analysis, including a discussion of actuarial methodologies and conclusions [Residential Memo 2020.pdf]
- Residential Rate Indication Exhibits [Residential Exhibit 2020.xlsx]
- A memorandum describing the Commercial Rate Adequacy Analysis, including a discussion of actuarial methodologies and conclusions [Commercial Memo 2020.pdf]
- Commercial Rate Indication Exhibits [Commercial Exhibit 2020.xlsx]
- Model Output provided by modelers:
- AIR Average Annual Loss by County [County Loss AIR 2020.xlsx] [County Loss AIR 2020.pdf]
- RMS Average Annual Loss by County [County Loss RMS 2020.xlsx] [County Loss RMS 2020.pdf]
- AIR Event File [AIR Event File 2020.xlsx]
- RMS Event File [RMS Event File 2020.xlsx]
- Comparison of Hurricane Frequency for AIR vs. RMS vs. NOAA [Frequency Comparison.xlsx]
- TWIA Catastrophe Modeling Results on Exposure as of 11/30/2019 [TWIA Hurricane Model Output]
The Rate Adequacy Analysis is an estimate based on professional judgement and statistical modeling of future weather events. Actual future events will differ from these estimates.
Members of the public may comment on the Rate Adequacy Analysis via email to PublicComment@TWIA.org. E-mailed comments received by Noon CT on Friday, July 31 will be compiled and provided to the TWIA Board of Directors prior to the August 4 meeting. There will also be a period for public comment with respect to the Association’s Rate Adequacy Analysis at the August 4 Board meeting, which will be held via teleconference. Information on how individuals may participate in the August 4 Board meeting will be posted to TWIA’s website on July 24.
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