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.
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Over sixty high-ranking representatives, from South and Central America, Africa and Asia, from the insurance industry and regulatory and supervisory bodies, gathered at the 11th Consultative Forum in Lima, Peru on 6 November to discuss the scaling up of agricultural insurance and the development of proportionate regulatory frameworks.
The Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) through its Impact Insurance Facility (IIF) have commissioned this study to assess the impact of microinsurance regulatory frameworks on developingn inclusive insurance markets by way of a Regulatory Impact Assessment.
Here you will find the summary and presentations of the consultation call of 21 September 2017.
On 1 November 2017, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the International Actuarial Association (IAA) and the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) signed a five-year agreement at the IAIS Annual Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to enhance the actuarial skills of supervisory authorities. The key outcomes will be the development and delivery of supervisory capacity building training programs on actuarial services.
November 6: The 11th Consultative Forum (11th CF) on “Scaling up insurance as a disaster resilience strategy for smallholder farmers in Latin America” will be taking place this afternoon in Lima, Peru with the objective of fostering sound policymaking for the development and scaling up of agricultural insurance across the region. The event will be livestreamed simultaneously in both English and Spanish at this link.
On this call we examined the practical aspects of proportional disclosure regulation, which can encourage the industry to offer inclusive insurance while ensuring consumer protection.
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.
In response to requests from the IAIS Executive Committee as well as Latin American supervisors the next A2ii-IAIS Consultation Call will be on the topic of reinsurance. The call focused on reinsurance from a host jurisdictions perspective and will examine questions around enforcement of contracts, direct and indirect supervision of reinsurers and contract oversight among other issues.