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Inflation a ‘Major and Growing Concern’ for Reinsurers

With buyers’ needs for capacity stable and remaining within the collective appetites of reinsurers, April 1 reinsurance renewals were orderly, according to a broker report, which points to inflation discussions and sanction exclusion wording as notable highlights. “Inflation remains a …

Loss Experience Drives Prices During January Reinsurance Renewals: Fitch

Loss-affected lines of business, such as property catastrophe in Europe, cyber or retrocession, continued to see significant price increases during the January 2022 reinsurance renewals, while loss-free lines of business attracted additional capital, which caused prices to stay stationary or …

Hurricane Ida, Europe Floods Made 2021 Costly For Disasters

BERLIN (AP)–Damage wrought by Hurricane Ida in the U.S. state of Louisiana and the flash floods that hit Europe last summer helped make 2021 one of the most expensive years for natural disasters, reinsurance company Munich Re said Monday. The …

Aon Says Natural Disaster Insured Losses for First Half of Year Hit 10-Year High

LONDON — Insured losses from natural disasters hit a 10-year high of $42 billion in the first half of 2021, with the biggest loss related to extreme cold in the United States in February, insurance broker Aon said on Wednesday. …

Cyber Reinsurance Rates Rocket at July Renewals -Willis Re

LONDON — Global cyber reinsurance rates have soared by up to 40% in the July renewal season, reinsurance broker Willis Re said on Thursday, as ransomware attacks increase in number and severity. A ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline in May …

Aviation Reinsurance Rates Rise by Up to 250% – Report

LONDON — Aviation reinsurance rates rose by up to 250% at the key Jan. 1 renewal date, broker Willis Re said in a report on Monday, with the market still reeling from the impact of Boeing 737 MAX crashes two …

Insurance Costs Too Steep? Try Writing Your Own

LONDON — Fed up with rising prices and more stringent terms and conditions for their insurance policies as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, companies are turning to in-house insurance firms. These so-called “captive” insurers are already common among large …

Lloyd’s Calls For State-Backed ‘Black Swan’ Reinsurance

LONDON — “Black Swan” reinsurance schemes backed by governments could help businesses get insurance pay-outs after huge shocks such as the coronavirus pandemic, Lloyd’s of London said. Commercial insurance market Lloyd’s has said insurers worldwide will pay out more than …

2nd Circuit Throws Out $64 Million Jury Award Against Fireman’s Fund

A federal appellate court on Tuesday overturned a jury’s award of $64 million against Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. for allegedly breaching the terms of a reinsurance agreement. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals found that Fireman’s Fund was not liable …

Rain-hit Cricket World Cup May Cost Insurers Millions

LONDON — Lost revenues from a record number of rain-hit cricket World Cup games in England and Wales may result in insurance claims of a few million pounds for each abandoned fixture, insurance sources say. Broadcasters, organisers, venues, advertising sponsors …