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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.


Legal Focus: Pandemic intensifies regulatory focus on insurer pricing practices

Regulators are set to take a more hard-line approach to unfair pricing practices by insurers whether pre-existing, or as a consequence of, Covid-19

Regulation Coronavirus

Legal Focus: Brokers do not need to fear the outcome of FCA’s BI test case

There are many questions brokers will be asking as the High Court’s judgment is digested 

United Kingdom Coronavirus

ID Comment: It is time for insurers to pay Covid-19 BI claims

Disasters are memorable, and not just to insurers

ID Comment Coronavirus

Viewpoint: The FCA test case will not provide certainty for reinsurers

The case raises issues around event definition and the treatment of proportional and non-proportional reinsurance 

Reinsurance United Kingdom

BI test case: If the FCA wins, everyone loses

The judgment is to be handed down on September 15.It would be a mistake to think the fallout will be restricted to the business interruption insurance market

United Kingdom Property

Viewpoint: Carriers are adapting underwriting strategies to ease the capital impact of Covid

Insurers are under pressure to create a financial buffer to compensate for the negative impact the pandemic has had on their investment portfolios

Coronavirus International

Legal Focus: Do grounded aircraft present fewer risks for insurers?

Aviation insurers may face a surge in disputed claims if airlines fail to maintain compliance with the rules

Legal focus Coronavirus

Asia regulators turn to ILS strategies to close protection gap

Several Asian markets are in the process of amending their re/insurance regulations to make their markets more resilient to pandemic and natural catastrophe losses

Asia Pacific InsuranceLinked Securities

Viewpoint: The industry must not overlook the lessons of past pandemics

Experience of previous pandemics can provide valuable lessons as insurers brace themselves for a second wave of Covid-19

Coronavirus International

Viewpoint: Insurance innovation is critical in the absence of a pandemic risk model

It will take time and resources to build an infectious disease risk model – re/insurers will have to be more innovative in their pandemic coverage and exposure management

Risk Management Coronavirus

Focus: Data quality is critical to modelling the complexity of Covid-19

More detailed data will better enable modellers to track the complex interaction of supply chains, government action, mitigation dynamics, pathogen transmission and the reaction of financial markets

Focus Coronavirus

Legal Focus: Homeworking raises claims risk

Insurers face the potential for increased claims as home-working during the pandemic continues

Legal focus Coronavirus

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