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TAS INSURER COLLECTS UAH 125 MLN PREMIUMS IN FEB

The TAS insurance group (Kyiv) in February 2019 collected UAH 125.59 million in insurance premiums, which is 59.3% more than a year ago.
According to a posting on the website of the company, 31.88%or UAH 40.04 million of premiums were collected with signing of compulsory insurance of vehicle owners’ civil liability (OSAGO) policies, which is 47.9% more than in February 2018.
The amount of Green Card policies sold grew by 68.7%, to UAH 35.8 million, or 28.51 of total premiums.
The share of voluntary car insurance (KASKO) was 17%: policies for UAH 21.35 million were signed, which is 51% more than a year ago.
The group collected UAH 12 million under property insurance policies, which is 9.55% of total premiums collected in February and three times more than a year ago.
TAS collected UAH 2.55 million under voluntary medical insurance contracts and UAH 13.85 million under other insurance contracts.
In February 2019, the group paid UAH 56.12 million in claims, which is 42.5% more than a year ago.

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INGO UKRAINE LIFE SEES 19% RISE IN PREMIUMS IN 2018

INGO Ukraine Life insurance company (Kyiv) collected UAH 30.3 million in insurance premiums in 2018, which is 19% more than in 2017, the company has said in a press release.
“The company consistently maintains the growth pace for premiums collected, retains a leading position in the corporate risk life insurance market, including through new contracts in the segment of not only foreign, but also local companies,” Director General Tetiana Ryzhova said.
The total amount of insurance payment paid by the company in claims for 2018 amounted to UAH 13.3 million, which is 12% higher compared to 2017.
Of these, UAH 4.551 million was paid in cases of death, UAH 3.048 million was paid for disability, UAH 3.178 million was paid to hospitalized and temporary incapacitated persons, and UAH 2.321 million was paid over diseases critical for life of insured persons.
In addition, in 2018, payments were also made on long term endowment insurance contracts for a total of UAH 193,000.
The indefinite life insurance license was obtained by JSC INGO Ukraine Life in November 2007. From April 26, 2013, the company represents the interests of GeneraliEmployeeBenefits (GEB) in Ukraine.

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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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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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