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Beazley Offers Revenue Protection Cover for UK Events Hit by Wet Weather

London-based insurer Beazley has launched “Cancellation Plus” for the event industry in the United Kingdom, offering event organizers revenue protection for reduced ticket sales and concessions when a specified amount of rainfall occurs at their event. Beazley said it provides …

Beazley Expands Event Cancellation Coverage for Political Violence, Terrorism Incidents

Beazley, a provider of event cancellation insurance, has expanded its terrorism and political violence event cancellation insurance for the sports, entertainment and leisure industries in the U.S. to include riots, civil commotion, strikes, the threat of a terrorist act and …

Zika Virus Could Make Scoring Event Insurance More Difficult

Fears over the spread of the Zika virus are likely to dampen the Summer Olympics set for Rio de Janeiro in August and other summer events. The virus could also make it more difficult for summer event organizers to find …

Beazley Launches Combined Event Cancellation Coverage

Beazley has introduced Cancellation Plus, an endorsement that combines event cancellation coverage with protection for reduced ticket sales and concessions in the event of poor weather depressing event revenues. Beazley provides cancellation coverage for thousands of events annually, including many …

Rio Olympics Will Proceed – Despite Zika Epidemic: Munich Re Underwriter

Should the Olympics proceed in Rio de Janeiro in August as planned? With the lighting of the torch set to take place in less than three months, a handful of medical experts are calling for the games to be postponed …

Zika Exclusion Now Commonplace in Cancellation Cover for Latin America Events 

Organizers of rock concerts and conferences in Latin America or fringe events at the Rio Olympics beware: if you still need insurance to cover cancellation due to the Zika virus, it’s probably too late. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should be fine. …

World Cup Insurers Face Many Claims, Disputes Over Russia, Qatar

World Cup insurers are likely to refuse to pay out on many cancellation contracts if Russia and Qatar lose the rights to hold the tournaments because of fraud, industry experts said. Russia and Qatar could be stripped of their World …

Insurer to Pay for Florida Gators-Idaho Vandals Cancelled Game

The University of Florida’s Athletic Department is scheduled to collect $1.8 million under a Lloyd’s of London insurance policy that covers the loss of ticket revenue in the event a home game is cancelled. The University of Florida Gators were …

Report: NYRR Received $15M for Cancelled NYC Marathon in 2012

The New York Road Runners (NYRR), a nonprofit group that organizes the annual New York City Marathon, received $15 million in insurance proceeds from Lloyd’s of London for the cancelled New York City marathon in 2012, according to a report …

Insurance for Sporting Events Could Be Affected by Marathon Bombings: RMS Expert

Insurance markets for sporting events and terrorism coverage could be affected by the Boston Marathon bombings, according to a risk expert offering one of the first estimates of the impact of the terrorist attack. Dr. Gordon Woo, catastrophist at the …