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Forced BI claims would put “systemic strain” on the insurance industry: Triple-I CEO

22nd May 2020

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I), Sean Kevelighan, has warned that systematic strains would be placed on the insurance industry if carriers are forced to pay out retroactive claims. As the fallout surrounding business interruption (BI) insurance related to the COVID-19 pandemic has persisted, leaders from ... Read the full article

Palomar completes June reinsurance renewal

19th May 2020

Specialty property insurer Palomar Holdings has announced the successful completion of its June 1, 2020 reinsurance programs. The company procured $200 million of incremental limit for California earthquakes, $300 million of incremental limit for all earthquake zones, and $80 million of incremental windstorm limit. Reinsurance coverage now exhausts at $1.4 billion for ... Read the full article

HSCM Bermuda backs AIG’s Syndicate 2019 at Lloyd’s

11th May 2020

Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd., the insurance-linked securities (ILS), reinsurance and transportation focused investment manager, has announced that it has provided capital support for Lloyd’s newly launched Syndicate 2019. The investment manager, which conducts its insurance and reinsurance business as HSCM Bermuda, says the move represents an opportunity to access the ... Read the full article

Fednat grows revenue 14%, continues to expand out of Florida

6th May 2020

Florida based primary insurer FedNat has increased its total revenue 14.3% to $14.5 million as it continues to focus on organic growth outside of its home state. This result compares with $101.2 million for the same period in 2019, with the increase driven by net premiums growth, partially offset by investment ... Read the full article

Heritage grows Q1 income, sees no virus impact

5th May 2020

Florida domiciled property and casualty (P&C) insurer, Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc., has grown its Q1 income by 9.4% to $7.6 million, citing “virtually no impact” from the COVID-19 pandemic. The results reflected higher net premiums earned and a lower combined ratio, partly offset by lower investment gains and other income and ... Read the full article

AIG’s Syndicate 2019 at Lloyd’s approved to commence underwriting

4th May 2020

American International Group, Inc.'s (AIG) previously announced Lloyd's Syndicate 2019 has received approval to commence underwriting. Described by the insurer and reinsurer as a landmark Syndicate, AIG's Syndicate 2019 is the largest ever to be launched through the specialist Lloyd's of London re/insurance marketplace. The Syndicate will exclusively reinsure risks from ... Read the full article

COVID-19 to trigger major world economy contraction: MAPFRE

24th April 2020

The economic research division of re/insurer MAPFRE has sharply revised its forecasts for the world economy and expects an unprecedented impact on activity due to COVID-19. However its report does underline the uncertainty of the situation and says it is impossible to anticipate the results of economic and social policy decisions. The ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine HCC partners with CyberScout on new offering

23rd April 2020

Tokio Marine HCC, a member of Tokio Marine Group, has partnered with CyberScout to provide cyber insurance, cyber education, identity management and resolution services to insurance carriers throughout the US. CyberScout provides identity theft resolution, data defense and employee benefits services, and serves approximately 17.5 million households worldwide. With this new offering, ... Read the full article

Florida Southern Insurance joins the Patriot platform

21st April 2020

Patriot Growth Insurance Services, LLC has announced the addition of Florida Southern Insurance, LLC (FSI) to the Patriot platform, significantly expanding Patriot's existing property and casualty (P/C) insurance capabilities. FSI is a Florida-based full-service independent agency that provides a range of P/C insurance solutions, including auto, homeowners, business, flood and boat ... Read the full article

The Woodlands Insurance to acquire Gulfstream’s Texas homeowner book

17th April 2020

The Woodlands Insurance Company (TWICO) has completed a renewal rights agreement with Gulfstream Property & Casualty Insurance Company to acquire the company's book of homeowner business in Texas. Under the transaction, approximately $4 million of in-force gross written premium will be transferred to TWICO, which will start offering renewal terms for ... Read the full article

AM Best negative on US commercial lines, stable on personal lines

8th April 2020

AM Best has revised its outlook on the US commercial lines industry to negative from stable due to the impact of COVID-19, but has maintained a stable outlook on US personal lines. The rating agency does not expect significant claims activity in commercial lines owing directly to the pandemic, although virus-related ... Read the full article

Flood insurtech Neptune expands US presence

24th March 2020

Neptune Flood Incorporated, a digital insurtech firm focused on the flood market, has announced its launch into Arkansas, Idaho and Illinois in the US. With its expansion into these states, a potential 6.7 million more households will now have access to Neptune’s flood insurance solution. The firm explained that it launched in ... Read the full article

National Flood Services targets flood insurance modernisation with Trident

11th March 2020

National Flood Services, a U.S. domiciled provider of flood insurance solutions, has launched a new holistic, data-driven platform designed to transform access to flood protection, called Trident. The new solution aims to modernise every aspect of the flood insurance experience for all parties along the chain, from policyholders to back-office operations ... Read the full article

ABI pegs storm Ciara, Dennis payouts at £360mn

9th March 2020

The Association of British Insurers is expecting total payouts for UK storms Ciara and Dennis to exceed £360 million. The ABI says insurers made initial emergency payments of over £7.7 million to help flooded homeowners and businesses in the immediate aftermath of the flooding and wind damage. With repairs to many properties ... Read the full article

Who’s exposed to Tennessee tornado damage?

6th March 2020

Financial analysis firm Demotech has compiled a list of re/insurers who are likely to face the most exposure from the recent outbreak of tornadoes that impacted Tennessee on March 3rd. The tornadoes, which caused major damage in the state capital of Nashville, caused at least two dozen deaths and are expected ... Read the full article