Which Insurers Might Pay For Tornado Damage In Nashville?

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In the early hours of Tuesday morning, tornadoes in Nashville took at least two dozen lives and destroyed homes and businesses across four counties. Initial estimates put the damage to the airport alone at nearly $100 million. Will this tragedy cause distress to any insurers writing homeowners or commercial multi-peril in Tennessee?

“Carriers writing homeowners or commercial multi-peril insurance are paid to step up when tornadoes strike. Our review of the top twenty-five insurers in Tennessee writing each line of insurance leads Demotech to believe that meritorious claims associated with the damage and destruction to homes and buildings will be settled professional and promptly,” says Joseph L. Petrelli, President, Demotech. Inc. “We extend our condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives on March 3rd.”

In 2018, companies wrote $2.1 billion of homeowners direct premium in Tennessee and $509 million of commercial multi-peril (non-liability) direct premium in Tennessee. Using data reported to the NAIC and collected from SPGlobal, the top 25 writers of homeowners and commercial multi-peril (non-liability) in the state of Tennessee for year-end 2018 are listed below…Read more>>