PZU joins the fight against coronavirus in Poland, by offering free access to medical advice for all citizens whether they are PZU clients or not. PZU Zdrowie, one of the largest private medical operators, will provide free help to those who are worried about their health in connection with the threat of coronavirus.
The President of the Management Board of GENERALI Polska companies Andrea SIMONCELLI was recognized by Gazeta Bankowa as the Insurance Manager of the Year. This title was awarded by the Competition Jury for successful acquisitions and consolidation of the insurance market in Poland, as the Italian insurer informed in a statement.
Representatives of the 12 largest and most dynamic enterprises in the CEE - among which the PZU and TRIGLAV Groups -, have signed in Davos a memorandum forming the Business Council of Growing Europe, an initiative that will promote CEE as an attractive destination for investors and to support cooperation between business leaders from the region.
Polish subsidiary of NN announced the appointment of Magdalena MACKO-GIZINSKA as member of the board and Chief Customer Officer, starting January 2020.
The Polish Insurance Guarantee Fund Council appointed Marek Niechcial as a member of the management board of UFG.
Dagmara WIECZOREK-BARTCZAK was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, in charge with KNF Office for supervision over the insurance sector, starting December 2019.
Polish insurers have achieved GWP of PLN 47 billion (EUR 10.74 billion) in 3Q and paid PLN 30.7 billion to injured parties and clients - meaning, in average, about EUR 1 million per hour. Overall, GWP went up by 1.47% in local currency, while claims expenses decreased by 0.9%.
On December 13, 2019, during the meeting of the Supervisory Board of Generali TU SA, Roger HODGKISS was appointed as Member of the Company's Management Board.
The Council of Insurance Guarantee Fund (UFG) of Poland appointed Radoslawa BEDYNSKIEGO as member of the management board of UFG, effective January 1st, 2020.
At the end of November 2019, PKO Ubezpieczenia became the 30th member of the Polish Insurance Guarantee Fund (UFG).
Starting with 25 November, Roger HODGKISS is joining the top management team of GENERALI Poland being responsible for the P&C sales network and marketing of GENERALI and PROAMA.
On October 23, 2019, the PZU's Supervisory Board adopted a resolution regarding the appointment of Aleksandra AGATOWSKA to the Management Board, giving her the function of Member of the Management Board of PZU SA.
The flagship market of the CEE region, Poland, ended the first half of 2019 with only a modest increase in GWP, of 2.65%, to EUR 7.56 billion. The positive trend was entirely due to the GWP growth on the non-life side (5.36% up, EUR 5.07 billion).
The Council of the Insurance Guarantee Fund of Poland (UFG) unanimously adopted on 19 September 2019 a resolution on the appointment of Malgorzata SLEPOWRONSKA, currently member of the board, as the President of UFG.
The PZU Group has achieved in 1H2019 the highest net financial result attributed to the parent company for the first half of the last five years, of PLN 1.48 billion, while the group's efficiency ratios were better than planned.
Insurance Guarantee Fund of Poland (UFG) announced it will be compensating the victims of accidents from the past years, in the cases where insurers' motor liability insurance funds have been exhausted.
According to the Polish Insurance Guarantee Fund's estimations, there may be about 80-90,000 vehicles in use without a valid MTPL policy, which is 0.4 - 0.5% of all registered vehicles. This percentage places Poland among the CEE countries with the highest degree of insurance coverage, together with Slovenia the Czech Republic and Hungary.
PZUW, the mutual insurance arm of the Polish PZU Group, is the second fastest growing mutual insurance company in the world, the latest edition of the Global 500 report prepared by the International Federation of Cooperative Insurance and Mutual Insurance Companies (ICMIF) shows.
Polish insurers' aggregate GWP was up by 0.6% y-o-y to PLN 16.35 billion (~EUR 3.80 billion) in the first quarter of 2019, financial indicators from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) showed. Official figures also revealed that the amount of paid claims/indemnities during the period was PLN 10.2 billion, representing a decrease of 2.7% y-o-y.
The Polish Motor Insurers Bureau (PBUK) counted over 75,200 motor accidents abroad caused by vehicles with Polish registration plates for 2018. This means over 200 accidents abroad every day in 2018.