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UKRAINE’S INSURERS RAISE NET PREMIUMS BY 22%, GROSS PREMIUMS BY 11% IN 9M

Ukrainian insurance companies in January-September 2018 collected net premiums in the amount of UAH 25.388 billion, which is 22.1% more than in the same period of 2017, according to the website of the National Commission for the State Regulation of the Financial Services Market.
According to the regulator, gross insurance premiums collected by insurers for this period amounted to UAH 34.875 billion (11.1% up).
The share of net insurance premiums in gross insurance premiums for 9M 2018 increased by 6.6 p.p. compared to the same indicator of 2017 and amounted to 72.8%.
In January-September this year insurers paid out UAH 8.467 billion in net insurance claim fees, which is 18.3% more than in the same period a year earlier. The payout ratio decreased from 34.4% from 33.3%.
According to the regulator, gross insurance payments increased by 18.7%, to UAH 8.755 billion, the level of gross payments rose to 25.1% from 23.5%.
According to the commission, outgoing reinsurance operations for 9M 2018 decreased by 11.6%, to UAH 11.718 billion, in particular due to the decrease in domestic reinsurance by 10.5%, to UAH 9.487 billion, by non-resident reinsurers by 16.2%, to UAH 2.232 billion.

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UKRAINE’S INSURERS RAISE NET PREMIUMS BY 22%

Ukrainian insurance companies in January-September 2018 collected net premiums in the amount of UAH 25.388 billion, which is 22.1% more than in the same period of 2017, according to the website of the National Commission for the State Regulation of the Financial Services Market. According to the regulator, gross insurance premiums collected by insurers for this period amounted to UAH 34.875 billion (11.1% more).
The share of net insurance premiums in gross insurance premiums for the nine months of 2018 increased by 6.6 p.p. compared to the same indicator of 2017 and amounted to 72.8%.
In January-September of the current year, insurers paid out UAH 8.467 billion in net insurance claim fees, which is 18.3% more than in the same period a year earlier. The level of net payments decreased from 34.4% from 33.3%.
According to the regulator, gross insurance payments increased by 18.7%, to UAH 8.755 billion, the level of gross payments rose to 25.1% from 23.5%.
According to the commission, outgoing reinsurance operations for the nine months of 2018 decreased by 11.6%, to UAH 11.718 billion, in particular due to the decrease in domestic reinsurance by 10.5%, to UAH 9.487 billion, by non-resident reinsurers by 16.2%, to UAH 2.232 billion.

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UKRAINIAN INSURERS SEE 22% RISE IN PREMIUMS IN JAN-SEPT, 2019

Ukrainian insurance companies in January-September 2018 collected net premiums for the amount of UAH 25.389 billion, which is 22.1% more than a year ago, the national commission for financial service markets regulation has told Interfax-Ukraine.
Some UAH 8.713 billion was collected under car insurance policies (voluntary car insurance (KASKO), compulsory vehicle owners’ civil liability (OSAGO) and Green Card), which is 22% more than a year ago, UAH 2.451 billion under medical insurance policies (a rise of 21%), UAH 2.407 billion – property insurance (25.9% up), UAH 1.479 billion – fire and natural disaster risk insurance (33.2% up), UAH 1.321 billion – insurance of responsibility to third parties (25% up), UAH 1.251 billion – financial risk insurance (14% down), UAH 1.113 billion – cargo and luggage insurance (42.2% up), UAH 981 million – accident insurance (35.5% up), UAH 838.8 million – medical expenses insurance (32.2% up), UAH 371 million – loan insurance (66.3% up) and UAH 337.4 million – aviation insurance (37.7% down).
During the reporting period, insurance companies specializing in life insurance collected UAH 2.741 billion of net insurance premiums, which is 35.6% more than in January-September 2017, and paid out UAH 536.8 million of insurance claims (a rise of 29.8%).
According to the regulator, the volume of net insurance payments in January-September 2018 increased 18.3%, to UAH 8.467 billion.
Of these, the majority of payments fall on car insurance (KASKO, OSAGO, Green Card) – UAH 4.149 billion, which is 19.6% more than in the same period a year earlier, medical insurance – UAH 1.470 billion (22.9% up) financial risks insurance – UAH 1.050 billion (11.4% down), property insurance – UAH 397 million (2.1 times more), medical expenses insurance – UAH 222.8 million (a rise of 14.1%), fire and natural disasters risk insurance – UAH 170.8 million (4 times more), accident insurance – UAH 139 million (21.6% up), and loan insurance – UAH 63.5 million (a fall of 38.8%).
The regulator also said that reinsurance operations for the first nine months of the current year decreased 11.6%, to UAH 11.719 billion, including a 16.2% fall in nonresident reinsurance, to UAH 2.232 billion.

