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Catastrophe modeler Eqecat says the insured losses from Typhoon Haiyan are likely not to exceed $100 million despite the storm possibly being the deadliest to ever hit the Philippines.  

Although damage is extensive to the most affected parts of the island country, much of the areas are less urbanized and insurance penetration is low, reports Eqecat. About 90 percent of infrastructure is damaged but this is also not typically insured. Eqecat says only about 15-20 of property insurance policies, of the low percentage with them, are insured against typhoon risk. Standard homeowners policies exclude flood coverage.

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