CNA Transfers $690M of Excess Workers’ Compensation Business to Enstar Subsidiary

January 4, 2021

Commercial lines insurer CNA Financial Corp. and Enstar on Dec. 30, 2020 said they had reached an agreement to have a subsidiary of Enstar reinsure a legacy portfolio of excess workers’ compensation policies, representing $690 million in prior-year loss reserves.

Under the retroactive reinsurance agreement, CNA will cede net excess workers’ compensation liabilities relating to business written in 2007 and prior from its principal operating subsidiary Continental Casualty Co. to Enstar’s Cavello Bay Reinsurance Ltd. The reinsurance deal has an aggregate limit of $1 billion.

In a statement, CNA Chair and CEO Dino Robusto said the transfer of legacy reserves supports CNA’s “continued commitment” to advancing its “core business.”

The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory approval and other closing conditions, at which time CNA expects to recognize an after-tax loss of approximately $12 million.

Sources: CNA, Enstar

Topics Workers' Compensation Excess Surplus Talent

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