Chaucer News

Insurance Industry Groups Join Forces to Help UK Career-Break Women Return to Work

Nine leading insurance industry businesses announced the creation of a program in the UK that will enable “career-break” professionals to return to work. The program will enable participating firms to tap into the “forgotten army” of experienced women who are …

Specialty Re/insurer Chaucer Launches Bermuda Reinsurance Branch for U.S. Business

Chaucer, the London-based specialty re/insurance group, announced the launch of a reinsurance branch in Bermuda to provide U.S. clients with greater access to its underwriting expertise and capacity. This follows the receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals from the Bermuda …

K2 Financial Receives Additional Capacity from Chaucer

K2 International (K2), the specialty insurance and reinsurance underwriting platform, announced it has secured additional capacity support from Chaucer, the specialty re/insurance group. The agreement, which is effective from Nov. 1, 2020, will allow K2 Financial to provide significant capacity …

Kovrr Develops Open Framework for Measuring Catastrophic Cyber Risk

Kovrr, a cyber risk modeling company, announced it has developed an easy-to-use open framework to measure and understand catastrophic cyber risk exposure. The CRA-Zones™ framework defines the minimal elements needed to provide a view of cyber risk aggregations, allows for …

Parametric Insurance Could Offer Hotels Relief from Coronavirus Cancellations

Organizers of events called off because of the coronavirus are likely to miss out on insurance payouts because typical policies do not cover epidemic outbreaks. Hotels hit by cancellations may fare better. That is because a new type of insurance …

Chaucer Partners with Artificial Labs to Offer ‘Next Generation’ U/W Platform

Chaucer, the London-based specialty re/insurance group, announced a new partnership with London-based insurtech Artificial Labs to deliver a next generation underwriting platform for high-volume specialty products. The partnership will provide a smarter and more efficient underwriting service to brokers and …

Chaucer Names 3 U.S. Property Executives

Specialty insurer Chaucer announced the appointment of Chance Gilliland as head of U.S. Property Insurance, Mel Smart as head of International Property Facultative and Michael Johnston as deputy class underwriter, International Property Binders. As Head of U.S. Property Insurance, Gilliland …

SkyWatch.AI Launches On-Demand Drone Insurance in UK, Underwritten by Chaucer

SkyWatch.AI, the on-demand, telematics-based insurance platform, has launched in the United Kingdom following last year’s launch in the United States. SkyWatch.AI’s UK policies will be underwritten by specialty insurance and reinsurance group Chaucer. SkyWatch.AI is offered by on-demand, usage-based specialized …

Chubb, Hiscox, Tokio, Other Lloyd’s Underwriters Form Innovation Facility to Insure Emerging Risks

A group of Lloyd’s underwriters has launched a new facility with £53 million ($67.5 million) of capacity that is designed to speed up re/insurance product development for new and emerging risks. The Product Innovation Facility is led by senior underwriters …

China Re Completes Purchase of Chaucer Holdings from Hanover Insurance

China Reinsurance (Group) Corp. announced it has completed the 100 percent equity acquisition of Chaucer Holdings Ltd. — the major portion of Hanover Insurance Group’s Lloyd’s international specialty business. The acquisition of Chaucer Insurance Co. DAC (Chaucer Dublin) and Hanover …