The national rating agency Expert RA affirmed the rating of AlfaStrakhovanie at ruAA+, outlook stable, ASN reports.
By the end of 2018, the total amount claimed in lawsuits against ROSGOSSTRAKH group reached RUB 21.1 billion, equivalent to 30.5% of the group's total GWP and 39.8% of its paid claims, ASN reported.
According to the Bank of Russia, in 2018 the insurer profit grew by almost 70% to RUB 204.1 billion (vs RUB 120.6 billion in 2017). Return on equity reached 31.2%, total assets increased by more than 20% and exceeded RUB 2.9 trillion, based on the survey of key indicators of insurer activity in 2018.
SBERBANK's Board of Directors elected Alexey LEONENKO as the new General Director, replacing Viktor DUBROVIN, effective March 29, the insurer reports.
The national rating agency Expert RA raised the rating of SBERBANK Insurance to ruAAA, outlook stable. Previously, the insurer's rating was ruAA+, outlook positive, ASN reports.
According to a study by the Bank of Russia on the financial accessibility for disabled persons, in 2018 "voluntary insurance services were used by 19.9% of the Russian population in general and 9.4% of disabled people, while compulsory insurance services were used by 89.1% of the population in general and by 97.9% of disabled people," the document says.
On April 1, 2019, Alexander ZARETSKI will step down from his presidency of METLIFE. According to the Company's Board of Directors, this decision was made for personal reasons. Gheorghe DIMITRU will take over as president, ASN wrote.
In 2018, the share of the Russian National Reinsurance Company (RNRC) in total outward reinsurance of the Russian insurance companies amounted to 10% (vs 7.3% a year ago), according to a report by RNRC.
The market total GWP in 2018 exceeded RUB 1,479 trillion for the first time in the last 6 years, the growth rate showed its maximum and reached 15.7% (vs 8.3% a year ago), according to the data, published by the Bank of Russia.
In 2H2018 agroinsurance with state support increased by 79% y-o-y, as the President of the National Association of Agriculture Insurers (NAAI) Korney BIJDOV informed.
In 2018, legal settlements of insurers dropped by 20% (from RUB 20.8 billion to RUB 16.79 billion), although total volume of market paid claims increased by 2.5%, as the regulator's data show.
Based on 2018 results, SBERBANK Life Insurance ranked first in terms of GWP among all market insurers. The company's GWP reached RUB 181.5 billion. As the same time, the insurer removed SOGAZ - whose GWP amounted to RUB 160.5 billion - from its leading position, as regulator's data show.
Motor Hull GWP increased by 3.8% (from RUB 162.5 billion to RUB 168.7 billion) in 2018, while paid claims remained at almost the same level (RUB 83.2 billion vs RUB 83.3 billion a year ago), as regulator's data show.
The Congress organized under the title "Global Objectives 2019", with the support of the All-Russian Insurance Association, will combine two events, as a year before: the Insurance Conference and the 23rd Annual Reinsurance Conference.
According to the Russian Association of Motor Insurers (RAMI), compensation payments from the insolvency fund for the insurers that left the market, amounted to RUB 9.9 billion (+73.7% y-o-y) in 2018, as ASN wrote.
In 2018, the net profit of INGOSSTRAKH decreased by 38% (from RUB 10.7 billion to RUB 6.7 billion), according to the company's General Director Mikhail VOLKOV.
On February 19, 2019, Phillip GRONEMEYER was appointed General Director of Allianz in Russia, and Svetlana AMSHANNIKOVA became the new General Director of Allianz Life. Previously both posts were held by Nikolay KLEKOVKIN, according to a press release of the Group.
Life GWP in 2018, according to preliminary data, increased by 32.8% to RUB 478 billion, and paid claims in the sector went up to RUB 73.4 billion (+37.5%), Igor YURGENS, the President of the All-Russian Insurance Association (ARIA) announced.
"The Russian National Reinsurance Company (RNRC) has announced its results for 2018. Under reinsurance contracts in 2018 RNRC received RUB 12.1 billion of GWP (+58% y-o-y). Total amount of earned premiums exceeded RUB 11 billion (almost 3 times higher y-o-y)", according to the company's official statement.