Hiscox reports virus claims as insurers brace for Covid-19 impact

By Tyler Davies
02 Mar 2020

UK insurer Hiscox said on Monday that it had received some ‘small claims’ relating to Covid-19, as credit analysts warned that the insurance sector was exposed to indirect impacts from the spread of the virus.

Hiscox said it was “too early to estimate the impact” of Covid-19, as it released a preliminary set of financial results for 2019 on Monday.

But the specialist insurance company acknowledged that it had “received notifications of small claims to date”.

“The main areas of potential exposure ...

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