Insurance for a better world

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Publication Date: 10th June 2021

Author: Kai-Uwe Schanz

This research summary outlines the four post-COVID shifts that are likely to have the most significant effects on insurers and their role in the post-pandemic world, in this order:

  1. Accelerated digitalisation offers new opportunities for insurers and their customers but also entails associated business risks.
  2. Big Government’ may negatively impact insurance demand due to the perception that governments will provide sufficient assistance in the event of a true disaster.
  3. Pivot to resilience and sustainability is a major opportunity for insurers to address protection gaps.
  4. More remote working may have implications for companies’ risk exposures and require amendments to existing insurance coverages