This report examines the role of catastrophe risk insurance programmes (i.e. loss-sharing arrangements within the insurance sector and often in partnership with governments) in broadening the availability of affordable insurance coverage for catastrophe risks and limiting risks to public finances
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30 June 2021 - As preliminary data become available for 2020 around the globe, insurance companies seem to have experienced a slowdown in gross premiums written in 2020 in the COVID-19 context, especially in the life sector.
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This publication presents the full text of the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations under which adhering countries have accepted legally binding obligations.
The Roundtable will focus on the discussion of key issues in Asia and Pacific markets with the aim of sharing experiences and good practices for the sound development of policies related to insurance and private pension markets. The event is co-hosted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), with sponsorship from the Government of Japan.
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25/05/2021 - This document outlines the main outcomes of discussions at a conference on addressing the protection gap for pandemic risk. Focus areas include the challenges to insurability of pandemic-related losses, opportunities to improve insurability and some of the critical next steps for building future resilience against pandemic risks.
This webinar focused on the impact that the COVID-19 crisis has had on different types of policyholders, the challenges that insurers and reinsurers face in extending greater support and the steps needed to find a solution to ensure that the financial impacts of infectious disease outbreaks are better managed in the future.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has provoked a public health crisis without precedent in living memory. Part of the OECD's co-ordinated policy response across countries, this page groups insurance-related responses from the OECD that can help guide the actions of governments, supervisors and industry.
18/03/2021 - No infectious disease outbreak in at least 100 years has caused such broad and devastating impacts on the global economy as COVID-19. This has affected businesses across the world, revealing that many are not protected against pandemic risk.
Ageing is affecting many OECD countries and, as demographic change progresses, governments will be challenged to identify financially sustainable ways to support the care of ageing populations. The OECD’s Insurance and Private Pensions Committee launched a project on long-term care and health insurance in 2017. This page provides access to the reports published to date.