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Regulatory / Legal

Firearm insurance – amended bill submitted to Senate

February 1, 2023

Via: Insurance Journal

An amended bill was submitted by two California senators last week which will require gun owners in the state to secure liability insurance for their firearms. Introduced by Senators Nancy Skinner, D-Oakland and Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, the amended Senate Bill […]


Risk Management, Trends

High inflation & spikes in interest rates cause challenging renewal season: Aon

January 31, 2023

Via: Reinsurance News

Aon’s January Reinsurance Market Dynamics report: Macro Conditions: Extreme Volatility, cites 2022 as being tricky for the industry, with inflation hitting multi-decade highs, as well as interest rates rising to an almost “unprecedented pace”. The report also noted that equities […]


News

AXA XL Re names Dan Bryan Head of Asia, Reinsurance

January 31, 2023

Via: Reinsurance News

AXA XL Reinsurance has appointed Dan Bryan as Head of Asia, Reinsurance, effective February 1st. Previously, Bryan held the role of Head of Treaty Underwriting for Asia. In this new role, he will continue to work with AXA XL Reinsurance’s […]


Financial, Risk Management

Stone Ridge launches blockchain & digital asset risk MGA, Proof Insurance

January 31, 2023

Via: Artemis BM

Stone Ridge Asset Management, the New York based asset manager an alternative risk premia focus, including reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS), has launched Proof Insurance Solutions, a managing general agent (MGA) with a focus on underwriting risks from the blockchain […]


Risk Management, Trends

S&P Predicts Reinsurers Will Continue Pricing Momentum During 2023

January 30, 2023

Via: Insurance Journal

A hard market in short-tail lines – such as property and property catastrophe – across global geographies is likely to continue throughout 2023, after beginning the year with multi-decade-high pricing increases during the January 2023 reinsurance renewals, according to a […]


Geo-Political, Risk Management

California floods unlikely to be huge loss for re/insurers: J.P. Morgan

January 30, 2023

Via: Reinsurance News

A new report from J.P. Morgan has stated that the recent California floods are unlikely to be a huge loss for the insurance industry. The California floods hit from late December to early January. The state was hit with extreme […]


Brokers, Financial, Risk Management

AJ Gallagher’s brokerage & risk management units post 16% organic revenue growth in Q4

January 27, 2023

Via: Reinsurance News

Global insurance and reinsurance broker, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., has reported adjusted net earnings of $367.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2022 within its brokerage operations, which alongside higher earnings in its risk management segment, more than offset […]


Cyber Risks, Regulatory / Legal, Risk Management

Ohio Supreme Court Holds that Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Ransomware Attack on Software

January 12, 2023

Via: JD Supra

In a unanimous decision, the Ohio Supreme Court found that appellee EMOI Services, LLC’s (“EMOI”) businessowners insurance policy does not cover losses resulting from a ransomware attack on EMOI’s computer software systems. EMOI, a computer software company, was the target […]


Risk Management, Trends

PRA sets out its supervision priorities for insurers in 2023

January 11, 2023

Via: JD Supra

The key areas of focus in 2023 will be: Financial resilience The combination of the on-going recession and high inflation provide a very challenging economic outlook for insurers. For life insurers, the PRA has identified the potential threat of firms […]


Cyber Risks, Risk Management

Beazley launches $45 million cyber catastrophe bond

January 9, 2023

Via: Reinsurance News

Specialist insurer and reinsurer Beazley has launched a $45 million cyber catastrophe bond, providing the carrier with protection against “remote probability catastrophe and systemic events”, opening up a much larger source of capital for the firm, according to a report […]


Cyber Risks, Risk Management

Industry groups suggest any FIO response to cyber risk needs consideration

January 6, 2023

Via: Reinsurance News

A list of industry trade groups have submitted a cautioning joint letter to the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) in response to its request for comments on a “Potential Federal Insurance Response to Catastrophic Cyber Incidents.” The industry groups involved in […]


Risk Management, Trends

Chubb launches new global climate business

January 4, 2023

Via: Reinsurance News

P&C insurer Chubb, has announced the launch of a new global climate business unit, drawing on the company’s technical capabilities in underwriting and risk engineering, and also bringing together Chubb units engaged in traditional, alternative and renewable energy, climate tech, […]


Cyber Risks, Risk Management

FTT and ransomware are top drivers of cyber loss, Corvus finds

December 9, 2022

Via: Reinsurance News

New data from cyber specialist Corvus Insurance has found that fraudulent funds transfer (FFT) and ransomware are the top drivers of cyber loss in 2022, accounting for over 50% of all claims combined. FFT alone comprised 36% of all claims […]


Financial, Risk Management

AM Best Downgrades Credit Ratings of Minnesota’s RAM Mutual

December 1, 2022

Via: Insurance Journal

AM Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A- (Excellent) from A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a-” (Excellent) from “a” (Excellent) of RAM Mutual Insurance Company (RAM) (Esko, MN). The outlook of these Credit Ratings […]


Brokers

McGriff makes new additions to Construction-Risk Management practice

November 4, 2022

Via: Reinsurance News

Broker firm McGriff, has announced the appointment of Danielle Ross as Head of Construction – Risk Management in its new National Construction – Risk Management practice, and Dana Moriarity as Casualty Leader for the National Construction Risk Management practice. Based […]


Cyber Risks, Risk Management

Cyber insurance will become more ubiquitous, vital – report

October 7, 2022

Via: Insurance Business

Cyber insurance will likely eventually become as ubiquitous as public liability or professional liability coverage, according to a new report by Global Insurance Law Connect (GILC), an alliance of insurance law firms. GILC’s first-ever Cyber Insurance Report included insights from […]


Regulatory / Legal

Florida regulator recommends placing FedNat Insurance into receivership

September 28, 2022

Via: Insurance Business

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has requested a judge to place FedNat Insurance into receivership, citing the insurer’s precarious financial situation. The Sunrise, FL-based FedNat is estimated to have about 1,500 open claims in another state, Louisiana. Its […]


Geo-Political, Risk Management

Understanding present and future wildfire risks

September 27, 2022

Via: Insurance Business

GIA Map is betting it has a successful future helping carriers and others understand present and future risk of wildfires and other hazards. Launched in 2017 in California, the tech startup is an underwriting hazard system for both underwriting and […]


Financial, Risk Management

JP Morgan confident that reinsurance pricing will increase in 2023

September 26, 2022

Via: Reinsurance News

Analysts at JP Morgan are confident that the reinsurance market will show further hardening in 2023, despite already seeing several years of prices increasing. The report states that at the 2022 mid-year renewals, the market saw some business unable to […]


Cyber Risks, Risk Management

Beazley probes insurance needs of digital health businesses

September 23, 2022

Via: Insurance Business

A new report by Beazley Plc has taken a deep dive into the opportunity-rich world of digital health businesses, a majority of which, it turns out, are not adequately insured. The Spotlight on digital health and wellness 2022 report was […]