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Reinsurance renewals news

Reinsurance renewals are the key points in the year when the majority of reinsurance contract renewal negotiations occur and are completed.

The reinsurance renewal seasons provide insight into reinsurance pricing, contract terms, reinsurance market positioning and the direction of future trends in the market.

TWIA confirms discussions are underway with reinsurers for 2023 renewal

15th February 2023

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) has commenced discussions with its reinsurance partners as it looks to secure up to $2.92 billion in coverage for the upcoming storm season, across traditional reinsurance and catastrophe bonds. During a board meeting held yesterday, Jim Murphy, Chief Actuary, said that TWIA's "begun setting up ... Read the full article

APAC region continues to present re/insurers with growth opportunities: Aon’s Attard

13th February 2023

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region continues to present insures with diversification and growth opportunities, states George Attard, CEO, Reinsurance Solutions, Asia Pacific, Aon. Attard explains that the 1/1 renewal marks a “turning point” for the global reinsurance sector, and one that should put the market on a more “sustainable footing going forward.” “We ... Read the full article

Growing opportunities and portfolio diversification at upcoming renewals: Everest Re

13th February 2023

With the completion of the January 1 renewals, Everest Re has headed into 2023 with an improved portfolio and expanded margins, said the re/insurer’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Juan Andrade. Looking forward to future opportunities at upcoming renewals, Andrade noted that the firm expects reinsurance pricing momentum to continue, as ... Read the full article

Zurich drops agg reinsurance cover, adds quake & top cat layers

10th February 2023

Zurich Insurance Group has disclosed details of its reinsurance renewals for 2023, which include a decision to drop its global aggregate catastrophe treaty, as well as the addition of a US quake layer and a new top catastrophe layer. The company’s aggregate cover had previously provided it with $250 million of ... Read the full article

Global property cat rates-on-line up 27.5% at Jan 1 renewals: Guy Carpenter

10th February 2023

Global property catastrophe reinsurance rates-on-line increased by 27.5% at the January 1st, 2023, renewals, more than double the uplift seen a year earlier, as sellers of protection achieved steep price rises on contracts. The Guy Carpenter Global Property Catastrophe Rate-On-Line Index leverages data sourced from real, brokered excess-of-loss reinsurance placements, ... Read the full article

COVID losses in APAC could strain A&H reinsurers: Gallagher Re

9th February 2023

Analysts at Gallagher Re have warned that new COVID-19-related losses emanating from the Asia-Pacific region may put a strain on first-tier accident and health (A&H) reinsurers through 2023. The broker expects that the majority of these losses will be contained locally, but it does believe that the Lloyd’s market is likely ... Read the full article

Cincinnati Financial increases cat event retention at Jan renewals

8th February 2023

Steve Johnston, Chairman and CEO of Cincinnati Financial Corporation, has disclosed that the firm increased its cat event retention to $200m at the January reinsurance renewals. The news comes from the firm's Q4 earnings call, where Johnston noted that on January 1st, Cincinnati Financial again renewed each of its primary property/casualty ... Read the full article

Less remedial action expected at upcoming renewals: SCOR’s Conoscente

8th February 2023

Jean-Paul Conoscente, P&C Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at SCOR, has said there “may not be as much remediation needed” at the upcoming April and mid-year renewals, when compared to the actions that were required during the January period. SCOR saw an overall decline in estimated gross premium income (EGPI) of ... Read the full article

Hannover Re achieves better prices & conditions at Jan 1 reinsurance renewals

8th February 2023

German reinsurer Hannover Re has reported that it achieved an inflation and risk-adjusted price increase on renewed business of 8.0% in the 1 January 2023 treaty renewals in traditional property and casualty reinsurance. Hannover Re suggests that the market environment at the renewals was challenging for all, citing Russia's war against ... Read the full article

European property cat rates-on-line increased 30% at January renewals: Guy Carpenter

7th February 2023

Data from global reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter shows that property catastrophe rates-on-line in Continental Europe increased by 30% at the January 1st, 2023, renewals, marking the largest single rise since 2001. This is according to Guy Carpenter's Continental Europe Property Catastrophe Rate-On-Line Index, which shows that the average rate-on-line for ... Read the full article

SCOR shrinks in P&C by 20% at Jan renewals as it targets better technical profitability

7th February 2023

Insurer and reinsurer SCOR saw an overall decline in estimated gross premium income (EGPI) of -12% for renewed business at the January 1st, 2023, reinsurance renewals, as the firm further reduced its exposure to natural catastrophe risks, and looked to optimise capital allocation by line and client. SCOR notes a renewal ... Read the full article

Aviation market had “most challenging renewal” in over two decades: Aon

6th February 2023

Analysts at Aon have said that the aviation market experienced its most challenging renewal in over two decades at 1/1, with significant rate increases and coverage restrictions. In a new report on January reinsurance market dynamics, the broker noted that insurers with reinsurance renewals in 2023 face an “uncertain market”, with ... Read the full article

Reinsurance market shift an opportunity to re-set profitability: JP Morgan

2nd February 2023

Analysts at JP Morgan have suggested that the reinsurance market shift is an opportunity for companies to re-set profitability and rebuild buffers. JP Morgan's analysts state that additional exposure growth on top is a bonus, though this is not something that the firm is looking out for. They write, "For the first ... Read the full article

Jan 2023 renewals one of the most profound in RenRe’s history: CEO O’Donnell

2nd February 2023

The structural shift and reset in relationships between insurers and reinsurers at the January 1st, 2023, reinsurance renewals, has created a more stable, long-term equilibrium, and has resulted in one of the most pivotable 1/1 renewals in the history of RenaissanceRe, according to the firm's President and Chief Executive Officer ... Read the full article

US property cat reinsurance rates-on-line up 30.1% at January renewals: Guy Carpenter

2nd February 2023

The Guy Carpenter U.S. Property Catastrophe Rate on Line Index increased by a significant 30.1% at the January 2023 reinsurance renewals, taking rates to an all-time high, according to the latest data from the global reinsurance broker. Guy Carpenter, which is Marsh McLennan's reinsurance broking arm, has been ... Read the full article