The lights are slowly starting to come back on after Hurricane Sandy, but planning clients up and down the Eastern seaboard are facing big losses -- both total and partial -- on primary residences, vacation homes and commercial real estate.
Ultimately, damages to the region could amount to $50 billion, according to Jim Kane, president of personal insurance at HUB International. HUB is well placed to gauge the storm's impact: The 10th largest independent insurance brokerage nationwide, it sells policies for more than 2,000 large and small insurance companies, with many of its customers in the Northeast.
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