underinsurance News

Memo to Brokers: Stick With Loyal Insurers/MGAs, Price Isn’t the Only Differentiator

Instead of oscillating between extreme hard and soft markets, the insurance industry needs to promote a more sustainable business model that will help control the insurance cycle, according to an executive at the insurer Markel UK. And perhaps the ongoing …

British Insurance Brokers’ Assn., Allianz Create Digital Guide to Combat Underinsurance

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) and Allianz have developed a digital guide to support brokers in helping their customers avoid the risks of being underinsured. Underinsurance occurs when you have insufficient insurance cover that leaves you responsible for a …

Factors that Contribute to Prolonged Recovery after California Wildfires

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. As strong winds further exasperate the prime weather conditions for wildfires in California, efforts to save lives and property are a foremost priority of emergency responders and state officials. To …

Don’t Count on Home Insurance to Cover Cost of Rebuilding: Viewpoint

Own a home? No doubt you’ve insured it. Very sensible of you. But if that home were, say, burned to the ground, then your insurance company probably wouldn’t cover the cost of rebuilding it. Don’t feel too bad, though. It’s …

AXA’s Duverne Named Chairman of Insurance Development Forum, Replacing Catlin

The Insurance Development Forum (IDF) announced the appointment of Denis Duverne as chair of its Steering Committee, succeeding Stephen Catlin, effective Sept. 11, 2018. The IDF is a public-private partnership, led by a senior insurance industry executive and supported by …

Cat Facility CCRIF Welcomes 2 New Members: British Virgin Islands, Montserrat

CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) announced that British Virgin Islands and Montserrat have joined the facility and purchased coverage for the 2018/19 policy year, beginning June 1. Both countries obtained tropical cyclone and excess rainfall policies …

Why Agents Should Care About Underinsurance

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. When it comes down to it, the biggest loser in a property that is underinsured is the homeowner who may not be able to rebuild their home to the way …

Climate Change Worsens Effects of Natural Disasters, Costing Farmers Billions of Dollars

Natural disasters from droughts to floods are costing farmers in poorer countries billions of dollars a year in lost crops and livestock, and it’s getting worse thanks to climate change. Agricultural losses from weather events in developing nations totaled $96 …

WTW’s New Global Ecosystem Resilience Facility Provides Finance, Risk Mgmt Solutions

Willis Towers Watson, the London-based advisory, broking and solutions company, has developed the Global Ecosystem Resilience Facility (GERF), which it describes as the first global insurance facility to provide finance and risk management solutions to build the resilience of ecosystems …

Microinsurer BIMA Aims to Close Developing Nations’ Protection Gap with Life & Health Cover

The insurance protection gap in developing nations is being filled by a growing group of microinsurers, which provide coverage that ranges from life and health insurance, to crop insurance, to property protection after natural disasters. It is all aimed to …