CCRIF News

Parametric Insurance Can Help Close Global Protection Gap: Clyde & Co. Report

Parametric insurance can play a significant role in closing the insurance protection gap – a problem that plagues economies in both the developing and developed world, according to a report published by Clyde & Co. The protection gap is the …

Cat Facility CCRIF to Pay Trinidad & Tobago $7M for Severe October Rains

Cayman Islands-based CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced that Trinidad & Tobago will receive a payout of US$7,007,886 (approximately TT$47.4 million) on an excess rainfall policy following a period of heavy rainfall between Oct. 18 and …

Cat Facility CCRIF to Pay 6 Caribbean Nations $29.6M for Hurricane Irma Damage

Cayman Islands-based CCRIF (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) will make payments totaling US$29.6 million to six Caribbean nations recovering from Hurricane Irma. CCRIF’s parametric tropical cyclone insurance policies will pay $6.8 million to Antigua & Barbuda; $6.5 million …

Caribbean Cat Facility CCRIF & Caribbean Development Bank Launch Regional Risk Management Project

The Caribbean Development Bank and CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) have launched a Caribbean risk management project. Formally known as “Integrated Sovereign Risk Management in the Caribbean,” the project aims to enable Caribbean countries to take …

Caribbean Cat Facility CCRIF Donates $100,000 to Belize to Aid Rainfall Tracking

Belize SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) is providing US$100,000 to the government of Belize to purchase 40-50 automatic weather stations that will provide the Meteorological Service of Belize with access to real-time rainfall data. The weather stations …

Emerging Risks/Markets Offer New Opportunities: 2017 Predictions, Part 3

Insurers and reinsurers continue to look for organic growth where they can find it – sometimes from emerging risks and sometimes from emerging markets. As always, the keys to success are market knowledge and patience. Providing a heads-up for such …

Caribbean Cat Facility, CCRIF, Pays Nicaragua $1.1M for Hurricane Otto

CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) made a payout of US$1.1 million to the government of Nicaragua as a result of damages from Hurricane Otto. Damages triggered a CCRIF payment on the country’s tropical cyclone policy, which …

Caribbean Cat Facility, CCRIF, Pays Belize for Excess Rain From Hurricane Earl

CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) made a pay-out of US$261,073 to the government of Belize as a result of heavy rains from Hurricane Earl on Aug. 4-5. Rainfall from the hurricane caused widespread flood damage to …

CCRIF Partners with Seismic Research Center for Quake, Volcano Risk

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) and the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of The University of the West Indies have entered into a partnership to enhance the Accelerometric Network in the Eastern Caribbean and Jamaica in order to strengthen …

CCRIF Reports Minimal Damage; No Payouts Due from TS Isaac

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility has reported that, while some of its members were impacted by tropical storm Isaac, most of the damage was minimal. “Dominica, Haiti and the Bahamas were the CCRIF countries affected by Isaac,” said the …