Friday Round-Up: Insurance Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
Leigh Ann Rossi, chief operating officer within the sports and entertainment group at NFP, and Marc Blumencranz, managing director of sports and entertainment, explain how climate change, power outages, civil unrest, national mourning and health has kept event cancellation insurance relevant post-pandemic.
Suzanne Armstrong, deputy head of key accounts at Sedgwick in the UK, on how a female colleague being denied compassionate leave spurred her on to be her authentic self at work and break down LGBTQ+ barriers.
Four out of five claims handlers have suffered second-hand trauma from dealing with distressing claims, such as fatal fires, according to research undertaken by the Chartered Insurance Institute’s New Generation group.
Editor’s View: Following the firing of an insurance employee whose keystrokes showed she wasn’t working enough from home, Emma Ann Hughes considers whether remote working is suitable for fresh entrants to the industry.
Emma Ann Hughes examines how film production insurance has adapted to reflect the new risks associated with producing big summer blockbusters across several countries post-pandemic.
Analysis: Rachel Gordon examines what impact Covid plus post-pandemic holiday trends have had on travel insurance terms and conditions.
Allianz was rated a five-star place to work in this year’s Insurance Post Best Insurance Employer list, thanks to the provider’s returners programme, trans policy and race at work training.
Konsileo and Aioi Nissay Dowa Europe have been named as the greatest SME and large places to work, respectively, in this year's Insurance Post Best Insurance Employers Survey.
Pen Underwriting achieved a four-star rating in this year’s Insurance Post Best Insurance Employers list, with staff praising managers they can respect and trust.
Gallagher received a four-star rating from staff surveyed for this year’s Best Insurance Employers list, with employees praising the business for having “the feel of a family firm.”
Zurich has once again been rated a five-star place to work in this year’s Insurance Post Best Insurance Employers list.
Axa achieved a five-star rating in this year’s Best Insurance Employer list thanks to eight out of 10 employees feel a sense of inclusion and belonging.
Domestic & General managed to achieve a four-star rating in this year’s Insurance Post Best Insurance Employer list thanks to the company’s purpose to “save the planet one repair at a time".
Ageas was praised by long-serving members of staff, earning the provider a five-star ranking in this year’s Insurance Post Best Insurance Employer list.
HSB was rated five stars in this year’s Insurance Post Best Insurance Employer list, and is stepping up diversity and inclusion work to climb to the top of future rankings.
This year’s Best Small Insurance Employer is Konsileo. The company also won that accolade in 2022, and was praised by employees surveyed by Insurance Post in 2023 for treating them like “trusted adults".
Insurance Post surveyed thousands of employees across the insurance sector and QBE was voted a five-star employer and the third best overall in the large insurer category in 2023.
As the cost-of-living crisis continues to leave people feeling the pinch, The Insurance Charities is asking for help so it can reach those in need.
Sufian Hakim, currently an apprentice treaty reinsurance broker working within claims at McGill and Partners, reads the trade press, passes his CII exams, and hears about the racism a colleague encounters.
View from the top: Money and Mental Health Institute's Conor D'Arcy on how to help customers with mental health problems
Conor D'Arcy, head of research and policy at the charity founded by Martin Lewis, explains what general insurers must do to make the industry accessible for customers with mental health problems.
A charity established by campaigning journalist Martin Lewis has urged insurers to provide mental health training for underwriters and frontline staff if they wish to adhere to the FCA’s Consumer Duty requirements.
Sam Barrett explores how the insurance industry is adapting employers’ liability insurance to reflect the risks associated with new ways of working post-Covid.
As we approach the end of February, the headlines that caught your attention on Insurance Post this month show the challenges and opportunities facing the industry one year on after Russia invaded the Ukraine.