QBE Australia and New Zealand has appoined Alex Green as head of product – negotiated lines.
Zurich-owned catastrophe modeler Perils has estimated the insured property market loss from March's Cyclone Debbie is A$1.12bn.
The Insurance Council of Australia has appointed two senior members to its board.
Swiss Re's first quarter 2017 after tax profits fell 53% compared with Q1 2016 to $656m (£511m) after a $350m hit from Cyclone Debbie.
Australian giant QBE is planning to apply for a European passporting license outside of the UK as a result of Brexit.
QBE Australia and New Zealand has appointed Mark Baxter as chief risk officer.
The cost of last month's powerful category four cyclone to Queensland has been estimated at around A$2bn (£1.18bn).
Zurich has confirmed it is interested in taking on the underwriting for Sydney headquartered travel subsidiary Cover-More's more than two million customers.
Swiss Re has estimated its claims burden from Cyclone Debbie in Australia at around $350m (£278m).
Switzerland-headquartered global insurer Zurich has completed its acquisition of Australian travel insurance group Cover-More.
As claims from Cyclone Debbie rise to A$660m (£398m) the Insurance Council of Australia is urging the Australian government to increase disaster mitigation funding.
Global P&C insurer XL Catlin has promoted a senior member of its Australian team.
Global property and casualty insurer Chubb has bolstered its team in Asia-Pacific.
As Cyclone Debbie reached New Zealand, Insurance Australia Group estimated A$140m (£85m) of losses while loss adjuster Crawford is using drones to help.
Australian broking group Steadfast has signed an agreement with marine underwriting agency Proteus and insurance giant QBE for marine lines.
Last week's category 4 Cyclone Debbie has left a trail of destruction meaning thousands of claims for insurers and reinsurers.
The Insurance Council of Australia has expanded its catastrophe declaration associated with Cyclone Debbie and its aftermath beyond Queensland to northern New South Wales.
QBE Australia and New Zealand has appointed Jon Fox as executive general manager of claims.
Global loss adjuster McLarens has made a senior construction appointment in Australia.
Following the sudden departure of QBE's former group COO Colin Fagen earlier this year, the Insurance Council of Australia has named his replacement as president.
Australian challenger insurer Youi saw a 30% rise in profits but premium growth stalled in the first half of the year.
The 18 February Sydney hailstorm will cost Brisbane-based financial services group Suncorp between A$150m (£93.4m) and A$170m.
The state of New South Wales has signed legislation this week to end the insurance tax to fund emergency services.
Sydney's dramatic hailstorm on 18 February has cost Australian insurer IAG at least A$160m (£99m) in claims so far.