Key figures related to insurance claims due to The 2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake as of Sep. 12, 2018
(Sep. 20, 2018

The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) has released the following updated figures as of Sep. 12: 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 insurance companies that write earthquake insurance.

Region / PrefectureNumber of
inquiries
(*1)
Number of
settled cases
(*2)
Number of
claim payments
Total amount of
claims paid
(in thousands of yen)
 Hokkaido 12,263 493 114 67,090
 Other prefectures 16 2 0 0
 Total 12,279495 114 67,090

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*2 The number of settled cases includes those where claims were paid as well as those where claims were withdrawn as a result of actual investigations.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

10 Largest Claims Paid for Earthquake Insurance on Dwelling Risks

(in billions of yen)

Earthquake (Region name)
Date
Claims Paid
 1 The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku (*) Mar. 11, 2011 1,274.9
 2  The 2016 Kumamoto Apr. 14, 2016 375.3
 3 Hyogo-ken Nanbu Jan. 17, 1995 78.3
 4 Miyagi-ken-oki (*) Apr. 7, 2011 32.4
 5 Fukuoka ken Seiho-oki Mar. 20, 2005 17.0
 6 Geiyo Mar. 24, 2001 16.9
 7 Niigata-ken Chuetsu Oct. 23, 200414.9
 8 Niigata-ken Chuetsu-oki Jul. 16, 2007 8.2
 9 Fukuoka-ken Seiho-oki Apr. 20, 2005 6.4
 10 Tokachi-oki Sep. 26, 2003 6.0

Source : Japan Earthquake Reinsurance Co., Ltd. (as of March 31, 2017)

(*)The total claims paid for The Great East Japan Earthquake is the total of The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Miyagi-ken-oki, Shizuoka-ken Tobu, and Fukushima-ken Hamadori at 1,311.3 billion yen.