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MTIBU AGAIN REDUCES COST OF GREEN CARD POLICIES

The Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU) is introducing new tariffs for Green Card policies for those traveling abroad by road from May 16, 2020.
According to the report on the bureau’s website, the MTIBU recalculated the cost of Green Card insurance certificates downward by 4%.
The last change in tariffs was on April 1, 2020 upward by 4.4%, the previous on March 20 by 4.7%.
Green Card policies have been implemented since 2009 in two ways: all of Europe; Belarus, Moldova and Russia. Also, from January 1, 2016 Ukrainian Green Card policies began to operate in Azerbaijan.
According to the MTIBU, the cost of Green Card policies in Ukraine for 15 days for trips across Europe for cars is reduced to UAH 712 (previously UAH 741), for buses to UAH 2,667 (UAH 2,785), and for trucks to UAH 1,681 (UAH 1,748).
The cost of Green Card for one month for cars will be UAH 1,134 (previously UAH 1,180), buses UAH 3,719 (UAH 3,868), and for trucks some UAH 1,681 (UAH 2,321).

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MTIBU INSURERS RAISE OSAGO PREMIUMS BY 20% IN Q1

The insurance companies that are members of the Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU) in January-March 2020 increased collection of insurance premiums on compulsory insurance of vehicle owners’ civil liability (OSAGO) by 20.28% compared to with the same period of 2019, to UAH 1.3 billion.
According to data published on the MTIBU’s website, the number of OSAGO contracts in the first quarter increased by 0.55%, to 1.776 million
The total amount of accrued insurance claims under internal insurance contracts increased by 15.15%, to UAH 684.3 million. In particular, more than UAH 123 million is paid using European accident record forms, which is 12.8% more than in January-March 2019.
The bureau also recorded an increase in the number of settled claims for insurance compensation by 10.3%, to 37,527, of which 13,041 using European accident record forms (an increase of 10.35%).
The MTIBU is the only association of insurers that carries out compulsory insurance of vehicle owners’ civil liability for damage caused to third parties. The bureau members are 49 insurance companies.

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MTIBU RAISES COST OF GREEN CARD POLICIES BY 5%

The Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU) will introduce new tariffs for Green Card policies for people traveling abroad by car from 00:00 on March 13, 2020. According to a report on the bureau’s website, the MTIBU recalculated the cost of Green Card insurance certificates, which are introduced, up 4.9%
The last tariff change was on December 6, 2019 towards a decrease of 4%.
Green Card policies have been implemented since 2009 in two ways: all of Europe; Belarus, Moldova, and Russia. Also, from January 1, 2016, Ukrainian Green Card policies began to operate in Azerbaijan.
According to the MTIBU, the cost of Green Card policies in Ukraine for 15 days for trips in Europe for cars rises to UAH 678 (formerly UAH 647), for buses to UAH 2,548 (UAH 2,430), for trucks to UAH 1,600 (UAH 1,525).
The cost of the Green Card for one month for cars will be UAH 1,080 (UAH 1,029), buses some UAH 3,539 (UAH 3,375), trucks some UAH 2,123 (UAH 2,025).
The cost of six-month and annual Green Card policies for cars will be UAH 4,793 and UAH 5,934 respectively, for buses UAH 12,389 and UAH 23,000, for trucks UAH 10,053 and UAH 18,974 respectively.
The cost of policies for trips to Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova and the Russian Federation for cars for 15 days will be UAH 494, one month some UAH 726, half a year some UAH 1,666 and one year some UAH 2,372.

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MTIBU CUTS PAYMENTS FOR UNINSURED VEHICLES BY 2.1%

The Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU) in January-June 2019 paid UAH 54.6 million to the owners of uninsured vehicles (which caused a road accident, without having a valid OSAGO policy), which is 2.1% less than in the same period a year earlier.
According to the bureau, the share of such payments in the total number was almost 47.6% (1,568 payments), in the total amount of payments some 57.9%.
The MTIBU also reports that in the first half of the year it made 3,297 payments from guarantee funds, which is 3.3 more than in the six months of 2018, for a total amount of over UAH 94.3 million (17.7% more).
Another significant item of payments is payments for drivers of preferential categories, whose share in January-June 2019 was 15% in terms of quantity and 15.5% in terms of the amount of payments. During the first half of 2019, the MTIBU made 494 payments for such drivers for a total of almost UAH 14.7 million. Compared to the first half of 2018, the number of payments remained almost unchanged (0.4% more), the amount rose by 7.7%.

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ASSETS OF INSURERS MANAGED BY MTIBU GROW BY 32% IN 2018

Assets of insurance companies managed by the Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU) grew by 32.4% in 2018, to UAH 2.050 billion, according to a report of the commission that audited the operations of the bureau for 2018.
Of this amount, bank deposits in national currency amounted to UAH 1.661 billion, which is 65.5% more than a year earlier, in foreign currency – 323.6 million (a rise of 12.5%).
The share of deposits in total assets was 66.3%, while a year earlier it was 64.8%.
According to the report, the funds of the victims protection fund and the MTIBU insurance guarantee fund in 2018 were placed in the State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine (Ukreximbank, 6.6% of the total amount of funds placed), Oschadbank (23.9%), Ukrgasbank (28%) , UkrSibbank (0.2%), Credit Agricole Bank (5%), Kredobank (4.1%), OTP Bank (1.8%), Pravex Bank (5%), TAScombank (4.4%), and FUIB (2%).
In addition, the MTIBU manages the assets of insurers invested in local government bonds in national currency in the amount of UAH 203 million, which is 2.5 times more than in 2017, and 247.4 million in foreign currency (2.7 times more).
MTIBU members are 51 insurance companies.

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MTIBU MEMBER INSURERS RAISE OSAGO PREMIUMS BY 18% IN TWO MONTHS OF 2019

Insurance companies that are members of the Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU) in January-February 2019 increased collection of insurance premiums for compulsory insurance of motor vehicle owners’ civil liability (OSAGO) by 18.12% compared to the same period of 2018, to UAH 661.448 million. According to data posted on the MTIBU’s website, the number of OSAGO contracts in January-February rose by 7.06%, to 1.066 million.
The total amount of insurance claim fees paid on domestic insurance contracts for the two months grew by 8.5%, to UAH 393.3 million. In particular, UAH 73.116 million was paid using European accident report forms, which is 43.1% more than in January-February 2018.
The bureau also recorded an increase in the number of settled claims for insurance compensation by 6.4%, to 22,500.

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