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NON-LIFE INSURERS RAISE PAYMENTS BY 31% IN JAN-SEPT

Insurance companies that are members of the League of Insurance Organizations of Ukraine (LIOU), specializing in risk insurance and participating in the Open Insurance project, in January-September 2018 increased gross insurance premiums by 19.6% compared to the same period in 2017, to UAH 7.7 billion, according to the LIOU’s website. Gross insurance payments in the nine months of 2018 rose by 31.1%, to UAH 2.8 billion.
The total amount of insurance reserves as of September 30, 2018 grew by 40%, to UAH 5.5 billion.
The assets of insurance companies participating in the Open Insurance project amounted to UAH 11.5 billion (19.8% up), and the total net worth to UAH 4.5 billion (4.6% more).
In the structure of gross insurance premiums for the nine months of 2018, the largest share belonged to the types of voluntary property insurance with UAH 3.742 billion (48.8%), personal insurance (except for life insurance) with UAH 1.869 billion (24.4%), non-state compulsory insurance with UAH 1.676 billion (21.8%), voluntary liability insurance with UAH 386.8 million (5%).
In the structure of gross insurance payments, the largest share belongs to the types of voluntary property insurance with UAH 1.281 billion (46.3%), voluntary personal insurance (except for life insurance) with UAH 872 million (31.5%), non-governmental compulsory insurance with UAH 599.3 million (21.7%), and voluntary liability insurance with UAH 14.2 million (0.5%).

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UKRAINE’S INSURERS RAISE OSAGO PREMIUMS BY 21%

The insurance companies of Ukraine, the members of the Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU), in January-June 2018 increased collection of insurance premiums on compulsory insurance of vehicle owners’ civil liability (OSAGO) by 20.9% compared with the same period in 2017, to UAH 2.183 billion.
According to the MTIBU’s website, the number of OSAGO contracts for the six months increased by 4.4%, to 3.905 million. The total volume of insurance claim fees paid under internal insurance contracts, according to the MTIBU, increased by 16.2%, to UAH 1.066 billion. In particular UAH 158.2 million were paid using EU accident report forms, which is 44.1% more than in January-June 2017.
The bureau also recorded a reduction in the number of settled claims for insurance compensation – by 0.4%, to 67,700, of which 17,832 using EU accident report forms (an increase of 16.5%).
The MTIBU is the only association of insurers that carry out compulsory insurance of civil liability of land vehicles’ owners for harm caused to third parties. The members of the bureau are 56 insurance companies.

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ASSETS OF UKRAINAIN INSURERS IN STOCK MARKET INSTRUMENTS 18.8% DOWN IN 2018

The assets of insurance companies placed in the instruments of the stock market in January-March 2018 amounted to UAH 11.326 billion, which is UAH 2.625 billion, or 18.8% less than in the same period in 2017, member of the National Commission for State Regulation of Financial Services Markets Oleksandr Zaletov has told Interfax-Ukraine. According to him, due to regulatory requirements and stagnation of the national stock market, the volume of shares and corporate bonds in the structure of insurance companies’ assets is steadily declining. In the first quarter of 2018, investments in shares decreased by 23.7% compared to the same period in 2017, or by UAH 1.746 billion, in corporate bonds by 13.7%, or by UAH 126.5 million.
At the same time, Zaletov notes the growth of investing of insurers’ funds in government domestic loan bonds continues – by 15.5%, or by UAH 859.9 million. At the same time, income from investments in government domestic loan bonds for the period increased by 29%.
“The stability of the hryvnia and higher interest rates contributed to the growth of insurers’ national currency investments both in deposits and current accounts. But this did not save from the decline in the yield of this category of assets by 6.8%. In addition, investment in the economy of the country in the areas defined by the government rose by 54.8%, or UAH 150.5 million,” the expert said.

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