What Insurers Should Know About PFAS

A perfect storm of PFAS liability momentum is building in the midst of climate change, social inflation and digital accessibility, observes Lauren Angelina, a senior liability underwriter at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty.

Here, she compiles answers to the most common questions insurers have about PFAS, including whether it’s the next asbestos, why PFAS is so hard to underwrite, and what’s next in terms of exposure and litigation.

15min read.

Companies That Form Global Climate Alliances Need Antitrust Guidance: Experts

Global companies that form alliances to help them to tackle climate change need clear “safe harbour” guidelines from governments to allay fears they could be tripped up by antitrust rules, legal experts said.

Follow up with related reading on the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance formed in 2020. The law of “anti-trust” in South Africa is enshrined in the Competition Act of 1998. 3.5min read.

What the Hail? Understanding this Peril is the Key to Improving Loss Ratios in Insurance

As hail risk evolves, insurers need industry innovation to minimize the surprises caused by volatility, reduce their costs, and drive resilience as soon as possible.

The article provides key areas and points to consider in insuring for hail. 4min read.