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AXA Identifies 1,700 Restaurant Contracts with Unclear Terms on Pandemic Payouts

French insurer AXA has identified 1,700 contracts signed with restaurant owners in France where the terms are not clear as to whether business interruption losses due to the COVID-19 crisis should be covered, its CEO told Le Monde in an …

Billionaire Del Vecchio Doesn’t Seek Merger Between Generali and AXA or Zurich: Source

Leonardo Del Vecchio’s plans to boost the European presence of Italy’s top insurer Generali do not include a cross-border merger with rivals AXA or Zurich, a source close to the billionaire said on Wednesday. Del Vecchio, the 85-year-old founder of …

Allianz and Generali Plan to Sell Life Insurance Assets: Sources

Two of Europe’s largest insurers are gearing up to sell billions of euros in life assets — a niche corner of dealmaking keeping bankers busy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Allianz SE is planning to divest as much as 9 billion …

EU Urged to Create Insurance Catastrophe Backstop for Pandemics, Huge Cyber Attacks

A European Union framework is needed to provide insurance cover for catastrophes such as pandemics and huge cyber attacks, the Federation of European Risk Management (FERMA) said on Tuesday. This would involve public-private partnerships and could cover events which hit …

Update: AXA to Pay Business Interruption Claims to Restaurants After Court Ruling

AXA will meet the bulk of business interruption claims from some restaurant owners in France, it said on Tuesday, after losing a court case seen as a potential precedent for coronavirus-related disputes across the world. A Paris court ruled last …

French Court Orders AXA to Pay Restaurant’s COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses; AXA Vows to Appeal

A Paris court ruled that insurer AXA must pay a restaurant owner two months’ worth of coronavirus-related revenue losses, the restaurateur’s lawyer said on Friday, potentially opening the door to a wave of similar litigation. The ruling will be of …

AXA’s Wattez-Richard Receives 1st Geneva Association Women-in-Insurance Award

The first annual Geneva Association Women in Insurance Award has been presented to Garance Wattez-Richard, CEO of AXA Emerging Customers, for her work in tackling the insurance protection gap and protecting underserved populations in emerging markets. Wattez-Richard founded AXA’s Emerging …

AXA Unit to Offer Medical Consultations to Guests of French Hotel Group Accor

AXA and French hotel group Accor have formed a strategic partnership to provide medical support to guests staying at Accor’s 5000 hotels worldwide. As soon as July 2020, Accor’s guests will be able to benefit from advances in telemedicine through …

UK Regulator Seeks Court Review in July to Resolve COVID-19 Insurance Dispute

Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) aims to get business interruption insurance policies examined by a court as soon as July, a member of a policyholder action group said on Thursday. The Hiscox Action Group, which is seeking to sue Hiscox …

Two Law Firms Seek British Businesses to Join Biz Interruption Lawsuit Against Allianz

Two law firms said on Tuesday they were gathering companies in Britain for a potential group lawsuit against German insurer Allianz for rejecting business interruption claims during the coronavirus pandemic. Edwin Coe and Harris Balcombe said they wanted to challenge …