Insurers must pay small firms for Covid lockdown losses

Tens of thousands of small businesses will receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national lockdown, following a court ruling.

The Supreme Court found largely in favour of small firms receiving payments from business interruption insurance policies.

For some businesses it could provide a lifeline, allowing them to trade beyond the coronavirus crisis.

The ruling could cost the insurance

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How are insurance regulators in sub-Saharan Africa being affected by, and responding to, COVID-19?

How are insurance regulators in sub-Saharan Africa being affected by, and responding to, COVID-19?

HARARE, The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures governments have imposed to curb its spread continues to have far-reaching consequences for insurance industries across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In the midst of increasing uncertainty, insurance regulators have had to explore a range of options to ensure

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The Ultimate Guide to Life Insurance 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Life Insurance

The topic of life insurance can be somewhat confusing and downright scary to think about.There comes a point in everyone’s life where we have to remember that we aren’t going to be around forever. We’re hoping someone will discover the fountain of youth in the next few years, but for now, you probably have lots of questions about how to support your loved

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US cyber insurance market at exciting crossroad

The US cyber insurance marketplace has reached an interesting crossroad. The market is hardening, rate momentum is picking up, and underwriters are starting to be far more stringent in risk selection with the aim of portfolio optimization and maximizing their return on capital. In this evolving environment, which has been complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the US cyber insurance marketplace is

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Is your life insurance cover adequate? Find out

It is essential to understand why you may still be underinsured, how it may impact your family’s financial future and how much protection would you require for adequate coverage.

Insurance needs change with changes in age, income, expenses, debt, lifestyle, inflation, etc.; and you need to factor in these changes and top-up your insurance purchases.Having inadequate life insurance protection could be as devastating for your dependent family members as not having a life insurance cover at all. If you don’t have any life insurance cover, you may identify your insurance requirement and get the appropriate product. But if your life insurance size is inadequate, you may not know it until you review it correctly.

Hence, it’s essential to understand why you may still be underinsured, how it may impact your family’s financial future and how much protection would you require for adequate coverage.

How to determine adequate cover size

One of the key purposes of a life insurance policy is to ensure financial support to the insured’s dependent family members after his or her death. There are various ways to

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