Pandemic frequency & severity expected to increase: Survey


Hospital workers in bio gear

Artemis – July 5, 2016

A survey by Munich Re U.S. Life, a division of global reinsurer Munich Re, reveals that most life insurers expect the frequency and severity of pandemics to increase over the next decade, an area where reinsurance and capital markets’ solutions and capital can play an important role.

Of the 100 plus life insurance underwriters that participated in the recent survey by reinsurance firm Munich Re, the majority (70%) expect that epidemics and pandemics will increase in both severity and frequency over the next five to 10 years.