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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 seafarer crisis is a challenge for the marine sector, including insurers

Shipowners and their insurers will very likely face claims from seafarers

Focus Coronavirus

Not so unexpected? Modelling pandemic risks

It is possible for insurers and clients to estimate potential losses caused by events like Covid-19, the chief executive of San Francisco-based Metabiota says 

Technology Coronavirus

Viewpoint: London must brace itself for more fundamental change

The market has been forced to transform its working practices, but it needs to better understand the nature and scope of the changes to build on the progress already made

Market Modernisation Coronavirus

Insurers exposed as addiction rates rise under lockdown

Situation likely to become more critical as lockdown measures lead to economic hardship and social isolation, making people more prone to misusing addictive products

Coronavirus Casualty

Pandemic accelerates strategic challenges facing re/insurers

The re/insurance sector is potentially facing its biggest loss ever from the coronavirus pandemic, but the crisis has also created opportunities and added fresh impetus to firms’ innovation and transformation programmes

Coronavirus Lloyds

Legal Focus: Italian insurers face significant impact from Covid-19

The pandemic will affect several lines of business, but it will be many months before the final cost is clear

Italy Coronavirus

Viewpoint: Business interruption test case will provide much needed clarity

Outcome of the trial will not suit everyone but it is vital for the insurance market 

Coronavirus Claims Management

Viewpoint: Covid-19 is driving fine art market to reassess its pricing models

Fine art brokers and underwriters have had to adapt quickly to the new reality

Coronavirus International

‘Insurers must consider the long-term consequences of pandemic exclusions’

Re/insurance sector companies are under pressure to shift their focus from shareholders to include other stakeholders, such as their employees, clients, society and the environment

Coronavirus International

Focus: Covid-19 demands a new approach to casualty claims management

Establishing dedicated teams within claims departments will help to alert insurers to emerging risk trends and develop consistent strategies in response to Covid-19

Coronavirus Claims Management

Focus: Insurers must adapt to the shifting liabilities of the new normal

A range of new exposures will have to be identified and the right questions asked when policies are entered into or renewed

Coronavirus Casualty

Viewpoint: The market must stem the surge in luxury goods insurance fraud

Carriers and adjusters must be prepared to combat the increase in fraudulent and inflated claims for high value items driven by the financial strain of the pandemic

Europe Claims Management
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