SLOVAKIA: The newly announced IPT, in force since 1 January 2019
The new 8% Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) has come into force since January 1st, 2019 in Slovakia, thus putting an end to amore than one year long debate.
STATISTICS: SLOVAKIA, 3Q2018: insurers' profits decreased to EUR 120 million
In the first three quarters of 2018, the Slovak insurance market totaled EUR 1.67 billion, thus increasing by 3.82% y-o-y, according to the quarterly financial figures published by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS).
STATISTICS: Slovak Rep., 1H2018: consolidated net profit EUR 86 million, down 4% y-o-y
Slovak insurers have reported GWP worth EUR 1.13 billion in 1H2018, 4.46% up y-o-y. At the same time, claims paid have increased by almost 13% y-o-y, to EUR 649.2 million.
STATISTICS: SLOVAKIA, 1Q2018: non-life insurance has set the market trend, both in GWP and claims terms
Slovak insurance market saw a slightly positive trend in Q1, with GWP increasing overall by 1.42%, to EUR 577.6 million, an increase fully driven by the non-life insurance segment. The total volume of paid claims didn't change much y-o-y, increasing by less than 1%.
Slovakia: the new 8% insurance tax will be operational starting January 2019
The Slovak Parliament adopted on 20 June the new legislation replacing the current 8% insurance levy with a new tax of the same amount applied to non-life insurance premiums, except for MTPL for which the current levy will be maintained.
SLOVAKIA: Fiscal changes in the insurance industry postponed for January 2019
The introduction of the new 8% tax on non-life insurance premiums in Slovakia was postponed from October 2018, to January 2019, to allow insurance companies prepare for the change, the country's parliament decided on 7 June.
STATISTICS: Slovakia, FY2017: insurance market has grown two times faster than the economy
Last year, the growth rate of the local insurance market (+8.56%) was almost double that of the advance of the economy (+4.69%), thus the calculated indicators as the insurance penetration degree (2.51%) and the insurance density (EUR 393 per capita) significantly evolved as compared to FY2016.
SLOVAKIA: extended taxation of the insurance premiums in preparation
A new indirect taxation system for the insurance premium is in preparation in Slovakia, replacing the current special insurance 8% levy with a rate which will vary from 2 to 18% depending on the type of the policy, local press reads.
STATISTICS: Slovakia, 3Q2017: Insurance market net profit down by 12.38% to EUR 135.69 million
In the first three quarters of 2017, the Slovak insurance market totaled EUR 1.61 billion, representing an increase of 7.62% y-o-y, according to the quarterly financial figures published by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS).
STATISTICS: SLOVAK Rep., 1H2017: motor insurance line account for 57% of non-life insurers' GWP and 80% of claims
In 1H2017, the Slovak insurance market totaled EUR 1.06 billion (11.8% more y-o-y), while the value of paid claims was of EUR 575 million, according to the preliminary financial figures provided by the National Bank of Slovakia.
ON THE MOVE
GRAWE Hrvatska: Natasa KAPETANOVIC to be the new President of the Management Board
After almost 20 years in the positions of member and President of the GRAWE Hrvatska Management Board, Igor PURETA will leave the company at the expiration of his mandate, on April 2. He will be replaced by Natasa KAPETANOVIC, member of the Management Board since 2010.
Jean-Paul CONOSCENTE promoted to CEO of SCOR Global P&C and will join SCOR's executive committee
SCOR announced it has appointed Jean-Paul CONOSCENTE, currently CEO of Reinsurance at SCOR Global P&C, as Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global P&C. Jean-Paul CONOSCENTE will also join the Group's Executive Committee. This appointment is effective April 1, 2019.
Supervisory Board Chair NN Group steps down
NN Group announces that Jan HOLSBOER, chair of the Supervisory Board of NN Group, has decided to step down as of the close of the annual general meeting (AGM) on 29 May 2019. The Supervisory Board has elected David COLE as Jan HOLSBOER's successor.
AON appoints Lambros LAMBROU as global CEO of Commercial Risk Solutions
Global re/insurance broker AON has named veteran AON leader, Lambros LAMBROU as Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Commercial Risk Solutions division.
Peter CLARKE named VP & COO of FAIRFAX
FAIRFAX Financial Holdings Limited announced that Peter CLARKE has been appointed Vice President (VP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FAIRFAX, reporting to FAIRFAX President, Paul RIVETT.
Inclusive Insurance - just a week to the second edition of IIF - CEE & SEE Regional Actuarial Insurance Conference in Skopje
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.
Latest trends and challenges in the property and motor insurance lines under scrutiny, in Vienna
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.
FIAR 2019: Register before 28 February and save EUR 400 of the attendance fee
To the satisfaction of its traditional guests, FIAR returns in 2019 to its historical hometown, Sinaia. The forthcoming edition will benefit from the comfort and professional facilities of a new venue, the Conference Center of the International Hotel ****, located in the heart of the beautiful mountain resort. Registration is opened at a significantly discounted early bird rate until 28 February.