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Active Wildfire Seasons Provide New Lessons on Wildfire Risk


WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Destructive and costly wildfires in the western United States over the past several years are driving efforts to better understand wildfire risk, ways to more effectively prevent and mitigate wildfires, and approaches to insuring against wildfire risk exposures, as outlined in a new issue paper from the American Academy of Actuaries.

"Federal, state, and local government regulators and agencies, property owners and builders, actuaries, and insurers all have a part in addressing this risk," said Jeri Xu, chairperson of the Academy's Extreme Events and Property Lines Committee, which developed the issue paper, Wildfire: An Issue Paper?Lessons Learned from the 2017 to 2021 Events. "Fostering a healthy and fair insurance market for wildfire peril is a major public policy objective, and recent wildfire seasons have raised issues, challenges, and opportunities for all stakeholders to consider."

Among these are:

Read the issue paper and learn more under the public policy tab of the Academy's website.

The American Academy of Actuaries is a 19,500+ member professional association whose mission is to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. For more than 50 years, the Academy has assisted public policymakers on all levels by providing leadership, objective expertise, and actuarial advice on risk and financial security issues. The Academy also sets qualification, practice, and professionalism standards for actuaries in the United States.

SOURCE American Academy of Actuaries


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