2 April 2020USA analysis

Enstar to reinsure $465m Lyft legacy reserves

A wholly owned US subsidiary of Enstar Group has entered into a novation agreement with affiliates of Lyft, and certain underwriting companies of Zurich North America.

Enstar will reinsure legacy automobile business underwritten by Zurich between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2018 and reinsured by Lyft’s captive, Pacific Valley Insurance Company (PVIC), for consideration of $465 million.

Meanwhile, under a separate agreement, PVIC will provide retrocession coverage to Enstar in excess of a $816 million limit.

The transaction is effective from March 31 and is expected to be completed in early April, subject to various closing conditions.