In Scenario 1 above, a “carve-out” option in the PDBI policy allows the difficult-to-place risk to be completely removed and covered with the parametric solution.
In Scenario 2, a “buy-back” deductible option allows a part of the risk to be replaced by parametric coverage (e.g. US$10 million).
In Scenario 3, the parametric cover supplements the PDBI policy, with the parametric solution tailored for coverage against non-damage business interruption and uninsurable assets etc.
While parametric insurance can provide more comprehensive coverage against extreme weather perils as a complement to a PDBI policy, one of the key concerns is basis risk.
Addressing basis risk in parametric insurance
When it comes to parametric insurance, a key concern is basis risk where the actual loss exceeds the payout amount due to the magnitude of the risk event and/or the predetermined payout formulae. (Basis risk also exists in traditional insurance, where payout is not predetermined and is subject to adjustment due to the average clause, exclusions, sub-limits, and deductibles.)
By partnering with an experienced risk advisor with robust parametric modelling capabilities to determine the optimal structuring, you can ensure that the predetermined payout of your parametric cover is aligned to your loss exposure and premium expectations, and correspond as closely as possible to the actual loss sustained.
Learn more about enhancing business resilience with parametric insurance
As the global leader in risk management and insurance broking, Marsh has successfully helped companies across Asia and globally mitigate extreme weather risk exposures on their non-damage business interruption losses with tailored parametric coverage backed by robust modelling and structuring capabilities. Leveraging its extensive global carrier network, Marsh’s parametric cover forms part of an alternative risk transfer solution that empowers companies to overcome issues such as NatCat capacity constraints and coverage gaps.
To explore how you can incorporate parametric solutions into your insurance portfolio optimally, get in touch with a Marsh parametric expert or watch this webinar video to learn more about case studies on how we structured and implemented tailor-made parametric solutions: