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.
Australian broker group Steadfast saw another six months of strong growth in the first half of the 2017 financial year.
Australian giant IAG saw pre-tax profit fall to A$571m (£351m) in the first half of the 2017 financial year compared with A$610m in H1 2016.
With two Senate general insurance inquiries underway and criticism around the selling of add-ons, the Insurance Council of Australia has launched a review of the General Insurance Code of Practice.
Over 17,500 claims have been lodged after an intense hailstorm hit Sydney on Saturday 18 February, according to the Insurance Council of Australia.
Australian-headquartered insurer IAG is opening an insurtech hub in Singapore later this year.
Over 100 bushfires across rural areas of New South Wales in the last few days will cost insurers at least A$20m (£12m) according to the Insurance Council of Australia.
New South Wales has seen 120 bushfires over the last few days as temperatures in the state hit record highs over the weekend.
QBE's group chief operations officer Colin Fagen has left the company this week and as a result has relinquished his role as president of the Insurance Council of Australia.
Brisbane-based financial services group Suncorp saw insurance after tax profit grow strongly in Australia but fall back in New Zealand.
Post interviews Colin Fagen, former group chief operations officer at QBE, who assumed the role as president of the board of the Insurance Council of Australia at the beginning of January.
QBE said there was “no basis” to reports it is in talks on a £12.1bn takeover bid from Allianz.