Paying for Katrina: The Insurance Question

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By one estimate, close to half a million insurance claims have already been filed in the wake of Hurrican Katrina — and a host of questions have been raised. Who will pay for what stands to be the costliest disaster to hit the U.S. insurance industry?


David Maurstad, director of FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program and Mitigation Division

Howard Kunreuther, co-director of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School

Robert Hunter, director of insurance for the Consumer Federation of America; former Texas insurance commissioner

Bill Bailey, managing director of the Hurricane Insurance Information Center



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