NU Online News Service, Oct. 20, 3:52 p.m. EDT

Although economists generally do not expect sharp increases in inflation, insurers should develop plans to consider how they will respond if inflation surges amid record government spending and aggressive monetary policies, a new Swiss Re study states.

A Swiss Re sigma study, “The Impact of Inflation on Insurers,” notes in 2009, financial institution risk managers surveyed by the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association and Capital Market Risk Advisors cited inflation as their second biggest concern for the latter part of that year, behind only “Government changing rules.”

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