Insurance should be accessible to all social classes, regardless of their wealth & income status. Products offered today are conventional insurance products, largely inspired from the developed markets as "one-size-fits-all" solutions, affordable to only middle- and high-income clients in the Eastern Europe's emerging & developing markets. Inclusive insurance's goal is making insurance available to all, with responsible insurance offers, thus making up for a solution to narrow the insurance coverage gap in the region.
Property and motor insurance lines are providing for about 75% of the non-life insurance business in the CEE region, but are responsible for over 77% of the claims expenses. As such, although other classes of risks are emerging, for the time being and most probably for a rather long period ahead, property and motor insurance lines will continue to be at the heart of CEE's insurance market architecture.
Jad ARISS, currently Group Head of Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility with AXA, has been appointed Secretary General of The Geneva Association, effective 1 March 2019.
The gross written premiums of Montenegrin insurers increased to EUR 86.83 million in 2018, up by 6.19% y-o-y, official figures show.
The insurance market of Greece totaled EUR 3.19 billion at the end of December 2018, up by 1.8% y-o-y, according to the preliminary figures published by the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies (HAIC).
SCOR grew P&C reinsurance premiums by 9.7% at constant exchange rates at the January 2019 renewals, to EUR 3.2 billion. The outcome of these renewals is in line with the September update of the group's strategic plan growth assumption for SCOR Global P&C, at 5%-8% p.a.
Based on 2018 result, motor insurance (MTPL and MoD) generated over 30% of non-life GWP. At that, according to the statistics of the National Bank, MTPL segment last year saw a significant concentration growth - TOP-5 generated 66.5% of GWP vs 47.6% in 2017 (total growth of MTPL amounted to 23% y-o-y).
The still unclear issue of the Brexit conditions is raising questions not only about the way re/insurers will operate, but also for drivers who will continue travelling between the UK and the EU, as for sure there will be an impact on the way MTPL policies work.
The National Bank of Kazakhstan revoked the license of Kompetenz for re/insurance activity from February 1, 2019 due to repeated suspension of its license, as Allinsurance.kz informed.
GWP of the export insurance company of Kazakhstan, according to the monitoring agency Finprom.kz, in 2018 amounted to KZT 2.7 billion, which is 40.8% more y-o-y. This is the maximal result ever reached by the company, as Allinsurance.kz wrote.
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.
The presidential decree of Ilham ALIYEV on amending the Law on insurance activity provides for the right of the Financial Market Supervisory Authority of Azerbaijan to introduce temporary administrators in Azeri insurance companies or dismiss their top management from duty, as the news agency Trend wrote.
According to the Bank of Russia, for the first time in the last few years the market has seen a decrease in the number of complaints from consumers of financial services, which was mainly due to a sharp reduction in complaints against MTPL in 2018 by 43.1%.