Poland

Location:
Central Europe, East of Germany

Climate:
temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation; mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers

Natural hazards:
destructive earthquakes



Currency: Zlots (PLN)

1 EUR = 4.2623 Zlots - PLN (December 31st, 2014)
1 EUR = 4.1472 Zlots - PLN (December 31st, 2013)
1 EUR = 4.0882 Zlots - PLN (December 31st, 2012)
1 EUR = 4.4168 Zlots - PLN (December 31st, 2011)
1 EUR = 3.9603 Zlots - PLN (December 31st, 2010)

Sources:
The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF)
The Polish Chamber of Insurance (PIU)
National Bank of Poland

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POLAND: Medical malpractice insurance should

Employers of Poland urge  the Minister of Health to amend the act on medical activity so that medical malpractice insurance for hospitals remain voluntary rather than compulsory. This would enable hospitals to save up to several hundred thousand z

STATISTICS: POLISH insurance market up 3% in Q1 2015

Polish insurers' aggregate GWP was up by 2.95% y-o-y to PLN 14.37 billion (EUR 3.51 billion) in the first quarter of 2015, as the financial indicators published by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) showed. Official figures also revealed that the amount of paid claims/indemnities during the period was PLN 8.72 billion, representing a decrease of 4.82% y-o-y.

POLAND: Aviva and Liberty join DCA

On 1 July Aviva and Liberty Ubezpieczenia joined companies offering Direct Claims Adjustment (DCA) to their clients. Currently, the system has been already applied by 7 insurance companies, which corresponds to ca. two thirds of the third party motor liability insurance market. In mid-October DCA is to be introduced also by the eighth insurer - Gothaer.

POLAND: PZU buys stake in Warsaw hospital

PZU Inwestycje, the asset management wing of the listed insurer PZU, has agreed to take a 60 percent stake in Warsaw hospital Centrum Medyczne Gamma, part of the largest Polish insurer's move into new lines of business.

POLAND: PZU aims to become banking giant

State-controlled Polish insurer PZU has reiterated plans to spend up to PLN 9 billion on creating a Polish banking giant. PZU has said it is in talks with two banks and could buy a third as part of a plan to create a major domestic bank able to compete with foreign-owned Polish banks.

POLAND: PZU insurance plans 2-3 banking acquisitions

The CEO of PZU Andrzej Klesyk told reporters on Monday that the Poland's largest listed insurance firm PZU is eyeing multiple banking acquisitions in Poland,. "We are looking at the deals," Klesyk said. Asked about recent reports that the firm is eyeing two or maybe three such purchases, he added: "For us, acquisition of a single bank would make no sense."

Private health insurance increasingly popular in Poland; PZU prepared to invest PLN 800 million until 2020 in its health insurance business development

Interest in private healthcare in Poland is increasing, with the number of people holding health insurance coverage amounting in 2014 to. 1.2 million, compared to 850 thousand a year earlier. Customers have paid for health insurance PLN 400.9 million (~EUR 94 million), up 19% y-o-y. The most popular are still group insurance, as the Polish Chamber of Insurers (PIU) has recently stated.