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Lloyd’s 1st Syndicate-in-a-Box, Operated by Munich Re, Aims to Be an Innovation Lab

Lloyd’s of London is expecting big things for 2020 as it rolls out the key initiatives for its massive modernization project designed make it easier to do business with Lloyd’s and, ultimately, reduce the cost base of the market. One …

Parametric Insurance Fills Gaps Where Traditional Insurance Falls Short

Although parametric solutions have been generally available since the late 1990s, they have more recently found their way into corporate insurance. Parametric insurance solutions offer a means to guarantee direct payout after a qualifying event and protect against unpredictable but …

FEMA Envisions High-Tech Flood Insurance Program Using Parametrics, Blockchain

Blockchain technology and parametric insurance should be included in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s toolbox as it strives to close the nation’s flood insurance coverage gap, according to a draft report by an advisory committee that makes recommendations to the …

Hail Has Damaged Insurance Market for Car Dealers. Parametric Insurance May Help.

Nick Pacifico has been working at his family’s Cadillac dealership in Denver since 2003. He’s never seen insurance costs this bad. “Getting coverage is nearly impossible,” said Pacifico, vice president at Rickenbaugh Automotive Group. Two years ago he paid about …

Parametric Catastrophe Facility CCRIF Pays US$12.8M to Bahamas for Dorian Damages

CCRIF has made two payouts to the government of The Bahamas totaling US$12.8 million in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which caused widespread destruction in the northern part of the archipelago. The Bahamas has three tropical cyclone policies and three …

Rethinking the Limits of Parametric Insurance

It’s time to rethink the limits of parametric insurance. The concept behind parametric insurance is not new. Insurance payouts automatically triggered by an event exceeding an index level have existed for decades. It’s traditionally been applied to events like natural …

Update: Parametric Catastrophe Pool, CCRIF, to Provide Rapid Payout for Bahamas After Dorian

Some of the first financial relief the Bahamas receives in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian may be a rapid insurance payout from a novel program just 12 years old. CCRIF, once short for the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, was …

Parametric Insurance Cover Provides French Farmers with Drought Relief

Hundreds of French farmers who signed up for specialist policies aimed at insuring against freak weather are getting swift payouts which could help them recover from heatwaves and prolonged droughts that hit parts of the country. The payments underline how …

JBA Risk Management and FloodFlash Launch Parametric Flood Policy in UK

JBA Risk Management and FloodFlash have formed a partnership to provide event-based flood insurance, which uses parametric triggers for property exposures. The product is an industry first and will provide bespoke insurance for policyholders in frequently flooded areas who have …

Clyde & Co. Launches Connected Parametric Insurance Contract

Global law firm Clyde & Co has launched an off-the-shelf connected parametric insurance contract for use by insurers through its smart contract consultancy, Clyde Code. “A connected contract is a digital agreement which links external software systems and data sources …