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Eelectric Cars:Emerging risks and claims scenarios for manufacturers,suppliers and insurers

: Around the globe, the take-up of electric cars is expected to accelerate rapidly in future, driven by consumer demand and government policies aimed at tackling climate change. The future of mobility is clearly electric, but the transition will lead to a fundamental change in...

COVID-19 Pandemic: Emerging risks and trends

  New risks and trends accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic are emerging, but the current crisis shouldn’t overshadow the need for the world to transition to a more sustainable economy and a low-carbon future, the new Swiss Re Institute’s SONAR report says.   The recession caused by...

Managing Millennial Mindset

Eco/Invest/Demography, Life, Non-Life, Pension, Technology       May 14, 2020

  Capgemini and Efma’s World Insurance Report 2020, published today, reveals that consumers of all ages are adopting a ‘millennial mindset’, and increasingly trusting their own research through various channels to source information and purchase insurance products themselves. Consumers are turning to non-traditional players such as...

Digital Health Platform:Turning Insurers into Preventers  

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Technology       May 07, 2020

  Author:Peter Ohnemus,President & CEO,dacadoo* Despite valiant efforts, health insurers today are, for the most part, still viewed by consumers as a payment system for their illness bills – period. They’ve yet to win the hearts and minds of consumers as the caring partner – with...

COVID-19 response ‘could bankrupt the insurance industry’: insurance defense lawyer

  By Alison Franke For Steven Badger of Zelle, who specializes in representing commercial insurance companies in coverage disputes with policyholders, business has never been better. It’s a peculiar quirk of his practice that disasters breed demand for his services – and for the insurance industry,...

Cyber Security&Covid-19

  By John Coletti & Aaron Aanenson With the ongoing spread of coronavirus, government guidance is changing rapidly. In many countries, healthy individuals are being asked for the first time to avoid unnecessary public exposure, for example at large gatherings, on public transport … and in...

Climate-change effects to drive rising losses from severe weather events:Sigma study

  The latest sigma "Natural catastrophes in times of economic accumulation and climate change" says that Swiss Re Institute expects that global warming will lead to growing intensity and frequency of severe weather events, but also to more uncertainty in their assessment.   Economic and insured losses...

Caronavirus Pandemic: After the virus, what world will we live in?

One day, the battle against the novel coronavirus will be won. But the world that emerges may look very different from the one we lived in before the pandemic began. Over 60,000 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 and there are a more than...

Dr. Peter Sousounis, Director,Climate Change Research, AIR Worldwide

Climate and Pandemics

  COVID-19 is a slowly unfolding catastrophe that poses a serious threat to humanity worldwide. Unlike a tornado, hurricane, or even flood, it is hard to say when the event will end. Unlike heat waves and droughts, it is likely not being enhanced by climate change...