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  • Comprehensive small and micro-enterprise policy

    The majority of small and micro-enterprises (SMiEs) do not buy insurance in Chile. Only a few products are offered in Chile, mainly focusing on larger SMiEs, and uptake remains low. This new product has the potential to be more successful because it is simple and offers a broad scope of cover. It can be marketed through a distribution channel that caters for small and micro-enterprise development, such as a bank.

  • Typhoon parametric insurance in China

    The majority of small and micro-enterprises (SMiEs) do not buy insurance in Chile. Only a few products are offered in Chile, mainly focusing on larger SMiEs, and uptake remains low. This new product has the potential to be more successful because it is simple and offers a broad scope of cover. It can be marketed through a distribution channel that caters for small and micro-enterprise development, such as a bank.

  • Industry-first Global Storm Surge Zones

    Tropical cyclones put many areas of the world at risk from strong winds, storm surges and heavy rainfall. Hurricane Katrina in the US or Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar showed that if such storms hit flat coastal areas, storm surges can be the main driver of damage. While the loss potential is huge, there has only been limited availability of risk information and no global overview up to now. With the launch of the industry’s first Global Storm Surge Zones, Swiss Re is closing the gap. Our storm surge hazard zones enable our clients to pinpoint their storm surge risk with a consistent, worldwide, probabilistic and highresolution risk look-up in Swiss Re’s CatNet tool. The zones show that almost 230 million people – roughly 3% of the world’s population – are exposed to storm surge risk.

  • Battery Energy Storage Systems

    How to store renewable energy in our power supply system? Renewables are not produced on demand. They are generated, when the sun shines, wind blows and reservoirs are full. But where do we store it, if we don't need it right away? Giant batteries are one way. But these come with their own risks. Download this infographic to see what the risks are and what can be done about them.

  • Insuring natural catastrophe risk: How public-private partnerships could make Europe more resilient Conference Report

    Losses from natural catastrophes are rising sharply both in Europe and throughout the world. However, the role insurance industry plays in helping communities get back on their feet following such disasters could be far stronger if it were able to join forces with the public sector. On their own, insurers cannot hope to bridge a protection gap that is becoming ever wider. At a recent industry conference hosted by Swiss Re, European re/insurance executives, representatives of insurance industry associations and stakeholders from the public sector, examined public-private partnership models already in operation and their significance for government policies.

  • Who are the ageing?

    Who are the ageing? Insurers who truly understand ageing consumers‘ needs will be the ones to create winning solutions for this very diverse population. Swiss Re conducted new consumer research and discovered insights that offer a fresh perspective on the traditional products focus and approach to segmentation. To get started on developing propositions that are more relevant for today‘s ageing consumers, take a look at the report.

  • Rapid response earthquake protection for public entities: Swiss Re’s QUAKE

    QUAKE is an innovative product which gives public entities financial flexibility in dealing with hardships in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster. It is an index-based parametric earthquake insurance product providing rapid reimbursement within 30 days.

  • Business interruption cover against volcanic eruption

    Volcanic eruptions can severely impact businesses operating nearby. While some physical damage is to be expected from these events, the losses caused by subsequent business interruption can be at least equally severe, with serious consequences for the affected businesses. This volcanic eruption business interruption product is the first of its kind worldwide. It pays out a lump sum swiftly once the triggers are met and does not require any claims adjustment, thus helping the businesses concerned to deal with their difficult situation promptly and effectively.

  • Earthquakes in Italy, 2016 An impact summary

    On 24 August 2016, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit the Apennines Mountains in central Italy, devastating the small towns of Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto. At the time of writing, 293 lives were lost. This is the latest in a series of heavy earthquakes to hit Italy in recent years. The country is particularly exposed to earthquake risk as it is located where continental plates collide and building stock is vulnerable. Yet just over 1% of residential buildings are insured against earthquakes. How can Italy and its residents better prepare for future events?

  • Protection against lack of water

    Insufficient water levels can put hydropower plant operators under immense pressure. To protect them against loss of income resulting from this threat, Swiss Re has developed a dedicated index-triggered insurance product.

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