SYDNEY — Shares in Insurance Australia Group Ltd. IAG,
The stock was down 4.5% to 4.88 Australian dollars (US$3.45), after hitting a low of A$4.78 earlier. The insurer is currently the third-worst performer on Australia’s S&P/ASX 200.
IAG said Monday that it has so far gotten more than 5,000 claims across its AMI, State and NZI brands.
“The number of claims is expected to rise further over the coming days, with the event still unfolding and as customers identify damage to their property,” the insurer said in a regulatory filing.
IAG said it is too early to determine the financial impact of the weather event in Auckland, adding that as the impact becomes clearer, it may review its estimate for FY 2023 natural peril costs.
Australian general insurers, including IAG rival Suncorp Group Ltd. SUN,
IAG on Monday said that it had “extensive reinsurance arrangements in place for natural peril catastrophe events.”
IAG shares were up 11.5% over 2022.