Extreme weather events continue to undermine the resilience of low income countries in particular, mainly due to a limited capacity to recover and absorb losses associated with climatic hazards. This consultation call focused on climate risk insurance. Practical examples of climate risk insurance at different levels (macro and micro) were given and the role of the insurance supervisor discussed.
Consultation Call Reports
Insurance fraud is a phenomenon that every supervisory authority comes into contact with sooner or later, and if left unchecked it can seriously harm the health of the insurance market. On this consultation call, we had a number of supervisors who shared their approach to dealing with fraud: they spoke about the current state of fraud in their market, how they monitor it, and what kind of measures they have taken to address it.
This call that took place on 24 May 2018, dealt with supervisory ratios in insurance supervision, particularly in relation to client value and product cost structures. A record number of 89 supervisors from 36 countries participated on this call.
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 took a closer look at what those cooperation platforms look like. Case studies were used to explore what the role of the insurance supervisor looks like within them, and pulled together a number of aspects that supervisors might need to consider when pioneering such an approach.
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.
On this call, we explored what MSMEs are and why they are important. We talked about the risks that MSMEs generally face, how they manage them, and their insurance needs. The resulting report attempts to establish some characteristics that an effective MSME insurance product should have, and presents findings for supervisors on their role in supporting and overseeing the MSME insurance market.
Here you will find the summary and presentations of the consultation call of 21 September 2017.
Here you will find the summary and presentations of the 23rd consultation call
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.