Concurrently, paid claims went up by 47.13% and totaled EUR 3,450 billion in the first nine months of 2015. Another important trend of the current year is the interdiction (from March 1st, 2015) of the insurance companies to accept premiums from individuals in foreign currency. An exception was made for two insurance companies engaged in life insurance, including supplementary pension insurance.
Also, five insurance companies have left the market due insufficient capital in order to meet the legal requirements. Thus, in accordance with the amendments to the current legislation, the requirements for the minimum authorized capital of insurance organizations were raised from EUR 1 million to EUR 5 million (the equivalent in BYR). For the operating insurance companies is planed a gradual increase of the minimum authorized capital till May 1st, 2017.
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