Insurance for a better world


Event Information

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

14:00–15:15 CEST / 8:00–9:15 EDT

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As governments and insurers search for the right partnership approaches to insuring pandemic business interruption risk, The Geneva Association is pleased to host a Risk Conversations webinar to support ongoing discussions.

Join us on 12 May for a presentation of Public-Private Solutions to Pandemic Risk, our new report that lays out four government-led schemes for protecting businesses from pandemic business interruption losses.

This report follows An Investigation into the Insurability of Pandemic Risk, revealing the massive protection gap in business continuity risk exposed by COVID-19. Maximum losses are unmanageable from an insurer’s solvency point of view, making government involvement essential to enhancing preparedness for and resilience to future pandemic shocks.

This webinar will bring industry and academic practitioners together to explore four exemplary types of public-private pandemic risk solutions that give governments a leading role – direct insurance, reinsurance, social insurance and post-event protection – and their strengths and weaknesses against different public policy goals. It will also look into partnership proposals currently on the table in different jurisdictions and where they stand.