Insuring the gig economy

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This week, listen to our latest podcast with OTT Risk on protecting gig workers and small businesses and sign up for InsTech’s two post-Easter events - our Guidewire breakfast and Aon evening event. You can also now access our latest Property Intelligence report.

PODCAST: Business Interruption for the sharing economy - Podcast 237

Join Henry Gale as he speaks to Quentin Saleur, Chief Operating Officer, and Matthew James, Head of Business Development at OTT Risk, to discuss the impact of non-damage business interruption (NDBI) on small businesses, in particular gig workers, plus much more.   

BREAKFAST EVENT: HazardHub from Guidewire - plugging your property data gaps, The Ivy City Garden, 19 April, 8.30am BST

We have a couple of spaces left to join Matthew Grant and HazardHub founder Bob Frady to learn more about HazardHub’s dataset of 1,400 attributes and how it was built. We will be reviewing the use of risk profiles to optimise portfolio performance and detailing how to build underwriting guidelines. Insurers, brokers and MGAs only but don't delay in registering if you want to come along.

EVENING EVENT: How to optimise your underwriting portfolio, CodeNode, 25 April, 4.30pm BST

Join us at our next InsTech live event, supported by Aon’s new Strategy and Technology Group, to hear about how insurers, reinsurers, our technology friends, and of course Aon themselves, are using or offering technology to improve underwriting performance.

REPORT: Property Intelligence: Understanding and managing natural hazards

With climate change increasing the frequency and severity of weather events and some natural catastrophes, understanding the risk to properties is becoming more important than ever. Our latest report includes perspectives from an insurer, broker and MGA on the current hazard data and catastrophe modelling market and profiles the InsTech members providing relevant models, data and technology.

SPOTLIGHT: Cerchia: new sources of capital to transfer emerging risks

InsTech’s Henry Gale spoke to Cerchia founders Michael Rey and Fabian Buchmann to discuss emerging risks, the insurance-linked securities market and parametric triggers. The interview includes use cases of parametric risk transfer for supply chains, air quality and sustainability investments.

ARTICLE: The Demex Group: covering the weather protection gap

To find out about how The Demex Group is offering coverage for non-catastrophic weather losses, the history of the weather protection gap and a case study of weather reinsurance for a US insurer, you can read our article summarising InsTech’s recent podcast discussion with Demex’s Bill Clark and Matt Coleman.

VIDEO: Innovation in Claims - Partnerships, Payments and Process Automation Event Highlights with WEX

If you missed our 21st March event on claims innovation, you can catch the highlights from WEX’s payments panel featuring Visa.

Cowbell expands into the UK

Cowbell, an MGA providing SME cyber insurance, has announced its expansion into the UK, following its success in the UK.

Amdaris report on software development project myths and why they’re incorrect

Find out more about the challenges brought by fixed-price solutions and learn how an agile approach can contribute to successful software development.

Genasys Technologies announces new business units and ‘innovation hub’

Administration platform provider Genasys has announced two new business units and has opened its new global technology innovation headquarters.

MAPFRE Group partners with Vittoria Assicurazioni to provide innovation in Italy

MAPFRE’s assistance unit MAWDY has announced an agreement with insurer Vittoria Assicurazioni. The initial focus of the partnership is on personal and vehicle assistance services through digital solutions.

Oasis Insight, in collaboration with the LMA, Glaziers Hall, 3-4 May

Oasis Loss Modelling Framework, with support from the London Market Association, will be hosting a conference in London on topics such as climate risk modelling, exposure management and open data.