In the first quarter of 2019, Armenian insurers paid 11.8% more y-o-y in taxes. Total taxes of the insurance industry amounted to AMD 633.9 million, of which AMD 542.3 million (86%) fell into direct taxes, ArmInfo reported.
Total GWP of Armenian insurers in the 1st quarter amounted to AMD 16.5 billion (EUR 30.28 million), 17.4% more y-o-y in local currency (vs 47.6% a year ago according to the insurer's portfolio data), market results from ArmInfo show.
For the first three months of this year, the average MTPL loss ratio increased from 62.9% to 64.5% (without deduction of reserves) and from 71.1% to 73.7% (with deduction of reserves), according to the Bureau of Motor Insurers.
The Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region rejected ROSGOSSTRAKH's request to cancel the transaction of the sale of 100% shares of the subsidiary insurer RGS-Armenia to the Cypriot Company Cimarex Management Limited, as reported by TASS Russian News Agency.
According to the results of 2018, retail insurance in Armenia amounted to 51.8% or AMD 21.3 billion, while corporate insurance reached 48.2% or AMD 19.7 billion, as data from the Financial Rating of insurance companies of Armenia, prepared by ArmInfo, show.
Armenian insurers' GWP reached AMD 41 billion (EUR 74 million) in 2018, according to data provided by ArmInfo. Denominated in local currency, the market's growth seems lower than in euro due to the Armenian dram appreciation (17.36% vs 22.97% in euro).
Armenian insurance companies are getting increasingly unhappy with the Armenia's Single Window for Automotive (ASWA) platform, designed for handling vehicle insurance-related cases because of suffering additional losses, as Hayk ARAKELYAN, the head of the Union of Insurance Agents, said.
The pilot agro insurance program will be launched in March, 2019 in 5 regions of Armenia, according to the Deputy Minister of agriculture of Armenia Gegham GEVORGYAN, as ArmInfo wrote.
From 2021 a Universal health insurance fund will start operations within the frame of the phased introduction of the compulsory health insurance (CHI) system, as Arsen TOROSYAN, the Health minister of Armenia, announced.
MTPL loss ratio in Armenia in 2018 increased from 65% to 72.5%, based on the data of the Armenian Bureau of Motor insurers.
In 2018 export insurance recorded a significant growth. Total insured amount was AMD 7.9 billion (+73% y-o-y), at that total insurance premiums exceeded the planned level for 2018-2020 by 31%, as the press office of the Export Insurance Agency of Armenia announced.
Tax payments of Armenian insurers for January-September 2018 decreased by 23.8% y-o-y. Including direct taxes (such as profit tax and income tax), which dropped by 26.3% y-o-y, as ArmInfo wrote.
Armenian insurance companies post 77% drop in net profit
Based on 3Q2018 results, GWP of the market exceeded AMD 30.5 billion, according to insurers' reports compiled by the information portal ArmInfo. The market y-o-y growth rate was of 24.27%.