AIRMIC News

Initial Reactions to UK Supreme Court’s Ruling on Business Interruption Claims

Insurers, policyholders and industry observers have issued comments on the UK Supreme Court’s ruling that insurers should pay small businesses for many business interruption claims from the COVID-19 lockdowns. The UK Supreme Court dismissed appeals by six insurers – Hiscox, …

More Companies Turn to Captives as Rates Rise, Terms & Conditions Tighten

Fed up with rising prices and more stringent terms and conditions for their insurance policies as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, companies are turning to in-house insurance firms. These so-called “captive” insurers are already common among large firms, with …

Insurers Must Re-Think Pandemic Response or Risk Reputational Damage: UK’s Airmic

Airmic, the UK association for risk and insurance professionals, has urged the insurance market to adopt a more responsible and business sensitive position on the COVID-19 pandemic or risk long-term damage to trust and reputation and loss of customers. “With …

Insurers Weigh Premium Hikes for UK’s Tall Buildings After Grenfell Tower Fire

Insurers are considering raising premiums for tall buildings in Britain with flammable cladding panels and no sprinklers or even excluding related risks following the Grenfell fire in London earlier this year. Inquiries into the tragedy, which killed up to 80 …

Re/Insurance Business Leaders Begin to Comment on Post-Brexit World

The UK joined the European Union in January 1973, and yesterday, the UK public voted to leave. After 43 years of marriage, the divorce proceedings will soon begin. No one knows how long it will take for the UK to …

Willis Calls for Industry Action on ‘Black Swan’ Risks

“The insurance industry should move beyond traditional insurance solutions and start thinking of new ways to protect companies against the consequences of so-called Black Swan events, such as the Gulf oil spill or last year’s Japanese tsunami,” warned Phil Ellis, …