Consultation Calls

  • 22.03.2018
    1 day
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls

    When stimulating innovation, there are limits to what a supervisory authority can achieve alone. Inter-institutional cooperation is a powerful tool for responding to new market trends and for creating a safe space for the launch of new initiatives. This call will take a closer look at these cooperation platforms including case studies on the role of insurance supervisors within them.

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    The IAIS-A2ii consultation calls are topic-focused webinars (via WebEx) for insurance supervisors.

  • 24.05.2018
    1 day
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls

    Save the date! A description of this call will follow closer to the date.

    The IAIS-A2ii consultation calls are topic-focused webinars (via WebEx) for insurance supervisors.

Past Consultation Calls

  • 25.01.2018
    1 day
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Coming up

    The next IAIS-A2ii Consultation Call will take place on Thursday 25 January 2018 and will focus on "Index Insurance: Status and Regulatory Challenges".

    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.

  • 16.11.2017
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, SMEs

    Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) make up the vast majority of enterprises and make a significant contribution to employment and economic growth. However, especially for micro and small businesses, insurance products suited to their specific demands often do not exist. For both social and economic reasons, it is in policymakers’ and supervisors’ interest to scale up the provision of appropriate and responsible insurance products amongst MSMEs. This means that it is important to better explore these segments to find out and understand their characteristic requirements, which blend personal insurance and business insurance products. 

  • 21.09.2017
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Digital Technology

    On this call we explored emerging technologies and how they affect the market and consumers. We also took a look at some regulatory approaches which have been taken, such as setting restrictions, or facilitating some technologies. We saw what has already been done to help supervisors understand technological innovations and what the status quo is in terms of principles and guidelines for supervision. The material from this call should help regulators and supervisors to strike a balance between facilitating innovation and unlocking its potential benefits to the insurance market, increasing the inclusiveness of the insurance sector, and maintaining the conditions for a fair, safe and stable insurance sector for the benefit and protection of policyholders.

  • 20.07.2017
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Inclusive Insurance Regulation

    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. This call also leveraged the lessons learned from the recent A2ii study, which was commissioned by the IAIS, titled “Proportionality in practice: Disclosure of information”

  • 18.05.2017
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Inclusive Insurance Regulation

    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 given country or region to enhance resiliency to natural catastrophes. In the call we discussed the scale and nature of the exposure, specific laws and regulations that could facilitate - or impede - deployment of insurance sector resources.

  • 23.03.2017
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Market Development

    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.

  • 26.01.2017
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Inclusive Insurance Regulation

    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.

  • 24.11.2016
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Digital Technology

    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.

  • 22.09.2016
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls

    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.

  • 21.07.2016
    1h
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Inclusive Insurance Regulation

    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.

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