The extraordinary events of the last two years==producing $100billion of catastrophic claims==will require catastrophe modelersto modify assumptions about storm frequencies and intensities, amodeling firm executive told insurers.

And changes in carriers' planning for the future will be neededas well said Hemant Shah, president and CEO of Risk ManagementSolutions.

Mr. Shah, who spoke Friday during a session of the 17th AnnualProperty-Casualty Insurance Conference in New York, said, modelersrecalibration to enhance their projections must reflect thetremendous amount of claims experience of the last two years andthat users need to ensure that data is appropriately characterizedand complete.

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