In view of the rapid developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and military action started on Ukraine territory, GrECo Holding has set up a Task Force responsible for gathering all information on the current crisis and for reactions in all fields of our activities.
We will provide information on all topics and developments linked with the situation on our website for the information of clients and partners. In this we will be supported by our colleagues in the countries concerned and information will also be based on statements obtained from insurers and reinsurers.
For all further information on sanctions please contact GrECo Group Legal, Nathan Pinhasov, email@example.com For any information and questions regarding insurance matters please approach GrECo Group Insurance Mediation Services, Andreas Krebs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Update on Insurance in Ukraine: Money Transfers Between Insurers and Reinsurers Possible Again
Good Risk Management focuses on identifying and treating defined risks and should be a continuous and developing process embedded in a company’s HR and wider Benefits strategy.
Latest news from the Russian insurance market 2022/2023
As we reported earlier, after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine Russia and Belarus have been cut off from the Western international insurance markets by regulations put into force by both the European Union and the Russian Federation.
The Price Cap on Russian Oil – Implications on Insurance
Insurers, insurance brokers, shipowners and charterers will now be required to check the price of Russian oil cargoes on board ships they own, charter or insure.
Webinar: Insuring Risks in Ukraine and Russia
Webinar ‘Insuring risks in Ukraine and Russia’ will provide an update on the current territorial exclusions in international programs for Ukraine and Russia.
End of International Coverage for Russia / Belarus / Ukraine?
The international insurance industry is no longer willing to agree on coverage for Russia and Belarus. The options for coverage in Ukraine are very limited.
Beyond International Programs – Cover Exclusions for Russia, Belarus and Ukraine
The European insurance markets are not providing any new covers for property and business interruption risks in the Russian Federation, Belarus and in Ukraine.
Legal assessment of the risk exclusion “war” in insurance
The current military conflict between Russia and Ukraine can easily be classified as war for the question of the interpretation of insurance conditions.
War in Ukraine and Cyber Insurance
Since the start of the war in Ukraine, fears of cyber-attacks due to parallel hybrid war are increasing. In this article we explain how the insurance industry is reacting and how the war clause affects conditions.
Terrorism and Political Violence Insurance
For many insurance buyers in Europe Terrorism and Political Violence Insurance remains a niche coverage, although it is often required by financing banks or investors.
War in Ukraine – impact on insurance
The war in Ukraine and economic sanctions against Russia have so far had a drastic impact on the insurance industry.
Business travel insurance in the event of war – “passive war risk” and evacuations
Even if the “passive war risk” is covered: the crucial question is whether insurance claims can be made locally in an area touched by war and which service can be provided by the insurer.
War in Ukraine: Cargo insurance and political risks
The dangers of war and strike are excluded in the “all risks” coverage, but they are usually included in the individual policies with additional clauses.
Current status of sanctions against Russia and certain Ukrainian territories
EU sanctions prohibit any direct or indirect economic interactions (prohibition of payment and provision of services) with listed persons, as well as with all companies in which a listed legal entity or natural person has an ownership interest of 50% or more.
Health insurance for Expats – consequences of Ukraine crisis
Since Ukraine has declared to be in war and air space has been closed in Russia and Ukraine, the risk exists that evacuations and return flights to the home country for medical reasons cannot take place.
Cover aspects in aviation insurance in respect of war and terrorism
In addition to this general exclusion referring to damage occurred, there exists clause LSW617 that restricts the validity of cover itself: there is generally no cover for various named high-risk and existing crisis and war zones.
Ukraine crisis – trade credit insurance and political risk
In view of the current developments in Ukraine and the unforeseeable consequences, the private credit insurers are not providing any new or additional cover on Russian and Ukrainian buyers for the time being.
Property damage caused by war on land – aspects regarding insurance cover
It is a principle of insurance that due to the potential accumulation of claims there is a general exclusion of damage caused to a risk (buildings, factories, their technical equipment, installations, stocks and other contents) in connection with war and civil war.
GrECo Group Task Force Ukraine conflict – statement on sanctions and insurance
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the threat of heavy sanctions to be imposed by the Western world as consequence of Russian military action, have brought the topic of financial sanctions and the position of insurance again into the focus of consideration.
The complexity of today´s risk environment is changing at an accelerating pace, making risk management even more challenging. We are therefore pleased to present our new magazine “HORIZON – Risk Thought » Fast Forward” which addresses these challenges by highlighting underlying systemic transformations and their implications for future risk and insurance management in various sectors.
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