|The year 1999, had been more than a bumpy ride.
The quake was the largest to hit Taiwan in over 100 years, with extensive and widespread damage to Promiselandís insured property. The quake had inflicted severe damage to a few of its insured buildings. Promiseland had sustained a heavy blow from the quake claim payment. The ultimate level of its insured property damage amounted to approximately NT$ 9 billion.
In a little over a year, it was back in the black, posting net earnings (premium income) of NT$ 42.79 billion for 2000, after a significant reduction of NT$ 21.6 billion premium income in the previous year.
Much of the revival has been attributed to his excellent risk management skills; a good reinsurance programme that he has arranged. Heavy reinsurance has significantly reduced the potential loss exposure to NT$ 22,500,000.
The global reinsurance sector has booked the buck of the insurance losses incurred from the earthquake. Although Promiselandís insured losses were approximated to NT$ 14.2 billion, the level of retention appeared to be relatively low (about 15% of the losses).