According to the Minister of Health of Armenia, Arsen TOROSYAN, the healthcare sector needs additional resources in the amount of AMD 150 billion (~EUR 283 million); the new health tax of 6% on the wages of the working population might be the source of that, ArmInfo reports.
At the end of 3Q2019, Armenian insurance market generated GWP worth of AMD 36.5 billion (EUR 70.3 million), 19.7% more y-o-y. In European currency the market growth looked much more impressive (+28.8%) thanks to a more favorable exchange rate of dram against euro.
For the first 9 months of 2019, taxes paid by Armenian insurers amounted to AMD 1,211 billion (~EUR 2.33 million), 25% less y-o-y in local currency, ArmInfo reports.
From January to September 2019, the insurance portfolio of the Export Insurance Agency of Armenia increased by 1.76 times, to AMD 6.28 billion (~EUR 12 million), according to Tigran KHACHATRYAN, the Armenian Minister of economy, as ArmInfo reports.
As Armenian Prime minister Nikol PASHINYAN announced, agricultural insurance is about to start in the country, and its mechanism will be operated in a test mode at the first stage to determine all possible weak points, ArmInfo reports.
From January to June 2019, taxes paid by local insurers in Armenia amounted to AMD 928.5 million (~EUR 1.7 million), which is 18.2% less y-o-y, ArmInfo reports.
In the first half of 2019 Armenian insurers have recorded a consolidated net profit by 71% higher as compared with the similar period of 2018, amounting to AMD 757.8 million (~USD 1.6 million), ArmInfo reports.
In the first quarter of 2019, Armenian insurers paid 11.8% more y-o-y in taxes. Total taxes of the insurance industry amounted to AMD 633.9 million, of which AMD 542.3 million (86%) fell into direct taxes, ArmInfo reported.
Total GWP of Armenian insurers in the 1st quarter amounted to AMD 16.5 billion (EUR 30.28 million), 17.4% more y-o-y in local currency (vs 47.6% a year ago according to the insurer's portfolio data), market results from ArmInfo show.
For the first three months of this year, the average MTPL loss ratio increased from 62.9% to 64.5% (without deduction of reserves) and from 71.1% to 73.7% (with deduction of reserves), according to the Bureau of Motor Insurers.
The Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region rejected ROSGOSSTRAKH's request to cancel the transaction of the sale of 100% shares of the subsidiary insurer RGS-Armenia to the Cypriot Company Cimarex Management Limited, as reported by TASS Russian News Agency.
According to the results of 2018, retail insurance in Armenia amounted to 51.8% or AMD 21.3 billion, while corporate insurance reached 48.2% or AMD 19.7 billion, as data from the Financial Rating of insurance companies of Armenia, prepared by ArmInfo, show.
Armenian insurers' GWP reached AMD 41 billion (EUR 74 million) in 2018, according to data provided by ArmInfo. Denominated in local currency, the market's growth seems lower than in euro due to the Armenian dram appreciation (17.36% vs 22.97% in euro).
Armenian insurance companies are getting increasingly unhappy with the Armenia's Single Window for Automotive (ASWA) platform, designed for handling vehicle insurance-related cases because of suffering additional losses, as Hayk ARAKELYAN, the head of the Union of Insurance Agents, said.
The pilot agro insurance program will be launched in March, 2019 in 5 regions of Armenia, according to the Deputy Minister of agriculture of Armenia Gegham GEVORGYAN, as ArmInfo wrote.
From 2021 a Universal health insurance fund will start operations within the frame of the phased introduction of the compulsory health insurance (CHI) system, as Arsen TOROSYAN, the Health minister of Armenia, announced.
MTPL loss ratio in Armenia in 2018 increased from 65% to 72.5%, based on the data of the Armenian Bureau of Motor insurers.
In 2018 export insurance recorded a significant growth. Total insured amount was AMD 7.9 billion (+73% y-o-y), at that total insurance premiums exceeded the planned level for 2018-2020 by 31%, as the press office of the Export Insurance Agency of Armenia announced.