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Blue Marble & World Food Programme expand index insurance partnership

Blue Marble Microinsurance (Blue Marble) has announced an expansion of its weather-index parametric insurance partnership with The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Africa.Blue Marble, backed by its shareholding global insurance, reinsurance and broking firms, has already been active offering its socially impactful, commercially viable parametric insurance protection to read the full article →

Blue Marble renews, expands Colombia parametric weather insurance

Blue Marble Microinsurance (Blue Marble) said it has renewed and expanded the weather index insurance scheme for smallholder coffee farmers in Colombia that it launched in 2018 in cooperation with Nespresso.The pair launched the program as a pilot scheme in late 2018, saying that because of climate change coffee producers read the full article →

CelsiusPro hires Mueller from Swiss Re as parametric risk consulting lead

CelsiusPro AG, a Switzerland headquartered weather index insurance and parametric risk transfer specialist, has announced the hiring of Lea Mueller to lead its consultancy and advisory offering.CelsiusPro, which considers itself an insurtech, offers parametric risk transfer and insurance solutions and advisory services, focused on severe or extreme weather protection, weather read the full article →

Meteo Protect launches parametric weather risk transfer API

Meteo Protect, the specialist parametric and weather index insurance underwriting agency that is a Lloyd’s of London coverholder, has launched an innovative API (application program interface) to its parametric insurance products, allowing anyone to launch a parametric insurance program more simply.An API (application program interface) provides an interface, typically technology read the full article →

Orbital Micro Systems targets enhanced weather insights for re/insurance & ILS

More granular and higher resolution satellite data from earth observations are set to improve weather and catastrophe event insights for the insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) industry, according to the CEO of Orbital Micro Systems.Orbital Micro Systems is a specialist in technology and data for space applications, with expertise read the full article →

Blue Marble works with Nespresso on parametric weather insurance pilot

Blue Marble Microinsurance (Blue Marble) is working with coffee company Nespresso on a pilot program to deliver weather index insurance to smallholder coffee farmers in Colombia.The pair note that due to climate change producers of coffee are particularly exposed to weather variability and extremes, resulting in a need for risk read the full article →

Nephila signs up to offer pricing & capacity on weatherXchange

Nephila Climate, the weather and climate risk transfer focused unit of the largest asset manager in insurance and reinsurance linked investments, Nephila Capital, has signed up to provide indicative pricing through the Speedwell Weather run parametric weather risk transfer platform weatherXchange.In providing the indicative pricing for parametric and index-based weather read the full article →

Sompo offers parametric weather cover for real estate & hospitality sectors

New parametric and index-based weather risk transfer options tailored for the real estate and hospitality sectors have been launched by units of Sompo International Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda headquartered specialty insurance and reinsurance provider.The development sees the corporate Risk Solutions unit at Sompo International and the firms Global Weather risk read the full article →

MiCRO starts parametric business interruption insurance in El Salvador

The Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO), a reinsurance company established in Barbados and founded by Fonkoze and Mercy Corps with the support of Swiss Re, has launched a new parametric insurance product in El Salvador that is designed to provide business interruption coverage.The new product, named Produce Seguro in El read the full article →

Parametrics a work in progress, but can become mainstream: Airmic Chair

According to Paul Goulding, Chair of Airmic, parametric insurance and reinsurance solutions remain a work in progress but could become more mainstream in the future as more and more companies understand the coverage they can offer and the benefits of timely, hassle-free payment.In a new report from Airmic in collaboration read the full article →