Swiss Re insured company operating collapsed Italian bridge

Swiss Re insured company operating collapsed Italian bridge

Swiss Re insured company operating collapsed Italian bridge

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is one of the main insurers of Italian firm Autostrade per l’Italia, which operated the bridge that collapsed in Genoa last week, the reinsurer said in a statement. The firm declined to give any details on the insurance contract. “We are already working with and will continue supporting our client in managing the impact of this…

China braces for deadly typhoon as Japan counts human and economic cost

China braces for deadly typhoon as Japan counts human and economic cost

China braces for deadly typhoon as Japan counts human and economic cost

China is bracing itself for the impact of Typhoon Maria, which has already led to the deadliest flood disaster in Japan since 1983, caused huge disruption and will lead to heavy insured losses, not least business interruption. The typhoon skirted past Taiwan and caused much lower damage than originally expected. But it continued northwest toward the eastern coast of China, making…

Aon, Chubb and Lloyd’s team up for $500m global terrorism policy

Aon, Chubb and Lloyd’s team up for $500m global terrorism policy

Aon, Chubb and Lloyd’s team up for $500m global terrorism policy

Aon, Chubb and Lloyd’s have collaborated to bring a new terrorism and political violence insurance product to multinational buyers. The companies said the new Platinum policy offers buyers “unprecedented” limits of up to $500m per policy on standalone terrorism coverage. Insureds can also add liability, non-damage business interruption and cyber cover. Aon said the policy will provide globally-admitted cover using…

World Cup cover runs to billions of dollars

World Cup cover runs to billions of dollars

World Cup cover runs to billions of dollars

There will be more than $2bn of event cancellation insurance in place to cover risks at the 2018 Fifa World Cup, with terrorism property protection estimated at $1bn and top players each insured for up to $200m, according to specialty insurer Beazley. The World Cup kicks off this month on June 14 in Moscow. While teams prepare ahead of the…

Pool Re hails ‘landmark’ government move to extend terror coverage to non-damage BI

Pool Re hails ‘landmark’ government move to extend terror coverage to non-damage BI

Pool Re hails ‘landmark’ government move to extend terror coverage to non-damage BI

Pool Re has welcomed a move this week by the UK Government to begin law changes that would allow the pool to extend terrorism cover to non-damage business interruption (NDBI) losses. Meanwhile, commercial property MGA European Property Underwriting Ltd (EPUL) has launched terrorism insurance for UK businesses as an alternative to protection provided by Pool Re that includes cover in…

XL Catlin and partners launch crisis response service

XL Catlin and partners launch crisis response service

XL Catlin and partners launch crisis response service

XL Catlin has added a crisis response service for corporate clients that find themselves caught up in one of 45 named crises including natural catastrophes, criminal activities, cyber issues and political events. Corporate CPR (Crisis Prevention and Response) will assist companies of any size to prevent potential crises and put in place response systems to protect staff, assets, property and…

Industrial firms must do more to reduce BI risk and claims: HDI

Industrial firms must do more to reduce BI risk and claims: HDI

Industrial firms must do more to reduce BI risk and claims: HDI

HDI Global has published new guidance to help engineering companies develop business continuity management (BCM) and prevent business interruption claims, which it said have become increasingly serious at large industrial firms. HDI added that prevention of claims “takes priority” over insurance. On publishing its Risk Engineering Guideline, HDI said industrial firms need to make their supply chains as robust as…

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