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Blog: Why insurers should sign the #FairRedundancy pledge

The #FairRedundancy pledge calls for employers to promise transparency when making redundancies during the pandemic and to share details on how they impact diversity. Han Law founder Hannah Strawbridge explains why she believes it is critical that…

Blog: SME insurance – what comes next?

Many SME insurers are looking to the future and considering how they can best support their customers in the ongoing pandemic environment and beyond. Sara Costantini managing director at Crif Decision Solutions, looks at why insurers need to re-engage…

Blog: When the wind blows

October can be one of the worst months for hurricanes in the US. While Atlantic hurricanes tend to become tropical storms by the time they reach the Irish or British coasts, the increase in ocean temperatures means there may be more chance of hurricanes…

Blog: Don’t lose your data in Excel hell

After an Excel error was blamed for 16,000 coronavirus cases being missed by the Track and Trace scheme, Covernet business development director Jim Campbell considers how insurers, brokers and managing general agents can avoid their own ‘Excel hell’.

Blog: Postcard from the future

The Covid-19 pandemic is dislocating economies around the world. It has also presented a unique test for property and casualty insurers: a surge of losses and a hit to assets, combined with a sudden shift to remote working, writes Clyde & Co partner…

Blog: Fine art and specie fraud under Covid-19

Being alive to fraud is one of the cornerstones of investigating insurance claims and this is no different when it involves fine art and specie, writes Criterion fine art and specie claims specialist Sean Ball.

Blog: Claims work experience before and during lockdown

Two loss adjusters at Charles Taylor were offered part-time three-month secondments to work on Axa XL's claims team, one after the other. Both had expected to have a similar experience however, as lockdown loomed in March, one of the pair found…

Blog: Decommissioning cruise ships

The impact of Covid-19 on the cruise ship industry has been graphically displayed recently on social media with the first vessels being run up the beaches in Turkey in preparation for recycling. Ian Butterworth, Forum of Insurance Lawyers member and…

Blog: The complexities of IPT determination

The insurance industry is navigating a period of economic instability and is still unsure what long-term effects the pandemic will have on direct and indirect taxes. Despite this lack of current clarity, it is sensible to plan for all eventualities,…

Blog: Why Flood Re changes are a good start

Change can be a daunting prospect. In these uncertain times especially so. Our natural instinct can be to resist. But change is often necessary; it can make us stronger, more resilient and more effective, writes Flood Re CEO Andy Bord.

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