Munich Re News

8 Reinsurers Provide $897M Cover for Lloyd’s Central Fund with Aon as Placing Broker

Lloyd’s announced the marketplace has secured a five-year £650 million ($897 million) reinsurance cover for its Central Fund—a move that aims to protect against adverse tail risk, while supporting growth and bolstering the market’s balance sheet. The £650 million protection, …

Major Reinsurers Look to Exclude Coal from Treaty Policies, as Climate Pressure Grows

Major reinsurers have already pulled back from providing bespoke cover for coal projects as part of efforts to meet global climate change commitments, but now comes the hard part – finding ways to exclude coal from bulk-buy contracts, known as …

Aon Collaborates with Insurer Partners to Protect Global COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments

Insurance broker Aon plc has introduced a new solution, through broad industry collaboration, that will provide supply chain protection for global COVID-19 vaccine shipments. The solution provides transparent cargo insurance coverage for COVID-19 vaccines by combining sensor data and analytics. …

Consumers Worry Connected Cars Are Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Consumers are increasingly worried about cyber attack vulnerabilities with connected and automated vehicles. According to a new Munich Re/HSB survey of more than 1,500 U.S. adults, 37% of consumers said they were either somewhat or very concerned about both cyber …

Insurers Face Disputes with Their Reinsurers over UK COVID-19 Business Income Claims

Top insurance companies, ordered by Britain’s highest court to pay thousands of small businesses millions of pounds in claims for COVID-19 disruption, are facing a battle with reinsurers over who should foot the bill, industry sources said. Bars, beauty parlors, …

Google to Offer Cyber Insurance From Allianz, Munich Re to Cloud Users

Google is teaming up with two global insurers to cover cyber breaches and related risks for businesses that use its cloud services, the first time a major provider has opened up such insurance to its clients, the companies said on …

Munich Re’s 2020 Profit Drops 55% on COVID-19-Related Reinsurance Claims of $4.1B

Munich Re reported a profit of €1.21 billion (US1.47 billion) for 2020, a 55% decline from the €2.71 billion (US$3.29 billion) reported for the previous year. The reinsurer’s Q4 2020 profit dropped to €212 million (US$258 million) from €217 million …

15 Insurers Stop Doing Business with Nord Stream 2 Pipeline to Avoid Sanctions: Reuters

Baker Hughes Co and AXA Group and 16 other companies recently quit work on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and will not be sanctioned, according to a document the Biden administration sent to Congress last week which was …

Munich Re Stops Insuring Nord Stream 2 Pipeline on Fears of U.S. Sanctions

A subsidiary of Germany’s Munich Re will no longer insure the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Europe amid the fear of sanctions by the U.S. government. The U.S. has been threatening sanctions against European companies that support construction …

HSB Launches Workplace Violence Insurance for Small Businesses

HSB, part of Munich Re, has created a new workplace violence insurance coverage for small to mid-size businesses, providing counseling, crisis communications, lost business income and security services to help companies and their employees respond and recover after a violent …