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Insurance Advisory Organization’s Pandemic Endorsement Approved by 6 States

AAIS (the American Association of Insurance Services) has received approval from six state insurance departments for its health-emergency policy endorsement, clarifying coverage and cancellation provisions in the wake of COVID-19. To date, the endorsement has been approved in Arkansas, Arizona, …

How Insurance Industry Might Respond if a Pandemic Is an Act of Terror

Imagine a scenario where COVID-19 was manufactured in a lab and was released as an act of terror. Tracey Gibbons, senior vice present, Underwriting, at Third Point Re, considers this possibility during a presentation for Carrier Management’s new series of …

Munich Re to Stop Selling Pandemic Business Coverage

Munich Re has stopped selling coverage to protect against business losses in future pandemics after the German reinsurer took a 1.5 billion-euro ($1.8 billion) virus-related hit in the first half. “We are currently examining whether we will offer new contracts …

Elephant Insurance Discounts Auto Coverage for Work From Home Customers

Elephant Insurance is now offering discounted car insurance rates to customers working from home. Policyholders and spouses working from home and driving less are eligible to receive the new discount, depending on the number of days driven to work and …

University Insured Chinese Student Tuition Revenue Against Virus. Then COVID-19 Hit.

After becoming dean of the University of Illinois business school in 2015, Jeffrey Brown worried that politics or a virus would choke off a major source of revenue for his school: Chinese graduate students. So, in 2017, along with the …

Another Specialty Broker Begins Selling Pandemic Insurance Coverage

A Newport Beach, Calif.-based specialty broker believes that now is the best time to start offering pandemic insurance. Elite Risk Insurance, which specializes in bespoke risk, is offering Pandemic Outbreak with COVID-19 Relapse coverage with limits from $2 million to …

What to Expect in Pandemic Insurance. Munich Re Expert Looks Back and Ahead.

Summary: Dr. Gunther Kraut, head of Epidemic Risk Solutions at Munich Re, discusses the current state of the pandemic insurance market and what can be expected for the future. He says one of the challenges of developing this market, aside …

Specialty Broker Offers Business Insurance Coverage for Pandemic, Epidemic Risks

A Boston-based national wholesale insurance broker is offering what it says is “among the first and most accessible” insurance policies for commercial risks arising from pandemics and epidemics. The policy, Pandemic Protector, is underwritten in the London market and exclusively …

How to Prepare for the Next ‘Black-Swan’ Event? Lloyd’s Has Some Suggestions.

Lloyd’s of London is proposing solutions that could provide customers with greater protection against a future wave of the COVID-19 virus or future systemic – “black swan” – catastrophes, such as another pandemic, a global cyber attack or a solar …

EU Urged to Create Insurance Catastrophe Backstop for Pandemics, Huge Cyber Attacks

A European Union framework is needed to provide insurance cover for catastrophes such as pandemics and huge cyber attacks, the Federation of European Risk Management (FERMA) said on Tuesday. This would involve public-private partnerships and could cover events which hit …