Upcoming Events

  • 24.10.2018
    1 day
    Buenos Aires, Argentina | Consultative Forum, Workshops and Seminars, Latin America, Digital Technology

    The International Association of Insurance Supervisors, the Microinsurance Network and the Access to Insurance Initiative will jointly organize the 14th Consultative Forum on “Digital Financial Inclusion” in Latin America.  It is expected that approximately 70 high-ranking representatives from insurance supervisory authorities, the industry and the public sector will attend the event.

  • 12.11.2018 to 16.11.2018
    5 days
    Vilnius, Lithuania | Inclusive Insurance Training

    We are pleased to announce the Inclusive Insurance Training Program for Supervisors in Central and Eastern Europe and Transcaucasia, jointly organised by the Bank of Lithuania, the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii), the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and the Toronto Centre. The training will take place from 12 – 16 November 2018 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

  • 15.11.2018
    1 day
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Global

    In light of the risks and challenges that climate change continues to pose on the insurance sector, supervisors play an important role in addressing these risks.

  • 04.12.2018
    1 day
    Worldwide | Workshops and Seminars

    For more information about the Lab click here.

Past Events

  • 27.05.2015 to 28.05.2015
    2 days
    Tunis, Tunisia | Consultative Forum, Workshops and Seminars, Event Reports, Inclusive Insurance Regulation

    The 4th Consultative Forum brought together 60 participants, representing regulatory authorities and insurance industry participants from 24 countries from the Sub-Sahara Africa and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions.

  • 21.05.2015
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Inclusive Insurance Regulation

    Actuarial capacity is a challenge in most inclusive insurance markets. It is for this reason that the IAIS in close collaboration with the International Actuarial Association (IAA) will be developing a paper on "approaches to actuarial services in inclusive insurance markets". The paper will aim at providing general guidance on requirements and specific approaches for proportionate actuarial services in inclusive insurance markets that is applicable across jurisdictions.

  • 26.03.2015
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, MCCOs

    At the request of the IAIS the 9th Consultation Call focused on "Mutuals, Cooperatives and Community Based Organisations (MCCOs) ". The IAIS is currently working on the development of an Application paper which will provide supervisory guidance regarding adherence to and implementation of the relevant Insurance Core Principles (ICPs) with respect to MCCOs in inclusive insurance markets.

  • 22.01.2015
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Inclusive Insurance Regulation

    Some countries had, or still have a significant magnitude of informal insurance activity, in particular in areas such as funeral and health insurance, or credit life insurance provided by mutuals or microfinance organisations. Government schemes and pilot programs are also often outside of the purview of supervisors.
    Formalisation has been recognised as a considerable challenge by many insurance supervisors.

  • 02.12.2014 to 03.12.2014
    2 days
    Washington DC | Workshops and Seminars, Inclusive Insurance Regulation, Consumer Protection, Market Development

    The Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii), the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) hosted an expert symposium on “Proportional regulatory approaches in inclusive insurance markets.

  • 24.11.2014 to 29.11.2014
    6 days
    Libreville, Gabon | Inclusive Insurance Training

    To contribute to the achievement of this agenda, the A2ii, the Toronto Centre, and Conférence Interafricaine des Marchés d'Assurances (CIMA) are pleased to announce a Microinsurance Training Program for Insurance Supervisors in Sub-Sahara Africa.

  • 20.11.2014
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls

    The development of the A2ii and IAIS activity plans on inclusive insurance is proceeding largely in parallel. Several rounds of discussion among A2ii and IAIS Committees have taken place to better align our activities to strengthen our mutual roles and responsibilities. We would like to take the opportunity to seek your input during the Consultation Call in order to facilitate a bottom up approach.

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  • 11.11.2014
    1 day
    Mexico City, Mexico | Consultative Forum, Workshops and Seminars, Event Reports, Consumer Protection

    The 3rd IAIS-MIN-A2ii Consultative Forum took place back to back with the 10th Annual Microinsurance Conference in Mexico City on 11 November 2014.

  • 25.09.2014
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Market Development

    Given the typically low margins on low value policies, most successful microinsurance business models innovate distribution channels in order to minimise distribution costs and scale up the number of policies sold, either by leveraging groups or the infrastructure and reach of aggregators. These new ways to sell insurance typically result in long distribution chains involving a variety of entities and their employees, some of which may not traditionally be regulated by the insurance supervisor. Therefore some microinsurance business models entail a greater degree of separation between the insurer and the client than under the traditional individual sales model. This leads to the emergence of consumer protection risks that are particularly prevalent in microinsurance.

  • 28.08.2014
    Worldwide | Consultation Calls, Inclusive Insurance Regulation

    Inclusive insurance markets require a proportionate approach to product oversight including product standards. Supervisors have different options for product oversight before and after product launch. The overall objective of such steps is to discourage products and services that may cause consumer detriment from reaching the market. Some insurance supervisors require the pre-approval of insurance products, in both life- and general lines or in one of the two. Others have opted for a file-and-use process.