Index Based Insurance Scheme Kicks Off in Nigeria Soon

Farmers in Nigeria will henceforth have good access to insurance coverage as the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), is championing the course of a specialised and inclusive agric insurance scheme tagged Index based agric insurance(IBAI). The IBAI is an innovative and specialised insurance scheme that pays out benefits on the basis of a predetermined index (e.g.… Continue reading Index Based Insurance Scheme Kicks Off in Nigeria Soon

Failures of Nigeria’s Health Insurance Scheme: the way forward

Nigeria’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has been in operation for over ten years but it seems to have failed in the realization of the objectives for which it was established. Key among its failures is the non-realization of the objective of making health care available to Nigerians at affordable costs. As at today, many… Continue reading Failures of Nigeria’s Health Insurance Scheme: the way forward

2018: What insurance players can expect in the next 12 months

Sensors monitoring your everyday physical and digital life, artificial intelligence tailoring your insurance to fit your needs? Sound like the future? Sure—if the future is 2018. Nordic Director of Insurance in Accenture, Jacob Tovborg-Jensen, explains what’s in store—near-term—when it comes to innovation. Developments in insurance are moving at break-neck speed: 2017 saw a year that… Continue reading 2018: What insurance players can expect in the next 12 months

Insurers groan as premium growth lags behind liabilities

THE insurance industry, during the nine months period ended September 2017, witnessed marginal growth in gross premium written while claims expenses went up significantly.This development may have put the badly affected underwriters in financial stress. While industry gross premium grew by 9.7 percent to N199.6 billion from N181.9 billion in the corresponding period of 2016,… Continue reading Insurers groan as premium growth lags behind liabilities

Africa’s reinsurers’ premium may hit record high in 2018

The latest report from African Reinsurance pulse launched at the 22nd African Reinsurance Forum in Port Louis, Mauritius last week, indicated that the market is expected to benefit from strong underlying growth driven by an expansion of its primary markets with insurance premiums of $68 billion. Oil For 2018, the senior reinsurance and brokerage executives… Continue reading Africa’s reinsurers’ premium may hit record high in 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa to grow at a slower rate this year, World Bank says

The economy of sub-Saharan Africa is seen growing more slowly this year than previously forecast, largely due to weak investment and productivity, the World Bank said on Wednesday. In a report, it forecast growth in the region to be 2.4 percent in 2017, down from the 2.6 percent that it projected in April. But growth… Continue reading Sub-Saharan Africa to grow at a slower rate this year, World Bank says