Bavarian insurers agree limited BI payout for Covid-19, despite exclusions

Hotel and restaurants get business interruption cover for enforced closures


Europe's health insurers spell out pandemic scenarios and effects

Pandemic risk is large part of their catastrophe risk, though small in overall business context


UK insurers face increasing weed killer and diesel fume claims

Addiction to opioid painkillers is another potential area for claims, says Clyde & Co


Monsanto ordered to pay over $2bn in glyphosate case

The pay-out is the largest glyphosate damages award to date


Glyphosate, opioids and talc - candidates for the next asbestos?

Claims relating to asbestos exposure caused a catastrophic level of losses for the insurance industry. What is the potential for the scenario to be repeated by other chemicals and compounds? Paul Walsh reports


Insurers use home languages for their SFCRs - but Latin was a mistake

Two published solvency and financial condition reports (SFCRs) contained dummy text in Latin


Insured losses from German flood to reach €2.5bn-3bn

But impact on insurers' credit profiles "should be minimal", says Fitch