Business Interruption

Report Highlights: openIDL Passes COVID-19 BI Data Call Test

Aug 24, 2021 / by Robin Westcott posted in openIDL, Data & Technology, COVID-19, NAIC, Data Call, Business Interruption, AAIS Views

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On Aug. 16, at the 2021 Summer National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) National Meeting, AAIS VP of Government Affairs, Legal & Compliance, Robin Westcott, presented the results of a Proof of Concept (POC) testing whether openIDL could support a COVID-19 Business Interruption Data call issued by the NAIC.

The meeting served as the kickoff for the openIDL Regulatory Reporting Steering Committee (RRSC). Ms. Westcott provided highlights from the positive findings set out in the report published by AAIS declaring that blockchain/distributed ledger technology had passed the test enroute to even broader applications across the industry.

Following is a summary of Ms. Westcott’s presentation:

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NAMIC CEO Talks Pandemic, Social Inflation, Flood and More

Aug 19, 2021 / by Ed Kelly posted in Insurance, Data & Technology, Business Interruption, NAMIC, Flood Insurance

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In the latest edition of CEO Angles, AAIS President and CEO Ed Kelly is joined by recently named President and CEO of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), Neil Alldredge, to talk about a variety of topics including the latest on business interruption insurance, social inflation, flood insurance and future growth opportunities for NAMIC and its member companies.

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openIDL COVID-19 Pilot Huge Success, Delivers First-Ever Insights

Aug 17, 2021 / by AAIS posted in openIDL, Insights, Data & Technology, COVID-19, Regulatory/Compliance, Blockchain, Legislation & Regulation, Regulators, Business Interruption, AAIS Views

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AAIS conducted a Proof of Concept (POC) using the open Insurance Data Link (openIDL) for regulatory reporting. The results demonstrated that this blockchain/distributed ledger technology can dramatically improve both the output and process of insurance regulatory reporting for insurers and regulators.

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Concerns and Opportunities Related to Pandemic Coverage

Aug 3, 2021 / by Nicole Milos posted in COVID-19, pandemic, Business Interruption

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While the U.S. economy slowly returns to normal following the COVID-19 pandemic, the insurance industry continues to grapple with business interruption claims, court battles and the future of pandemic-related insurance. In Part II of our two-part Advisory Report, Nicole Milos, Assistant Counsel at AAIS, explains the systemic risk global pandemics pose to the insurance industry and how we’re leveraging data gathered during the pandemic to meet customer demand for future pandemic-type coverage.

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Business Interruption Was Never Intended To Cover Pandemic Losses

Jul 26, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Issues & Trends, COVID-19, P&C Insurers, pandemic, Business Interruption

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While the U.S. economy slowly returns to normal following the COVID-19 pandemic, the insurance industry continues to grapple with business interruption claims, court battles and the future of pandemic-related insurance. In Part I of a two-part Advisory Report, Nicole Milos, Assistant Counsel at AAIS, explains why BI policies were never meant to cover losses from pandemics.

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Pandemic Resource Center Delivers Litigation Data & Insights

Feb 23, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Technology, Data & Technology, Insurance News/Current Events, Tech News, IoT, Industry, Data, Business, Legislation & Regulation, Innovation, AAIS News & Views, Data/Tech, Regulation, Digitization, Business Interruption

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For more than a year, COVID-19 has impacted the lives of millions, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. With more than 25 million cases in the US, nearly half a million dead, countless businesses closed and millions of people jobless without financial security, no one has been left unscathed. It has also raised significant issues for the insurance industry, particularly spurred by Business Interruption-related questions and litigation.

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Open Source at Work: The COVID-19 Data Call

Jun 20, 2020 / by AAIS posted in openIDL, Community, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Insurance News/Current Events, Open Source, Regulatory/Compliance, Regulators, Travelers, Data Call, Business Interruption, The Hartford, AAIS Views

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, regulators quickly realized two problems. They would need to collect massive amounts of data and issue multiple data calls, particularly around business interruption, and there was no secure, efficient way to gather this data to truly understand the impact COVID-19 was having on the P&C market. With business interruption claims growing, a quick, effective solution was needed.

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