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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.

New Mortality Assumptions for Pension Business in Spain
Longevity can be seen as a societal achievement, but it can also become a risk. Using the new 2nd Order Base Mortality Table (PER2020) for Spain, we look at these new mortality assumptions to better understand its implications for the insurance sector.
Dr. Jorge Luis Andrade Cifuentes, Dr. Antonio Monroy
First Industrial Death Linked to Cosmic Radiation Recognized in South Korea
In a landmark decision in South Korea, the death of a male flight attendant from gastric cancer was ruled an industrial accident caused by cosmic radiation. Although the link between cosmic radiation and cancer is a relatively new medical development, it’s an emerging insurance risk. We describe the impact of this ruling.
Priscilla Tsang
Rate & Risk Management Lessons for U.S. Group Term Life Carriers
Gen Re’s latest U.S. Rate & Risk Management survey covered underwriting, pricing, and claims management for both employer- and employee-paid Group Life and AD&D. The study includes a wealth of manual rate and pricing data. Here’s a sampling of those findings.
Jena Breece
P&C Claims Inflation 2022–2023: Australian vs. Global Perspectives
In 2022 residential construction in Australia broke a new annual inflation record, with construction costs increasing by 11.9%. Supply chain disruptions, particularly since 2020, have impacted the cost of some core materials. We look at the key drivers of social inflation and what is driving excess claims inflation.
Nicholas Zambetti
Human Activity Generates Carbon and Warms the Atmosphere. Is Human Ingenuity Part of the Solution?
Do we have the means to physically remove atmospheric carbon and help keep temperature rises within acceptable levels, limiting future risk while also easing the transition from fossil fuels? If so, what could that mean for insurers and the policyholders they serve? Let’s take a look.
Timothy Fletcher


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.


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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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