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.
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Despite its significant potential, there has been little regulatory and supervisory guidance on m-insurance. The Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) commissioned this study in order to address the gap and contribute to the preparation of an International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) Application Paper on the Use of Digital Technology in Inclusive Insurance.
Digital technologies are rapidly changing the insurance landscape worldwide. In Africa currently, mobile insurance is prevalent, but other digital technologies are on the rise too, helping to provide a large number of households with coverage for the very first time.
Press release May 31, 2017
Drawing on the experiences of Ghana, Mexico and the Philippines, the report “Proportionality in practice: Distribution" examines the practical aspects of distribution where insurance supervisors are flexible and adjust certain supervisory requirements in order to encourage the insurance industry to offer insurance to the underserved or those excluded from insurance services while protecting consumers.
En mai 2016, la Conférence interafricaine sur les marchés de l'assurance (CIMA) en partenariat avec l'Initiative d'accès à l'assurance (A2ii) a organisé un atelier à Abidjan, en Côte d'Ivoire.
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 report summarises the key take-aways and recommendations of the seminar on Financial Education: Challenges, Trends and Measures of Success in Supporting Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa held in September 2016 in Sandton, South Africa.