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MGA New Paradigm Aims to Bridge the Natural Catastrophe Protection Gap

Evan Glassman saw a gap in the property insurance market—literally. Glassman, working as a retail producer in south Florida for most of his career, realized that the insurance industry’s products were not fully addressing the needs of commercial property insurance …

Bank of England Warns Private Insurers Need Government to Help Narrow Protection Gap

The Bank of England has encouraged the government to work with UK insurers in preparation for future major shocks, rather than leave swathes of the economy exposed to catastrophic losses. The danger of a “protection gap” is emerging as firms …

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 …

Willis Research Network Partners with ‘Cloud to Street’ to Raise Flood Resilience

The Willis Research Network (WRN) has formed a new partnership with “Cloud to Street,” a global flood-mapping and monitoring platform that aims to help governments, humanitarian organizations and private sector actors increase resilience to catastrophic flooding. The partnership will leverage …

Earthquake Hits Croatia, a Month After Another Tremor Causes Damages of $6B

An earthquake rattled Croatia’s capital, a month after a stronger tremor left Zagreb in need of $6 billion for renovation, adding to a growing list of costs as the European Union battles the coronavirus. The 3.5-magnitude temblor on Thursday was …

UK Insurers Could See Underwriting Losses After Storms Ciara, Dennis: Fitch

Losses from storms Ciara and Dennis, which brought strong winds, torrential rain and widespread flooding to the UK, will increase pressure on UK household insurers’ profits in 2020, said Fitch Ratings. While the claims are unlikely to exceed £500 million …

Cyber Attack on Asia-Pacific Ports Could Cost $110B, Hitting Global Supply Chains

A single cyber attack that affects major ports across Asia-Pacific could cost $110 billion, which is roughly equivalent to half of all losses from natural catastrophes globally in 2018*, according to research from Lloyd’s of London. These losses could occur …

Reinsurers Look at Cyber’s Massive Growth Possibilities-With Caution

Reinsurers are aware they must constantly invent new solutions in order to stay relevant for their clients. Yet, they admit they are sometimes challenged to close the protection gap for new and emerging risks such as cyber. Cyber is actually …

U.S. Private Flood Insurance: The Journey to Build a New Market

Not long ago, private flood insurance was thought to be an impossible dream in the property/casualty sector. There were numerous arguments supporting the common wisdom that a meaningful market for residential flood coverage from admitted private insurers would never exist. …

Aon, Insurtech Startup Etherisc Launch Blockchain-Based Agriculture Insurance

Aon plc has partnered with anti-poverty organization Oxfam and insurtech startup Etherisc to launch a blockchain-based platform that provides agriculture insurance for smallholder farmers in Sri Lanka. Nearly 200 Sri Lankan farmers have enrolled to obtain micro-insurance protection against crop …