Insurer Hiscox's premiums grow, keeps reserves for hurricane Dorian

Insurer Hiscox said on Monday earnings from premiums rose in the first nine months of the year and that it had set aside $165 million for claims related to hurricane Dorian and typhoons Hagibis and Faxai.

Nov 4 (Reuters) - Insurer Hiscox HSX.L said on Monday earnings from premiums rose in the first nine months of the year and that it had set aside $165 million for claims related to hurricane Dorian and typhoons Hagibis and Faxai.

The blue-chip company also said it was exposed to the recent California wildfires but said the size of any potential loss was unclear so far.

Gross written premiums climbed 7.3% to $3.21 billion for the nine months ended Sept. 30.

(Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka and Muvija M in Bengaluru Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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