Insurance today relies on models to predict earthquaketriggered
losses on the US west coast. But there is a lurking danger. Many do not consider the variability of model outcomes. As research by Swiss Re reveals, this can lead to an underestimation of ensuing losses.
This report was authored by students of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) as part of a practicum project in the Energy, Resources, and Environment Program. The practicum requires student teams to partner with key organizations to address critical international environmental policy challenges. Here, students collaborated with Swiss Re to further the understanding of natural disaster management policy in the United States and develop a platform for unlocking resources to build climate resilienceDownload
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law by President Obama in March 2010. The act brings fundamental change to access to healthcare insurance in the US and will greatly expand private coverage and Medicaid starting in 2014. The reform builds on the current financing structure of the US healthcare system, which is based on multiple payers.Download