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

NAICOM sets 2 years limit for Bancassurance partnerships.

Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has placed a two year limit on bancassurance partnerships between insurance companies and banks. The regulator also pegged the referral commission to be paid by the insurer to a referral bank at 40 percent of the insurance brokers’ commission. These were contained in the bancassurance guideline recently released by the… Continue reading NAICOM sets 2 years limit for Bancassurance partnerships.

53 Insurance Companies Expend N116bn On Management From N324bn Income

Fifty three insurance companies in Nigeria expended a whooping N116 billion on their respective management, translating to 40 per cent of their premium income of N324 billion made in the last financial year, inside sources reveal. This happened while some of the affected insurance firms had not given good returns on investment to their respective… Continue reading 53 Insurance Companies Expend N116bn On Management From N324bn Income

Nigerian Reinsurers to reject under-priced risks in 2018.

From next year, reinsurance companies will no longer accept risks that are priced below the standard threshold of risk pricing by insurance companies. Investigations reveal that this move was prompted by sharp increases in industry claims ratio which has continued to outpace premium income, leading to dwindling profits. Accordingly, Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, is… Continue reading Nigerian Reinsurers to reject under-priced risks in 2018.

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

NAICOM to beam searchlight on premium rating in 2018

Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has said that it will pay more attention to suitable premium rates for products in the insurance industry by 2018. The Commissioner for Insurance, Mohammed Kari, who disclosed this during the 2017 Annual Seminar for Insurance Journalists organised by the Commission in Kaduna, Kaduna State, said the decision became necessary… Continue reading NAICOM to beam searchlight on premium rating in 2018