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CNA Transfers $690M of Excess Workers’ Compensation Business to Enstar Subsidiary

Commercial lines insurer CNA Financial Corp. and Enstar on Dec. 30, 2020 said they had reached an agreement to have a subsidiary of Enstar reinsure a legacy portfolio of excess workers’ compensation policies, representing $690 million in prior-year loss reserves. …

Markel Faces Investor Lawsuit Over CATCo Loss Reserves

Markel Corp. is facing is class action shareholder lawsuit over reserve statements by its investment management unit that are being investigated by U.S. and Bermuda authorities New York law firm Bragar Eagel & Squire said it filed the class action …

Markel CATCo Reports U.S., Bermuda Inquiries into Reserves

On Friday Dec .7, Markel Corp. said it was fully cooperating with inquiries by U.S. and Bermuda authorities into loss reserves recorded in late 2017 and early 2018 at Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd., the company’s investment manager, and its …

Willis Towers Watson Launches Update of ResQ Reserving Software

Willis Towers Watson has launched a new version of its loss-reserving software, ResQ. ResQ 4.1 provides property and casualty (P/C) insurers with new reporting capabilities to further advance the software’s technical capability, in response to clients’ increasing need for faster …

Reinsurers’ Loss Reserves Dwindle While Rates Continue to Drop: Allianz Re CEO

Reinsurers are running out of claims reserves that they can release to boost profits as pricing continues to fall, according to the head of Allianz SE’s reinsurance unit. “I don’t think there are too many loss reserves left and the …

Best Downgrades Tower Group and Subs Ratings; Under Review/Negative

Last Friday, A.M. Best Co. downgraded the financial strength rating (FSR) to B (Fair) from B++ (Good) of the pooled and reinsured members of the Tower U.S. Pool. A.M. Best said the downgrade and other related actions take into consideration …