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

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.

Nigerian Insurers seek additional capital in preparation for Risk Based Supervision (RBS)

Nigerian Insurance firms with inadequate shareholders’ funds have commenced moves to raise additional capital in preparation for the next phase of implementation of the Risk Based Supervision (RBS) by the National Insurance Commission, NAICOM. NAICOM plans to move to the next phase of implementation of the RBS which is determining the capital requirements for underwriting… Continue reading Nigerian Insurers seek additional capital in preparation for Risk Based Supervision (RBS)

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