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Covid-19

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.

Covid-19

Legal Focus: Balancing the risks of Covid-19 in the care sector

The benefits and costs of addressing Covid-19 risks will invariably come before the courts in one form or another

Legal focus United Kingdom

Reinsurers under pressure to challenge primary carriers on Covid BI claims

Rising BI loss aggregation could see reinsurers challenge the assessment and validation of business interruption claims, particularly on large facultative contracts

Reinsurance Coronavirus

Legal Focus: Blanket D&O exclusion fears as carriers brace for post-Covid insolvencies

A recent, very widely drafted LMA exclusion clause introduced into D&O policies could lead to expensive and protracted insurance coverage disputes for businesses

Coronavirus Casualty

Focus: M&A carriers see upside in more flexible approach to Covid coverage

While broad exclusions were the norm in lockdown last year, transactional liability underwriters are becoming more comfortable with accommodating the different impacts of the pandemic on M&A deals

Risk Management Focus

Focus: The big lesson from Covid is businesses must take risk reporting seriously

Recent research highlights major flaws in the presentation and analysis by FTSE 100 companies of risk, which is often backward- rather than forward-looking

Focus Risk Management

Focus: Market cannot afford to underestimate the risks of the post-Covid rebound

Businesses able to transform the lessons of the pandemic into risk insights will be better positioned to mitigate a radically transformed threat landscape

Focus Coronavirus

Legal Focus: Contingency market risks pulling the plug on live events

As the nation inches out of lockdown, there is an increasingly urgent question as to the contingency insurance market’s appetite to write event cancellation policies

Specialty Coronavirus

Viewpoint: Relationships are key to mitigating risk of pandemic unrest in Mena region

Despite the high level of civil and political unrest in the region, international carriers can support clients and underwrite sustainably by using regional knowledge and relationships in local markets

Middle East and Africa Political Risk and Trade

Global carriers reconsider appetite for Middle East risks in light of Covid

Insurers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Israel face increase in business interruption losses as well as premium taxes, as governments seek to replenish finances dented by coronavirus

Claims Management Coronavirus

Viewpoint: Government action is essential to make pandemic BI risk insurable

There are strong parallels between the measures required to sustain the terrorism risk market following the September 11, 2001 attacks and what will be required to provide pandemic business interruption cover after Covid-19

Coronavirus Risk Management

Viewpoint: The days of the Underwriting Room at Lloyd’s are numbered

In the post-lockdown world, a complete rethink of the use of the trading floors is required

Lloyds Coronavirus

Focus: Innovation essential to salvage London market’s reputation

Underwriters and brokers alike must be more responsive and innovative when it comes to addressing client needs to repair London’s reputation with regional and international clients 

Coronavirus Distribution

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