Key figures related to insurance claims due to the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake as of May 30, 2016
(June 1, 2016

The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) has released the following updated figures as of May 30: 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 11,439 9,4946,602 4,254,651
 Saga 1,658 1,363 979 662,786
 Nagasaki551 463 302 158,543
 Kumamoto 176,245 141,466 132,297 228,781,836
 Oita 10,280 8,634 7,003 5,744,438
 Miyazaki 326 189 119 107,076
 Kagoshima 264 150 8047,142
 Other prefectures 485 352 193 98,419
 Total 201,248 162,111 147,575 239,854,891

*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*2 The number of settled cases includes the those cases where claims were paid as well as those where claims were withdrawn as a result of actual investigations.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.