Insurance Predictions 2021 – Thematic Research

COVID-19 will be by far and away the most important theme in insurance throughout 2021, but sustainability will continue to be an essential long-term theme, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. GlobalData’s latest thematic report, ‘Insurance Predictions 2021 – Thematic Research’, states that COVID-19 will be the defining theme until 2023, as it will transform how insurance works, and how the markets it insures operate.

Ben Carey-Evans, Insurance Analyst at GlobalData, comments:

“COVID-19 will change markets and transform consumer behavior as consumers and businesses are likely to be even more risk-averse post-pandemic. Furthermore, when it comes to returning to travel, they will be wary and are more likely to take out new insurance policies. Lines such as business interruption and travel, which have seen high levels of disruption, should see penetration rates rise as people will want to make sure they are fully covered.”


This report provides in-depth analysis of the future of the insurance market. It covers the key themes in the industry, assesses how successful they have been, and determines how they will develop. This report is a multi-theme report organized by theme. It covers 15 themes drawn from the insurance sector.

Reasons to buy

Identify the top 15 themes that will impact the insurance sector in 2021.

Explore a series of predictions, identify winners and losers. 

Benchmark yourself against the rest of the market.

Ensure you remain competitive as new innovations and insurance models begin to enter the market. 

Table of Contents

| Contents

Executive summary

2021 theme map

1. COVID-19

2. Brexit

3. Sustainability

4. Internet of Things

5. Cybersecurity

6. Robo-Advice

7. Artificial Intelligence

8. Sharing and Gig Economies

9. Direct-to-Customer

10. Wellbeing

11. Emerging Economies

12. Automated Home

13. Ecommerce

14. Demographics

15. China Impact


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