As your reinsurer, we do not merely assume your risks – we help you manage them.

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.

Cancer Treatment in Transition – Towards a Better Prognosis With Immunotherapies?
In addition to the prevailing methods of cancer treatment to date – surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy – immunotherapies represent new therapeutic options. We provide an overview of the status quo of therapy methods and summarize the latest immunotherapeutic approaches to fighting cancer.
Dr. Sandra Mitic
Underwriting High Net Worth Foreign Nationals – Considerations for U.S. Life Insurance Companies
While High Net Worth Foreign Nationals may be very little of U.S. insurers’ in‑force Individual Life premium, there may be valuable business opportunities within this niche market. See our checklist for insurers with tips related to policy delivery, agents/producers, and underwriters.
Victor Roque, Nicole Conti
Battered Umbrella – A Market in Urgent Need of Fixing
Will worsening Umbrella loss ratios be a wake-up call for carriers? Loss severity and frequency are on an upward trajectory, and limits are still too high. Umbrella underwriting requires a different mindset: risk selection really comes into play. Read about steps to mitigate aggravated damages.
Matt Burns, Paul Kelejian
Embitterment – The Missing Piece of the Jigsaw in Protracted Claim Management?
The psychological state of Embitterment, is one possible and under-recognised avenue to explore in protracted claim management. We explore the associated psychological problems, how it is often mis-labelled and the possible approaches to resolution.
Dr. Chris Ball
Generative Artificial Intelligence in Insurance – Four Aspects of the Current Debate
Generative AI is widely regarded as a general-purpose technology (GPT). The arrival of a GPT is a rare event, even in modern times. Our CTO examines the current debate around the use of generative AI in the insurance industry and highlights four aspects in terms of potential consequences for consumers, employees, insurers and the insurance market.
Frank Schmid


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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