Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome to LatAm Insurance Navigator

Welcome to the Zelle LatAm Insurance Navigator Blog!  We trust this blog will soon be a critical source of information for insurance related matters in Latin America. The blog content provided by experienced Zelle professionals and counsel will deliver historical, contemporary and trending information unique to the business of insurance and claims in Latin America. Blog posts covering a wide range of topics – politics, economics, history, law, and news – and their effect on insurers and reinsurers underwriting business and adjusting claims in the region will be posted every two weeks (on Wednesdays) throughout the year. 

The region commonly referred to as “Latin America” consists of Central America, South America, and some islands of the Caribbean. Historically the peoples of Latin America have a common shared experience of conquest and colonization by the Spaniards and Portuguese from the late 15th through the 18th century as well as movements of independence in the early 19th century. While there are many similarities amongst the various Latin American territories, there are also vast differences in customs, business practices, and insurance laws and regulations. Understanding the nuances of each Latin American country is a critical component in the better handling of underwriting and claims issues that arise in this unique environment, which is why it is important for (re)insurance professionals participating in these countries’ markets to maintain their finger on the pulse of each beat for change.

Whether you are handling claims, underwriting risks, or providing services to the (re)insurance industry, the LatAm Insurance Navigator will bring you professionally useful and poignant information about topics of interest in the region affecting your insurance related work.

Occasionally, we will invite guest bloggers to provide insights on their experience and expertise in the region. Your comments and questions are always welcome. Contact us at