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Catastrophe bond backed EU emergency healthcare fund proposed

A new study has called for the creation of an Emergency Health Financing Facility (EHFF) for the European Union (EU) healthcare sector, with the securitization of health emergency risks in the form of catastrophe bonds seen as a viable funding solution. The research study, undertaken and published by Professor David Veredas, read the full article →

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 →