Catastrophe Risks

Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers Show Resilience to COVID-19

April 16, 2020

Bermuda insurers and reinsurers are demonstrating "operational resilience" as they meet clients' needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers. The industry has been quick to adopt remote working protocols and social distancing that support efforts to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read More

Fact Sheet Examines Business Interruption Insurance and Pandemics

April 16, 2020

The Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) has released a fact sheet on "Understanding Business Interruption Insurance and Pandemics." "Business interruption policies generally require the losses to be caused by direct physical damage to the business's property," Sean Kevelighan, CEO of the Triple-I said in a statement. Read More

COVID-19 Economic Fallout Prompts Negative Commercial P&C Outlook

April 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the broad economy will have a significant impact on commercial lines property-casualty (P&C) insurance, leading A.M. Best to move the sector's outlook to negative. A.M. Best expects continued investment market volatility in 2020 and a deep economic contraction in the second quarter. Read More

FERMA Seeks Insurer Flexibility with Buyers Dealing with COVID-19

April 8, 2020

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has called on brokers and insurers to demonstrate enhanced understanding of the insurance needs of European businesses to help them get through the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent recovery. FERMA supports creating national pools to cover future pandemic risks. Read More

Analysis Offers New Estimate of COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses

April 7, 2020

A new analysis of business interruption losses to small US businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic estimates those losses at $431 billion per month. An earlier estimate of business interruption losses for businesses with 100 or fewer employees pegged the figure at $255 billion. Read More