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UKRAINE’S INSURERS RAISE COLLECTION OF NET PREMIUMS BY 26%

The insurance companies of Ukraine in January-March 2018 collected net premiums in the amount of UAH 8.119 billion, which is 26.7% more than for the same period a year earlier, according to the website of the National Commission for State Regulation of Financial Services Markets. According to the regulator, the volume of gross insurance premiums collected by insurers for the period amounted to UAH 11.619 billion (6.6% more).
The commission notes that an increase in gross insurance premiums occurred for almost all types of insurance: auto insurance (KASKO, OSAGO, Green Card) by UAH 461.2 million, or 20.7%, insurance against fire risks and risks of natural phenomena by UAH 1.046 billion, or 41%, insurance of liability to third parties by UAH 365 million, or 72.2%, credit insurance by UAH 224.8 million, or 3 times, life insurance by UAH 193.8 million, or 30.6%, insurance against accidents by UAH 163.6 million, or 65.9%, medical insurance by UAH 143.8 million, or 18.9%, and medical insurance by UAH 69.9 million, or 40.3%.
The share of net insurance premiums in gross insurance premiums for the first quarter of 2018 rose by 11.1 percentage points from the first quarter of 2017 and amounted to 69.9%.
In January-March of the current year, insurers paid UAH 3.099 billion of net insurance claim fees, which is 37.2% more than in the same period a year earlier. The level of net payments grew from 35.3% to 38.2%.

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NON-LIFE INSURERS COLLECT UAH 1.7 BLN OF PREMIUMS IN JAN-FEB 2018 – LIOU

Ukrainian 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 and February 2018 collected UAH 1.7 billion of insurance premiums, according to the LIOU website. The largest share in the structure of gross insurance premiums is that of voluntary property insurance with UAH 1 billion (60%), voluntary personal insurance (excluding life insurance) with UAH 400 million (21.7%) and non-government compulsory insurance with UAH 200 million (14.3%). Gross insurance premiums for voluntary insurance in January-February 2018 amounted to UAH 100 million (4%).
Gross insurance claim fee payments over the period amounted to UAH 500 million. The largest share in the structure of gross insurance payments was that of voluntary property insurance with UAH 200 million (40.3%), voluntary personal insurance (except for life insurance) with UAH 200 million (34.7%), non-government compulsory insurance with UAH 100 million (24.2%) and voluntary responsibly insurance with UAH 40 million (0.7%).
LIOU also analyzed voluntary car insurance (KASKO), obligatory insurance of civil liability of vehicle owners (OSAGO) and voluntary medical insurance.
KASKO premiums of the Open Insurance project participants totaled UAH 289.2 million in January-February 2018. Gross payments in claims reached UAH 180.3 million. The level of settling the payments was 62.3%.
As for voluntary medical insurance, premiums amounted to UAH 272 million and gross payments in claims – UAH 162 million. The level of settling the payments was 59.6%.
OSAGO premiums reached UAH 156.4 million and payments in claims – UAH 110.6 million. The level of settling the payments was 70.7%.
The insurance companies participating in the Open Insurance project are Azinco, Alfa Insurance, Arsenal Insurance, ViDi Insurance, Globus, Euroins, Interexpress, Inter-plus, Naftogazstrakh, NIKO Insurance, PZU Ukraine, Providna, PRO100-Strakhuvannia, Raritet, Skarbnytsia, Ukrfinstrakh, UNIQA and USI.
The Open Insurance project was founded by the League of Insurance Organizations of Ukraine in 2008 with the aim of improving the standards for disclosing information on the activities of insurance market participants, publicly announcing financial indicators, observing the policy of transparent activities and access to information.

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