The use of index insurance as an alternative to traditional indemnity-based insurance has increased over the last twenty years, particularly as a mechanism for insuring against extreme weather risks.
Consultation Call Reports
On this call, we explored what MSMEs are and why they are important. We spoke about the risks that MSMEs typically face, how they manage them and what their insurance needs are. The resulting report attempts to set out some features that an effective MSME insurance product should have, and presents conclusions for supervisors on their role in supporting and supervising the MSME insurance market.
Here you will find the summary and presentations of the consultation call of 21 September 2017.
On this call we examined the practical aspects of proportional disclosure regulation, which can encourage the industry to offer inclusive insurance while ensuring consumer protection.
There is growing awareness of the exposure of countries, private and public sector entities and individuals to potentially crushing economic loss as the result of natural disasters. There is also a recognition that the insurance sector has an important role to play in helping to assess risk, promoting loss prevention and mitigation and in risk financing for sovereigns, sub-sovereigns and others. This call explored the important role that insurance regulation plays in facilitating the deployment of insurance sector resources at the macro, meso and micro level in a
The insurance penetration rate is traditionally calculated based on total premiums as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This has served as a useful high-level measure of insurance development, while providing a good basis for international comparison. However, supervisors pursuing more specific policy goals, such as financial inclusion or client value, may find that this measure on its own does not provide enough meaningful information to guide policy strategies.
In response to requests from the IAIS Executive Committee as well as Latin American supervisors the next A2ii-IAIS Consultation Call will be on the topic of reinsurance. The call focused on reinsurance from a host jurisdictions perspective and will examine questions around enforcement of contracts, direct and indirect supervision of reinsurers and contract oversight among other issues.
On the topic: there has been a rapid growth in mobile insurance, especially over the past 5 years. Yet for a domain where so much is happening and where more players (e.g. Mobile Network Operators, technical service providers) and regulators are getting involved, there is still little information about potential risks and corresponding solutions. In particular, the topic of data protection – the regulatory measures taken to protect personal data – has not received much attention.
On the topic: In many ways, migrants are more vulnerable than locals. They frequently work in high-risk, low-wage jobs, tend to be excluded from social protection and healthcare in the host country, and oftentimes lack the support of local communities. Moreover, their families in home countries often depend on them for financial support, especially in times of emergencies.
On the topic: With access to insurance high on the financial inclusion agenda, efforts are being undertaken to develop inclusive insurance regulatory frameworks in many jurisdictions. Effectively implementing such frameworks requires a multifaceted approach involving numerous stakeholders and proportionality considerations.