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- Insurance industry paid claims worth $400Mn in three months from October 2022 to December 2022 representing a 3percent increase compared to the third Quarter of 2022 that paid claims worth $391Mn.
- Latest statistics from the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) indicate that the number of claims reported to the insurers were 2,040,600, a 12.6 percent increase compared to 1,811,141 claims reported in Q3,2022.
- General liability claims paid went up by 16.8 percent to 14,085 claims worth $42Mn from 12,055 claims paid worth $40Mn billion in the previous quarter. Non – Liability claims paid hit 1,714,723 claims worth $170Mn representing a 1.8 percent from 1,684,698 claims worth $160.31Mn reported in Q3 2022.
Insurance industry paid claims worth $400Mn in three months from October 2022 to December 2022 representing a 3 percent increase compared to the third Quarter of 2022 that paid claims worth $391Mn.
According to the Quarter 4 of 2022 claims …
Insurance brokers in Kenya, as well as insurance agencies, can negotiate terms requiring insurance coverage under credit terms, as happens in the banking industry. The article seems to go all out to malign the insurance agents’ names by saying they are the ones owing the billions.
This gives the impression there could be a hidden motive in the penning of the article. The Kenyan insurance sector is highly regulated, and a working regulator should ensure that such cases are unheard of with licensed insurance agents in Kenya.
According to the Insurance Act Cap 487 Section 156 talks about insurance premiums and the manner in which they are supposed to be remitted to the insurer. Insurance brokers in Kenya are supposed to remit their premiums immediately after they receive the same from the client. Other intermediaries have a certain window within which they are supposed to remit the premiums and this …
The debut coincides with an insurance industry shift toward digital platforms to attract underserved and unserviced customers.
The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) reported in October 2021 that Kenya’s insurance penetration fell to 2.43 per cent of GDP in 2019. The lowest level in 15 years, from a peak of 3.44 per cent in 2013.
According to its 2022-2025 strategy plan, the company would invest around $100 million in technology over the next three years to strengthen its digital strength.
“The digital revolution of the insurance industry will require a large number of resources to spend. However, investing in online technologies will be crucial if insurers want to stay current with consumers,” Raichura added.…
- Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) has indicated that the insurance industry in Kenya continued to register improved performance in the first quarter of 2022 compared to previous quarters
- Gross written premiums in the first quarter of 2022 went up by 11 % to KSh 88.43 billion from KSh 79.26 billion in a similar quarter in 2021
- General insurance premiums amounted to KSh 53.92 billion. In contrast, the premium reported by the long-term insurers in the period under review hit KSh 34.51 billion
New data by the Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) indicates that the insurance industry in Kenya continued to register improved performance in the first quarter of 2022 compared to previous quarters.
The data, released on August 1, 2022, noted that gross written premiums among Kenyan insurance firms in the first quarter of 2022 went up by 11 % to KSh 88.43 billion from KSh 79.26 billion in a similar quarter …
Insurance industry to aggressively embrace technology and help expand access to insurance services…
The insurance industry in Kenya has recorded an increase in the premiums underwritten between April and June 2019.
The premiums underwritten during this period amounted to Ksh117.28 billion (US$1.13 billion), a 4.4 per cent increase from Ksh112.39 billion (US$1.08 billion) recorded over the same period in 2018.
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The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) has attributed this development largely to a 2.9 per cent growth recorded by the general business segment and 6.9 per cent by the long term insurance business segment.
“The increase in general business was mainly contributed by medical and motor private insurance classes of business which accounted for 66.8 per cent of the gross premium income,” IRA notes in its latest (Q2) industry report.
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During the same period, the claims incurred amounted to Ksh28.84 billion. This was a decrease of 1.3 …
Kenya’s insurance sector has been rocked with controversies among them failure to meet contract obligations, exposing policy holders to risks rather than being cushioned as expected of indemnity.
In the latest twist of events, it has emerged that over ten insurance companies in Kenya are not paying claims, despite collecting billions in monthly premiums from their clients.
This has left hundreds of thousands exposed to risk while affected persons suffer despite having insurance covers.
There are 37 general insurance companies and 25 long term insurance companies, placing the total number of underwriters at 62.
The country’s insurance market has also been infiltrated by banks, which are offering insurance services under the ‘Bancassurance’ umbrella.
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Billions in premiums
According to official data by the industry regulator-Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA), insurance industry gross premium written stood at Ksh216.37 billion (US$2.12billion) as at end of …
By Washington Ndegea
In the year of our Lord Two thousand and Eighteen, the Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich strode to parliament carrying the characteristic brief case just in time to read the twenty eighteen-twenty nineteen budget. That was in the month of June.
Expectations were high, that the prices of various basic commodities would reduce, and that we in the insurance industry would get the much needed relief and create an enabling environment to do business.
The issue of the prices of the basic commodities were met, but we in the insurance sector were left reeling by the recommendations that were being proposed in the Insurance Act in form of Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2018, that it would be criminal to handle insurance premiums from then on if the recommendations were to be made law.
We quickly instituted an emergency meeting to look at what could have prompted the Treasury department …