Algeria: Insurers study creation of insurance scheme for pandemic risks
Source: Middle East Insurance Review | Jan 2021
The Algerian insurance sector and the authorities are looking at creating a new insurance scheme to cover COVID-19 and other pandemic risks.
The main objective of this initiative is to support companies and entrepreneurs hit hard by the coronavirus crisis and to avoid the resultant devastating socio-economic effects, reported Financial Afrik.
The Algerian Union of Insurance Companies (UAR) has formed a think tank that is studying the possibility of creating insurance cover for health disasters such as COVID-19.
UAR president Youcef Benmicia said the think tank will draw inspiration from the Nat CAT insurance system set up in Algeria, with a view to pooling the costs of covering the risks. M