The Slovak market continued in 1Q2014 its slow paced but stable growth, recording once again a growth of about 2.7% in GWP, to EUR 588 million. The positive trend was visible both on the life and non-life segments
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THE SLOVAK insurance sector saw no dramatic changes last year, while stabilisation in the eurozone was reflected in developments in Slovakia, too, which mirrored those in other countries in the region. Expectations with respect to positive developments in macro-economic indicators are optimistic. In addition, the insurance sector is preparing for Solvency II and the payment of the first pensions from the so-called second, private, old-age insurance pillar.
NEW technologies are impacting the insurance industry and several
companies in Slovakia now sell insurance policies via the internet or
mobiles - along with reporting an increased interest from clients in
THE ARBITRATION proceedings initiated by Dutch company Achmea, the owner
of the health insurer Union, against the Slovak government, which plans
to merge the three existing health insurers and introduce a unitary
state system of health insurance, ended with a victory for Slovakia.
2013 was year stability for the Slovak insurance market, with no major changes. The market continued to increase its business volume at a slow pace, recording a 2.7% growth in GWP, to EUR 2.17 billion. However, looking at its two main segments, it is obvious that life insurance performed better, ending the year with a 5.9% growth in premiums, while on the non-life sector almost all the main business lines recorded a slightly negative trend.
The excellent development of Vienna Insurance Group in Slovakia
continues. The Group expanded its market share to 34.5 per cent, sharply
increasing its edge over competitors, according to Vienna Insurance
Slovakia's government on Wednesday suspended its plan to create a single state-owned health insurer and potentially nationalize the EU member's two private insurers, informs digitaljournal.com. According to an official release, the idea on creating a single state-owned health insurer will be put on hold until the finance ministry will be able to cover the operation's costs. At all events, the 2014 deadline can not be met.
In the first nine months of 2013, the Slovak insurance market increased by 2.2% y-o-y to EUR 1.56 billion, according to the financial figures published by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS). The value of claims paid by insurers increased by 5.5% y-o-y, to EUR 910 million.
Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) said its Slovak business recorded a pre-tax profit of EUR 42.8mn for the first nine months of 2013, up 8.6% y/y. Gross written premiums of VIG's Slovak subsidiaries totalled EUR 548.3mn through September, up 6.6% y/y, with life insurance premiums jumping 11.4% to EUR 297.3mn and non-life insurance premiums rising by 1.4% y/y to EUR 251mn.