health care


VHI renews health reinsurance deal with Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

The sage of Omaha, Warren Buffett’s, reinsurance firm Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has renewed a health reinsurance agreement with Ireland's state health insurer VHI and extended the contract to cover four years, providing much needed certainty for VHI. Almost a year ago VHI entered into a one-year reinsurance agreement with Berkshire Hathaway read the full article →

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway reinsures Irish healthcare claims

High profile investor Warren Buffett’s reinsurance firm Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has entered into another large reinsurance transaction in the life & health sector. Berkshire Hathaway will reinsure $923m (€700m) of healthcare related claims for Irish state health insurer VHI. Over the last year Berkshire has been steadily assuming life and longevity read the full article →

Vitality Re could attract the health care industry to insurance-linked securities

The Vitality Re Ltd. insurance-linked security transaction issued on behalf of Aetna in December was a groundbreaking transaction in many ways. It allowed Aetna to transfer the risks of medical benefit claims exceeding pre-defined attachment points to the capital markets in a way previously not attempted, using a catastrophe bond read the full article →