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Event Reports, Regional, Africa, Asia and Pacific, Latin America, Digital Technology | 2019

InsurTech – Rising to the Regulatory Challenge | A summary of IAIS-A2ii-MIN Consultative Forums 2018 for Asia, Africa and Latin America

Over the course of 2018, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) and Microinsurance Network (MiN) organised three Consultative Forums on the topic of 'InsurTech - rising to the regulatory challenge'. The forums provided a platform for in-depth discussions about the future of insurance and regulation given the rise of new digital technologies. 

Consultation Call Reports, Digital Technology | 2019

Réglementer l’InsurTech:le rôle des autorités de réglementation dans la gestion des risques liés aux données et à la protection des consommateurs– Compte rendu de consultation téléphonique A2ii – AICA, Janvier 2019

Les innovations technologiques émergentes, l'utilisation du Big Data et de l'IA offrent un potentiel considérable pour atteindre de nouveaux clients, offrent aux consommateurs des produits à plus forte valeur ajoutée et améliorent l'efficacité de leurs opérations. Les technologies numériques transforment rapidement le secteur des assurances, suscitant de nouvelles questions et de nouveaux défis réglementaires pour les autorités de contrôle des assurances.

Consultation Call Reports, Digital Technology | 2019

Regulating InsurTech: Role of the regulator in managing data risks and protecting consumers – A2ii-IAIS Consultation Call, January 2019

Emerging technological innovations, the use of big data and AI hold great potential to reach out to new customers, offers consumers greater value products and enhance operating effeciency. Digital technologies are transforming the insurance industry rapidly, generating new questions and regulaory challenges for insurance supervisors. Globally, the use of consumer data is the area of most rapid innovation and change in the insurance sector.

Consultation Call Reports, Agricultural and Disaster Risk Insurance | 2018

Climate Change Risks to the Insurance Sector – A2ii-IAIS Consultation Call, November 2018

Supervisors play an important role in addressing risks and challenges that climate change poses on the insurance sector. This call took a closer look at the IAIS and Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF) “Issues Paper on Climate Change Risks to the Insurance Sector." An overview of the impacts of climate change on the insurance sector including current and future risks, and potential supervisory responses were explored.

Event Reports, Digital Technology, Consumer Protection | 2018
Annual Reports | 2018

A2ii Annual Report 2017-2018

Welcome to the A2ii 2017/2018 Annual Report.

The report covers the period October 2017 to September 2018 and showcases the A2ii’s activities in supporting supervisors to make their markets more inclusive.  It also examines key trends in inclusive insurance markets and their implications. 

Thematic Reports, Digital Technology, Consumer Protection | 2018

Regulating for responsible data innovation: The role of insurance regulators in dealing with risks relating to consumer data protection and privacy

Data innovation is challenging the traditional role of insurance regulators. Two major dilemmas emerge that insurance regulators and indeed all financial sector regulators face when confronted with how to regulate consumer data: 1. They must tread the balance to achieve positive consumer outcomes, by both enabling data-driven innovation but still protecting consumers from the risks that arise 2.

Policy Notes, Inclusive Insurance Regulation | 2018
Thematic Reports, Inclusive Insurance Regulation | 2018

Inclusive Insurance in National Financial Inclusion Strategies Survey Report

This report summarizes the status quo and lessons learnt on inclusive insurance in National Financial Inclusion Strategies (NFIS), based on a survey as well as four country case studies. For more than a decade, international guidance has been promoting the integration of insurance alongside other financial services. As such, inclusive insurance has increasingly gained importance with a growing number of policies and an increasing variety of products being offered.

Consultation Call Reports, Agricultural and Disaster Risk Insurance | 2018

Climate Risk Insurance and The InsuResilience "Risk Talk" tool – A2ii-IAIS Consultation Call, 20 September 2018

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.

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