1. Insurance Risk Management 2025: Navigating The Digital Future: How could the insurance industry look in 2025, and what are the implications for the risk function? A video from Guy Carpenter affiliate Oliver Wyman offers a futuristic glimpse of a rapidly evolving industry.
2. 2019 Terrorism Risk Insurance Report: Terrorism remains a dynamic global risk and a serious threat for people and organizations. The evolution of terrorism risk exposes many countries to complex threats from both international and home-grown groups, as well as individuals acting on their own, known as “lone wolves.” And the evolution of terrorism risk in recent years challenges risk professionals to adopt new strategies to protect properties, employees and balance sheets.
3. Seasonal North Atlantic Hurricane Outlook: Seasonal outlooks generally call for a near-normal hurricane season, relative to the 1981-2010 average. The 2019 season comes after an active 2018 season with 15 named storms, including significant impacts from Hurricanes Florence and Michael. While the traditional hurricane season begins June 1 in the North Atlantic Basin, Subtropical Storm Andrea made a brief appearance roughly two weeks before the start of the season. We have seen early beginnings to a hurricane season before, and 2019 is the fifth consecutive year with a named storm before June 1.
4. Affirmative Versus Silent Cyber: An Overview: While the current debate over “affirmative” versus “non-affirmative” coverage has been ongoing for a few years, WannaCry and Petya/NotPetya cyberattacks helped make the issue of “silent cyber” more critical. These two 2017 cyberattacks effectively shifted the conversation from data breach, notification costs and third-party liability to first-party liability insuring agreements due to the extent and expanse of the systematic, large-scale damages they triggered.
5. A Dynamic Approach To Managing Life Reinsurance Arrangements: The traditional life reinsurance model typically involves perpetual treaties linked to an underlying product. In order to create alignment between the contracting parties, the treaty would follow the underlying terms of the product. However, the treaty structure may concurrently include provisions that reduce alignment between the insurer and reinsurer, to the insurer’s detriment. This approach is often wrapped in the reinsurer’s “value proposition” – providing services to support the pricing, underwriting and claims management of the underlying product.
6. Modeling Insights: Here we review recent GC Capital Ideas posts covering insights on modeling.
7. Healthcare Organizations And Medical Risk: What HCOs Need To Know About The Medical Risks They Own : As healthcare organizations transition their business models from “fee for service” to “fee for value,” margin pressure, capital allocation and expense management are pitfalls to a successful transition. We argue that the creation of an integrated risk strategy framework to think about medical risk collectively (the medical risk continuum) will empower healthcare organizations to manage this transition more effectively and ultimately lower healthcare claim risk costs.
8. A Risk Overview Of Wildfire : Today, the frequency and severity of wildfires are garnering greater attention-not only from the media, but also from (re)insurers, catastrophe modelers, mitigation experts and other invested parties. As the industry searches for better understanding of this dynamic risk, Guy Carpenter’s GC Wildfire Diagnostic (SM) helps carriers differentiate and drive profitable growth using a bespoke selection of innovative, technology-based tools and services that span the disciplines of underwriting strategy, analytics and risk transfer.
9. Advancing Cyber Risk Management – From Security To Resilience: In an increasingly digital economy, cyber threats and vulnerabilities evolve fast. But despite growing anxieties around cyber, traditional security strategies and investments continue to lag. For organizations focused on balancing their growth plans and cyber security priorities both challenges and opportunities remain.Read the article >>
10. Chart: Global Property Catastrophe ROL Index: The Guy Carpenter Global Property Catastrophe Rate on Line (ROL) index is presented for 1990 through 2019.