Key figures related to insurance claims due to the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake as of May 23, 2016
(May 25, 2016

The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) has released the following updated figures as of May 16: the number of inquiries (*1), the number of settled cases (*2), the number of claim payments, and the total amount of claims paid for "Earthquake Insurance on Dwelling Risks".

The figures below were gathered from both domestic and foreign insurance companies.
Region / PrefectureNumber of
inquiries
(*1)
Number of
settled cases
(*2)
Number of
claim payments
Total amount of
claims paid
(in thousands of yen)
 Fukuoka 10,417 7,7975,348 3,387,654
 Saga 1,482 1,080 776 510,265
 Nagasaki517 389 253 136,816
 Kumamoto 165,342 105,739 98,852 171,913,521
 Oita 9,565 7,277 5,915 4,842,349
 Miyazaki 311 137 82 57,490
 Kagoshima 236 93 5034,982
 Other prefectures 449 337 187 83,043
 Total 188,319 122,849 111,463 180,966,120

*1 The number of inquiries includes the number of cases where insurance companies received requests for damage investigations, inquiries about earthquake insurance coverage, and requests for advice on policyholder contracts. The number includes inquiries for both buildings and contents.

*2 The number of settled cases includes the those cases where claims were paid as well as those where claims were withdrawn as a result of actual investigations. It also includes cases that were resolved when insurance companies received inquiries.