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.
Australia's National Insurance Brokers' Association has responded to an Australian parliamentary inquiry into general insurance.
Last year UK-headquartered international broker JLT grew revenues and profits in Asia and was buoyed by a good employee benefits performance in Australia and New Zealand.
Australian insurer QBE is expecting a one-off increase of $160m (£129m) for outstanding claims liabilities following a UK Ministry of Justice decision on the personal injury discount rate.
Melbourne-based personal injury law firm Slater and Gordon made a loss of A$425.1m (£263m) in the first six months of the firm's financial year to the end of 31 December.
Sydney-headquartered QBE has appointed former CEO of Aviva Europe and chairman of global health insurance David McMillan as group chief operations officer.
Australian giant Suncorp has bought 11% of listed New Zealand general insurer Tower and is offering NZ$219m (£126m) for a full acquisition of the firm.