Kin bolsters reinsurance program

Upgraded program is backed by 40 insurers

Kin bolsters reinsurance program

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Kin Insurance has announced that the Kin Interinsurance Network, its reciprocal insurance carrier, has finalized its reinsurance program for the period of June 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023.

Kin’s upgraded reinsurance program is backed by 40 reinsurers, including eight new partners. All of the reinsurers have a financial rating of A- or higher from AM Best. Kin’s reinsurance program offers 160 year first-event loss protection, or $770 million in reinsurance coverage for hurricanes, the company said.

“Despite a homeowners insurance market that has continued to harden, we’ve successfully completed our reinsurance program,” said Angel Conlin, chief insurance officer at Kin. “This is a testament to our strong relationships with our reinsurance partners, who have helped us bring our unique underwriting approach and emphatic commitment to policyholder protection to the capital markets.”

The reinsurance placement represents a 150% increase over 2021, Kin said. In addition to offering greater disaster protection, the reinsurance program also strengthens Kin’s ability to provide support and manage risks for homeowners who are most exposed to the increasing impacts of climate change. By 2040, the cost of property lost to natural catastrophes could rise by more than 60% in the US as a result of climate change, Kin said.

Kin’s reinsurance program applies to all states and policies within the Kin Interinsurance Network.

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