HKFI said IA's release of motor claim data proves speculation that motor insurance is invalid during extreme rainstorms 'hold no basis.'
Data from Insurance Authority, sourced from 104 general insurers, shows US$243m in claims, dominated by property (86%) and motor damages (9%).
In the past five years, nearly 54% of losses from declared insurance events were due to floods, representing the disproportional nature of the 4.4% of properties at high risk.
Despite heightened challenges — including climate risk and social inflation — AM Best's report suggests a stable, yet cautious global reinsurance market with opportunities for increased margins.
Addressing global insurance leaders at the Geneva Association Summit 50, Antonio Huertas stressed the importance of embracing AI responsibly, improving cyber resilience, and an insurance-led approach to facing climate challenges.
In an interview with the FT, Satoru Komiya committed to facing the increasing threat of climate change in order to act as a 'shock absorber for society.'
Partnership aims to strengthen the Philippines' defence against annual US$3.5bn nat cat losses through improved through improved insurance and risk management practices.
Pacific Small Island Developing States could face financial losses from natural disasters surpassing 100% of GDP by mid-century — making a strong case for innovative insurance solutions.
Shanghai's 'Sponge City' initiative garners recognition for its approach to mitigating impacts of natural catastrophes, with China aiming to roll out similar initiatives to 80% of the country's urban areas by 2030.
Insurance Council of Australia's Andrew Hall delivered an impassioned speech on the country's protection gap — urging short-term tax reform alongside other medium and long-term recommendations.