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1.030 MLN ELECTRONIC OSAGO INSURANCE CONTRACTS SIGNED IN UKRAINE

Insurance companies that are members of the Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU) as of October 31, 2019 had signed almost 1.030 million electronic OSAGO insurance contracts, the website of the bureau reports. According to the report, the total amount of premiums under such agreements exceeded UAH 757.3 million.
To date, OSAGO agreements in an electronic form are signed by 42 MTIBU member insurers.
Monthly, the number of electronic contracts is growing by 12-28%.
The leader in the number of electronic contracts is PZU Ukraine with 175,500 contracts worth UAH 147.8 million.
The share of top ten insurers in the number of signed electronic contracts in the total number of electronic policies is almost 74%, which is 6% less than the same indicator at the end of the first half of this year.
Electronic policies were introduced in February 2018 and became one of the first steps in the system of digitalization and the creation of a single digital OSAGO environment, which is defined as one of the priorities for the development of the industry and the work of the bureau.

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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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OSAGO PREMIUMS IN INSURANCE RISE BY 21% IN 2018

The insurance companies of Ukraine that are members of the Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU) in January-August 2018 increased collection of premiums for compulsory vehicle owners’ civil liability (OSAGO) by 21% compared with the same period in 2017, to UAH 2.962 billion. According to the MTIBU’s website, the number of OSAGO contracts for the eight months increased by 4.6%, to 5.254 million.
The total volume of insurance claim fee payments under internal insurance contracts, according to the MTIBU, rose by 14.2%, to UAH 1.404 billion. In particular, UAH 218.8 million was paid using EU accident report forms, which is 49% more than in January-August 2017. The bureau also recorded the reduction in the number of settled claims for insurance compensation by 0.05%, to 88,800, of which 24,900 (an increase of 27%) using EU accident report forms.

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VUSO RAISES OSAGO PAYMENTS BY 5.75 TIMES

VUSO Insurance Company (Kyiv) in January-June 2018 paid UAH 6.9 million on direct settlement of cases on compulsory insurance of motor vehicle owners’ liability (OSAGO), which is 5.75 times more than in the same period a year earlier.
According to a press release of the insurer, the company’s customers began to use the method of direct settlement of losses more often and apply for compensation of damage to their insurer but not the company where the policy of the person guilty in the accident was drawn up. In this way, VUSO settled 394 insurance cases in the first half of the year, while a year earlier the figure stood at 97.
In total for the reporting period, the company collected UAH 28.5 million of premiums on OSAGO, which is 19% more than in the same period a year earlier. Some 1,717 insurance cases were settled, which is 7% more than for the same period of 2017 (1,605).
The company notes that the average amount of compensation for material damage on road accidents for this type of insurance in the first half of the year increased by 2%, to UAH 13,900.

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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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