From the beginning of 2020, the Financial Supervision Authority (FSA) and the Guarantee Fund of Estonia will operate under one roof. The merger will help the Guarantee Fund to fulfill its statutory objectives more quickly and efficiently and save costs.
Estonian Finantsinspektsioon (FSA) announced the appointment of Siim TAMMERI as the new member of the Management Board, effective from January 1st, 2020.
Estonian insurers posted aggregate GWP of EUR 366.6 million at the end of September 2019, up by EUR 10 million as compared with 3Q2018, according to quarterly market figures published by the Estonian National Statistics Board.
Estonian insurers reported end-June GWP of EUR 250 million, almost 3% more compared with H1 2018, according to the market figures published by the Estonian National Statistics Board.
Estonian insurers reported GWP of EUR 122 million in Q1 2019, representing an 3% y-o-y decrease, according to quarterly figures published by the Estonian National Statistics Board.
According to The Estonian Insurance Association (EKsL), 13,000 property claims arise over the course of an average year in Estonia. Of this number, about 11,000 are home insurance claims. Insurance companies in Estonia pay around EUR 28 million every year for property claims.
According to the statistical data of the Estonian Motor Insurance Fund (LKF), growth of motor insurance prices is slowing down, which is confirmed by their increase only by 1% in the 1st quarter of 2019 y-o-y, as the Fund informed on its official website on May 15.
Starting March 2nd 2019, commercial associations in Estonia are allowed to perform insurance activities inside country borders, under the title of insurance associations. The Amendment on Insurance Activities Act, the law governing the insurance market in Estonia, applies the regulation for insurance associations as well.
The Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania -, have recorded between 2008-2017 a trend similar to the other CEE markets. The same main pattern can be distinguished, splitting the evolution of the market in three periods: decline (2008-2010), recovery (2010-2013) and growth (2013-2017).
Insurers operating on the Estonian market reported total GWP of EUR 552 million for the financial year 2018, up by 29.2% y-o-y, according to the market data published by the Estonian National Statistics Board.
The Parliment of Estonia, Riigikogu, has approved the text of the new law on insurance activities. Today, only a few types of companies have the right to do insurance business inside Estonia. The new law will permit specific commercial associations to act as insurers too.
During 2018 there were 35,251 road motor incidents in Estonia, the lowest number in the past 4 years. While the number of incidents decreased, the average claim has increased in value by 11,62% compared to 2017.
Estonian insurance market totaled EUR 357 million at the end of September 2018, up by 13.7% y-o-y, according to quarterly market figures published by the Estonian National Statistics Board.
SEB - one of the largest life insurers in Baltic region announced is planning to merge its units in the Baltic States, "into one legal entity to further improve our operational efficiency and deliver improved customer services. The merger will not affect our services to the customers".
Estonian non-life insurer SEESAM, one of last entered players in the VIG family, raised its GWP in the Baltic states by 10% y-o-y, to EUR 54.1 million, informs LETA, quoting Dace ZITMANE, marketing manager at the Latvian branch of the company.
Estonian insurers reported H1 2018 GWP of EUR 243 million, almost 17% more compared with January-June 2017, according to the market figures published by the Estonian National Statistics Board.
As part of a Governmental plan to support organic farming, Estonian farmers involved in this segment will benefit starting 2019 from a 70% contribution of the State to the premiums paid by farmers in crop insurance, livestock and plant insurance, if the Ministry of Rural Affairs proposal will be approved.