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The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is reverberating around the world. Insurers face an uncertain claims environment with major investment losses also likely in the short-term. The industry will also have a pivotal role to play in helping the economy bounce back. In this section, Insurance Day provides in-depth insight and analysis of the implications of the coronavirus on international re/insurance markets and examines the role the industry must play in helping the economy recover.

Focus: The relationship between insurers and corporate policyholders is in crisis

The hardening market is forcing businesses to look at alternative risk transfer options and an ill-judged response to the pandemic by insurers will significantly hasten that trend

Risk Management Focus

Focus: It is time to reassess the model of broker remuneration

The broker remuneration model is at the heart of the mismatch between the expectations of commercial policyholders and the cover provided by the insurance industry

Coronavirus Focus

Focus: Data-driven insights critical after lockdown

The decision to resume operations after an extended lockdown period is not straightforward for corporations, especially those with operations that cross borders or even continents

Risk Management Focus

Focus: Insurers and corporates must view risk in three dimensions

There is a growing divergence between corporates’ risk requirements and the appetite of insurers to cover them. Both sides have important challenges to address

Focus Risk Management
Coronavirus ID Comment

Insurers hope for bounce-back as pandemic batters Q1 investment returns

The Covid-19 market crash wreaked havoc on insurers’ investment portfolios in February and March, but whether the damage is long-lasting remains unclear

Asset Management/Investment Coronavirus

ID Comment: Covid-19 could do away with the pointless meeting for good

An awful lot of interactions in the London market bring little of value – the pandemic could do away with them for good

ID Comment Coronavirus

Viewpoint: The D&O market must adapt in the face of Covid-19

It has never been more important for the sector to have a clear understanding of what buyers want

Casualty Viewpoint

Viewpoint: Cost of crew claims spirals under Covid-19 port restrictions

Lack of a robust, mandatory testing regime for crew members is a major concern

Claims Management Coronavirus

Surge in pirate activity increases Covid-19 challenge for marine market

Insurers fear pirates in the Gulf of Guinea will attempt to board tankers used as offshore storage facilities 

Claims Management Coronavirus

Covid-19 Claims: It's going to be expensive, but how expensive?

Covid-19 will cause claims for several quarters but it is too early to say whether estimates of a $100bn industry loss are accurate

Coronavirus Losses
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Latest Covid-19 Updates

Markel expects UK BI losses due to lack of virus exclusions

Carrier reserves for $325m of business interruption and event cancellation losses in Q1 earnings to cover claims throughout 2020

Markel Coronavirus

Hiscox Action Group moves step closer to litigation over Covid-19 claims

Group appoints litigation funder and City law firm to represent more than 200 claimants against insurer

Coronavirus Hiscox

Stephen Catlin: ‘We need to come together as one voice on Covid-19’

Industry figurehead confident a solution to future pandemics can be found by end of 2020

Coronavirus United Kingdom