Lloyd’s of London insurance companies prepare for a September re-opening

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Following the pandemic lockdown, the insurers are preparing to bring their workers back to offices. Lloyd’s of London insurance companies will be re-opening their offices and bringing their workers back in September 2020. The insurers are preparing to make a range of changes in order to prepare for employee returns. Among the changes Lloyd’s of London insurance companies will use methods such as temperature checking thermal cameras, clear screens on underwriting boxes, and click and collect take-out catering services. These will be meant to help ensure workers will continue reducing…

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IOC pursues postponement insurance over Tokyo Olympics delay

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The International Olympics Committee has event coverage, but it isn’t clear if delays are covered. The IOC is seeking a postponement insurance claim for the delayed Tokyo Olympics. That said, while the policy does provide coverage against cancellation of the games, it isn’t immediately obvious whether protection extends to a delay. The IOC is currently in “open discussion” with its insurance brokers over the situation. Pierre Ducrey, the Olympic Games operations director at the IOC said that they are currently in an “open discussion” with their insurance brokers. The goal…

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Coronavirus insurance payouts reach largest non-life levels, says Lloyd’s CEO

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As claims payments move beyond the $100 billion mark, COVID-19 is the industry’s “single largest event”. Lloyd’s of London CEO John Neal has announced that coronavirus insurance payouts will pass the $100 billion mark. This has made the pandemic the “single largest event” the industry has faced in its history. COVID-19 has had a powerful impact on many industries and insurers have been feeling the pain. Lloyd’s of London’s estimates now state that the industry will have paid out $100 billion for the claims relating to this catastrophe. This coronavirus…

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Wimbledon’s pandemic insurance will pay $141 million for cancellation

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The massive tennis tournament has been shut down to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Wimbledon, like most other sports events around the world, has been cancelled this year, but the All-England Lawn Tennis Club’s pandemic insurance will cover about half of its losses. The event organizers have been paying for this insurance coverage for the last 17 years. The event policy includes pandemic insurance coverage. According to an Action Network report, the insurer will be paying $141 million as the event has had to be cancelled due to…

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Hotels may recoup some coronavirus cancellation losses with parametric insurance

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Event organizers have been cancelling and delaying due to fears of COVID-19 spread. Hotels with a new type of parametric insurance launched by Lloyd’s of London last year may fare better than other players in the events industry as coronavirus concerns spread. Other players, such as event organizers, may not fare as well as this coverage won’t reach them. The parametric insurance coverage compensates hotels when there is a drop in revenue per available room below a certain established point due to circumstances that could neither be predicted nor controlled.…

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Coronavirus insurance losses span several industry sectors

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COVID-19 is affecting businesses and consumers with various types of coverage to protect them. Coronavirus insurance losses are could prove to be quite high, as the industry starts to take a look at how many of its sectors could be implicated. The illness has already disrupted the lives of millions by infecting tens of thousands of people. China has already experienced significant economic implications from COVID-19 as many large businesses including Disney’s parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Apple, Pizza Hut, and KFC have all closed locations there.…

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Lloyd’s of London’s first electronic insurance exchange to begin testing

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The massive British marketplace will be piloting this new online technology strategy. Lloyd’s of London has announced the start the testing phase for its first electronic insurance exchange. The technology is meant to handle simple coverage risks, said the marketplace in a strategy update earlier this week. The 330-year old company is seeking to take important steps to modernize itself. Lloyd’s, which first opened in 1686 out of a coffee house, is seeking to use modern strategies to become considerably more efficient. It is looking to use technology to reduce…

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