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

Wells Fargo faces sanctions for auto insurance payouts.

U.S. regulators are preparing to sanction Wells Fargo for receiving commissions on auto insurance policies it helped force on more than half a million drivers, people with direct knowledge of the probes have revealed.   last July, Wells Fargo blamed a third-party vendor for wrongly layering insurance policies on its auto borrowers. Wells Fargo did… Continue reading Wells Fargo faces sanctions for auto insurance payouts.

Nigeria’s Pension Commission (PenCom) clears 83 firms for Federal Government contracts

Nigeria’s National Pension Commission (PenCom) has issued compliance certificates to 83 companies which serve as approval to bid for Federal Government contracts this year. This was against 13,592 issued in 2017. PenCom noted that the reduction in number is due to the reluctance of federal government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, MDAs, to cooperate with it.… Continue reading Nigeria’s Pension Commission (PenCom) clears 83 firms for Federal Government contracts

2018 National Budget: Nigeria’s Federal Government Plans Group Life Insurance For 89,000 Workers

The federal government of Nigeria has made budgetary provision to the tune of N5.4 billion as 2018 Group Life Insurance cover for its 89,000 workforce, in the 2018 national budget currently before the National Assembly (NASS). To this end, all Federal government workers who die or suffer accidents while in active service will have access… Continue reading 2018 National Budget: Nigeria’s Federal Government Plans Group Life Insurance For 89,000 Workers

Nigeria’s NAICOM Moves to Save Weak Insurance Firms from Collapse

 The Nigerian National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) recently took a decision that may serve as a final step to save  identified weak firms in the system from total collapse. The commission, was said to have written administrative letters to insurance firms that are presently undergoing financial challenges as revealed by published financial reports, guiding them on… Continue reading Nigeria’s NAICOM Moves to Save Weak Insurance Firms from Collapse

9 Insurance Companies Face Legal Battle Over N3b Legacy Funds

Nigeria’s Pension Transitional and Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) is weighing up the possibility of taking legal action against some nine insurance companies still owing the Directorate about N3billion legacy funds, as was revealed by investigations. PTAD had earlier set a December 2017 deadline for defaulting insurers to pay their respective legacy Fund to the agency, which… Continue reading 9 Insurance Companies Face Legal Battle Over N3b Legacy Funds

Nigerian Life Insurance Firms Posted N124.6bn Gross Premium in 2016

Life Assurance underwriting Companies in Nigeria generated a total of N124.6billion gross premium in the year 2016. The companies ceded a total of N7.3billion to their reinsurers while retaining N117.2 billion as net premium. Gross claim paid by the life operators during the period stood at N67.2billion while net claims stood at N54.6billion. Management expenses… Continue reading Nigerian Life Insurance Firms Posted N124.6bn Gross Premium in 2016