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Transfer your severity exposure to Gen Re on an Individual Risk or Treaty basis, or a combination of the two. We will deliver the best solutions to meet your business objectives.

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Our Knowledge

With articles written by our senior executives, underwriters, claims managers, and actuaries, along with guest contributors, we share timely insights and information to help keep you and your team informed. Below is a recent selection from around the world.

Featured Articles

Critical Illness and Disability – CI and Disability Insurance products are sold to help people stay financially secure. Offering a combination of the two products benefits both the insurer and customer. This blog series highlights the various ways in which the products can be designed in order to tailor them to customers’ needs.

Uptick in U.S. Individual Disability Sales
The market for Individual Disability Insurance in the U.S. is showing tangible growth, possibly reflecting a greater awareness of income protection products that didn’t exist among buyers until the pandemic struck. Read more takeaways from the recent Gen Re market survey.
Steve Woods
Benefits of Generative Search: Unlocking Real-Time Knowledge Access
Generative search holds potential for revolutionizing the way we interact with search engines and find information. Businesses can expect to benefit from instant access to knowledge that can be ingested and incorporated into decision-making in a highly efficient and effective manner.
Frank Schmid
Mass Shootings Are on the Rise: Are “Main Street” Businesses in the Crosshairs?
See our 8 factors to help insurers assess the potential exposure. We expect the coverage arena to continue to evolve and for policy wording to be further formalized. Our desire is to start a conversation about the potential impact of mass shootings from both a public safety and risk management perspective.
Timothy Fletcher, Maria Slowinski
Pickleball – More Than Just the Fastest Growing Sport
In the U.S. pickleball is sweeping the nation. Basketball courts are being taken over by pickleball games, and tennis courts are being converted. As communities struggle to keep up with the demand, why should the insurance industry be concerned about one of America’s fastest growing sports?
Jeffrey Weisel


Our self-hosted events focus on practical and hands-on knowledge readily applicable to your everyday work. Gen Re experts often speak at insurance industry events, sharing knowledge with clients, prospective clients, and other industry participants.


Why Gen Re?

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Our People

We are The People Behind the Promise® – and we value all our client relationships. Gen Re clients and their needs are at the forefront of our daily activities. 

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Our Expertise

Our insights and technical knowledge keep clients up to date to enhance their competitive advantage. It is our pledge to add our knowledge to yours.

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Our Financial Strength

We have been a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies since 1998. We have consistently earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies. 

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Our Unique Shareholder

Berkshire Hathaway’s unique business culture and capital strength gives Gen Re the freedom to focus on long-term underwriting results – allowing us to more effectively navigate the volatility of the re/insurance business, now and in the future.

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our network at your service

2000 associates in 22 countries and 42 offices. Local service, with global expertise when you need it.

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YEARS of service

In 2021 we celebrated 100 years of Service in the U.S. – and 175 years of the historical Cologne Re (now General Reinsurance AG) in Germany, the world’s first and oldest reinsurer.

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The difference is...the quality of the promise®

With $15.8 billion in capital and $11.5 billion in net premiums written, we only make promises we can keep.

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