Catastrophe losses in February comprised two events at an estimated cost of $590 million, pre-tax ($466 million, after-tax), partially offset by favorable prior period reserve reestimates. The severe winter freeze, primarily impacting Texas, resulted in gross losses of approximately $1.3 billion, with net losses estimated at $567 million, pre-tax ($448 million, after-tax), reflecting anticipated reinsurance recoveries partially offset by reinstatement premiums.
Estimated catastrophe losses for the month of January 2021 were favorable $55 million, reflecting subrogation recoveries related to the 2018 Woolsey wildfire, bringing estimated February quarter-to-date catastrophe losses to $522 million, pre-tax ($412 million, after-tax).
Given these events, Allstate has surpassed the retention level of the nationwide aggregate reinsurance cover, with the annual risk period ending March 31, 2021. For detailed specifics of our catastrophe reinsurance program, please see our Reinsurance Update posted on the Quarterly Results page of www.allstateinvestors.com.
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