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What are the economic impacts of hurricanes?

Harvey just finished its devastating path over the country – last as a tropical depression – and hurricane Irma is developing into ...

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How can we offer more peace of mind?

The other day, I came across a tragic story about the famous French author and philosopher Anne Dufourmantelle, who drowned ...

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How can you protect yourself and the ones you love?

Over the weekend, I was shocked to hear that my next door neighbour, who has three adorable children, lost her ...

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Walking in Consumer Shoes 4: Insurance for High-risk People

I was able to get a life insurance policy in eight days – a testament to how far the life insurance ...

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Walking In Consumer Shoes 2: The 111 Day Journey

I'd like to say I'm proud that my new life insurance policy is in place, but the journey ...

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Walking In Consumer Shoes 1: The Convenience of Digital

Life insurance just wasn't on my radar before I started working at Swiss Re. Fast-forward to 2016. As an ...

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Earthquake risk in Italy - the cost of inaction

In Mexico, we have a saying: "lo barato sale caro", which loosely translates into "buying cheap ends up being expensive ...

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How big is the earthquake protection gap in Switzerland?

The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) registered yesterday (Monday, 2017-03-06, 21:12 local time) an earthquake with magnitude M4.6. The ...

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Closing a protection gap: Kenya Livestock Insurance Program

"We make the world more resilient" – a bold vision statement we have given ourselves. But how does this statement translate ...

STORY URL: http://www.swissre.com/reinsurance/successful_Kenya_livestock_insurance_program_scheme_scales_up.html

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Renters aren't ready to rumble

Did you know that in 1996 over 45% of residential rental policies also included earthquake insurance? Today that number is ...

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What’s the largest property protection gap in the US?

Answer: California Earthquake.

On October 20, nearly 10 million people will participate in the Great California ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake ...

STORY URL: http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0400-news/0200-studies-reports/0300-earthquake-study/

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The Tanzanian Earthquake and Africa's Protection Gap

The Earthquake in Tanzania on the 10th September which left 16 people killed, the 253 people injured and the thousands ...

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The Italian Earthquake: There's no app for that…

On Wednesday the 24th of August I woke up to the sad news of a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in ...

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Consolidation, flood insurance, and the protection gap

In the first week of April, I had the good opportunity to travel to the Booth School of Business at ...

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Earthquakes: What they are not about

Usually, earthquakes are all about numbers. Take the earthquake that occurred in Nepal in April 2015. The total economic loss ...

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