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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.

Insurance Claims Anomaly Detection
Traditionally, insurance companies have relied on claims assessors to review and assess insurance claims. Advances in technology, e.g. Large Language Models (LLMs), provide new options. We describe the types of data typically available and the corresponding machine learning techniques that can be used to detect claims anomalies.
Aloysius Lim
Time to Limit the Risk of Cyber War in Property (Re)insurance
To date, property insurers have generally been silent on the risks that cyber war could pose to their portfolios. We talk about why now is the time for property insurers to consider the risk of cyber warfare and the potential claims that could result.
Caroline Sijbrandij
EPLI Is a Critical Tool For Employers, Now More Than Ever
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released its agency’s performance details for 2023 that shows increased “demand for its services and additional remedies for workers who suffered discrimination.” View highlights of the report by type of claim.
Alice Zelikson
Pedestrian Fatalities Are on the Rise. How Do We Fix That?
Between the first half of 2019 and 2023, U.S. pedestrian fatalities rose seven times the rate of population growth, to a point where on average 20 people each day of the year lose their lives while walking. Let’s see what’s driving this trend and explore what might be done to save lives.
Timothy Fletcher
Underwriting Disability Insurance – The Art and Science of Critical Thinking
Compelling evidence highlights the growing need for people to have income protection – and the importance of Disability insurance. Here we explore some aspects of its underwriting, including some of the complexities and nuances of assessing morbidity risk.
Dr. Loraine Oman-Ganes, Brenda Blaisdell


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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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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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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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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2000 associates in 22 countries and 38 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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With $17.7 billion in capital and $13.5 billion in net premiums written, we only make promises we can keep.

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