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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: Commercial Court examines Allianz wording in BI claim

Claim for lost stock that perished during coronavirus lockdown lies at the centre of dispute

United Kingdom Legal focus

Viewpoint: Insurers must beware a post-Covid credit default crisis

The fault lines in the credit sector are beginning to show, but stress and scenario testing can mitigate the financial impact on their investment portfolios and governance frameworks

Asset Management/Investment Coronavirus

Focus: Covid has accentuated the value of digital and reinsurance

Many accident and health and life companies are looking to digital strategies, merger and acquisition activity and the enhanced use of reinsurance to deal with Covid-19 challenges

Focus Coronavirus

Covid-19 recovery demonstrates the resilience of M&A insurance market

The six-month lull in activity has given the merger and acquisition insurance market time to reflect on best practice and find ways to broaden the use of its products

Coronavirus Specialty

Focus: Opportunities for professional indemnity market amid pandemic pressures

The professional indemnity market is braced for challenging times ahead, but there are also good reasons to be optimistic about the prospects for this class

Focus Coronavirus

Focus: Covid could lead to surge in product liability and recall claims

Companies whose products could potentially contribute to the spread of the virus or intensify its impact may become a target for product liability claims

Focus Coronavirus

Legal Focus: Courts are getting to grips with lockdown second time around

The first lockdown saw chaos in the courts – eight months later, the picture is very different

United Kingdom Legal focus

Legal Focus: The pandemic is an opportunity for China's insurance industry to reform

But overcoming the challenges is an issue the whole insurance industry needs to think about

China Coronavirus

Listed Lloyd’s players see strong growth as Covid-19 losses stabilise

Hiscox, Beazley and Lancashire expect strong rate increases into 2021 after a turbulent year

Beazley Hiscox

Focus: Covid has far-reaching implications for aviation claims management

The airline industry is facing new types of claims as a result of the revised operation of airlines and the transformation of the risk landscape post-Covid

Focus Aviation

Focus: Aviation insurers see reduction in claims, but face new risk accumulations

Carriers anticipate reduced exposure metrics as a result of Covid-19 at the next renewals, but they need to take into consideration the new risks that are emerging in parallel

Focus Coronavirus

Focus: A professional approach to risk management has never been more vital for the aviation industry

Airlines will resume normal operations more quickly if industry and political leaders work with, rather than against, public health professionals

Focus Aviation

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