01.12.20161 daySan José, Costa Rica | Workshops and Seminars, Event Reports, Inclusive Insurance Regulation, Market Development8th Consultative Forum on the topic of “Challenges and opportunities presented by alternative distribution channels”
This event gathered 60 participants from Latin American and Caribbean insurance supervisory authorities and industries. It elaborated how client aggregators have changed the landscape of the microinsurance industry.
24.11.20161hWorldwide | 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.
15.11.2016half dayColombo, Sri Lanka | Workshops and Seminars, Event Reports, MCCOs7th Consultative Forum on the topic of “The role of mutuals, cooperatives and community-based organisations in inclusive insurance markets”
Approximately 60 high-ranking representatives from Asian insurance supervisory authorities and the industry attended the event which fostered a dialogue between supervisors and the industry in the field of inclusive insurance.
29.09.20162 daysSandton, Johannesburg, South Africa | Workshops and Seminars, Africa, Financial Literacy
Financial education has been hailed as a key tool in empowering citizens and driving national development objectives. This is the underlying theme that emerged at the Seminar on Financial Education: Challenges, Trends and Measures of Success in Supporting Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa, organised by the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2II) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) in collaboration with the Financial Services Board (FSB) and FinMark Trust in Sandton, South Africa on 29-30 September 2016.
22.09.20161hWorldwide | Consultation Calls18th IAIS-A2ii Consultation Call on "How Supervisors Can Help Enable Access to Insurance for Migrants"
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.
21.07.20161hWorldwide | Consultation Calls, Inclusive Insurance Regulation17th IAIS-A2ii Consultation Call on "Experiences in implementing regulatory frameworks for inclusive insurance"
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.
16.06.2016 to 17.06.20162 daysBudapest, Hungary | Partner Events
Over 250 IAIS members and stakeholders came together for the IAIS 9th Annual Global Seminar Schedule. Panel discussions ranged from Insurance Capital Standards to discussions on conduct of business supervision and cyber risk.
19.05.20161hWorldwide | Consultation Calls, Inclusive Insurance Regulation
A regulatory definition of microinsurance delineates this business line from other types of insurance such as traditional or mass. Distinguishing microinsurance is important to facilitate product and business model innovation; while at the same time protecting typically more vulnerable microinsurance consumers.
16.05.20162 daysAbidjan, Côte d'Ivoire | Workshops and Seminars, Côte d' Ivoire, Digital Technology
In May 2016, the Inter-African Conference on Insurance Markets (CIMA) in partnership with the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) hosted a workshop in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The main objective of the workshop was to provide inputs to assist CIMA in developing regulations to deal with mobile insurance that protect the policyholder and ensure financial stability. The workshop was also intended to create a framework for cooperation and information exchange between the supervisors and regulators involved in mobile insurance in the CIMA zone.
31.03.20161hWorldwide | Consultation Calls, Market Development
Innovative approaches to distribution are important to achieve scale and serve low-income groups that traditionally have not had access to insurance. Large client aggregators such as retailers with numerous sales agents and mobile network operators increasingly play an important role in distribution.