Columbia Insurance Market Intelligence: 2011 Edition

Date: January 23, 2011
Pages: 19
US$ 600.00
Publisher: Koncept Analytics
Report type: Strategic Report
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Columbia Insurance Market Intelligence: 2011 Edition
Colombia is the third most populated country in Latin America after Brazil and Mexico. High unemployment and tax increases continue to diminish personal consumption yet the Latin America countries are populous, young and rapidly growing, which is a good combination for long-term financial services growth. The national economy of Colombia has experienced a notable growth over the past few years as a result of increasing foreign investment.

The year 2009 was satisfactory in terms of performance for the Colombian insurance industry. Life insurance, which acquires approximately 48.5% of the total insurance industry, successfully recorded growth during the weak economic conditions in 2009. Strong economic growth, rising savings rate, declining rate of unemployment are some of the leading factors to drive the insurance industry of Colombia.

The recent past years have seen a strong surge in the demand for insurance in Colombia because of the ongoing launch of innovative products by insurers and the rising awareness among the population about the benefits of insurance products.

Health insurance helps to reduce catastrophic expenses, but not all schemes reach out to the poorest people. By making this insurance easily accessible to the poor population of the country, the insurers can increase their market share in addition to providing good health condition to the country.

1.1 Industry Structure
  1.1.1 Existence of restrictions on foreign ownership of a Colombian insurance company
  1.1.2 Third-party automobile, workers' compensation, personal accident, professional liability, earthquake, and aviation third-party insurance are compulsory
  1.1.3 Development of alternative distribution channels for expansion
1.2 Market Overview
  1.2.1 Market Size & Growth Growth in automobile and life insurance business rose overall premiums in 2009 Inclusion of worker’s compensation premiums in overall premiums from 2008 Steady growth in traditional products like health insurance and accidental death
  1.2.2 Market Segments Non-life insurance dominated insurance sector Deterioration of combined ratio due to higher claim rates Rise in net profits in 2009 despite negative technical results
  1.2.3 Market Density & Penetration Significant rise in insurance density over the period 2002-2009 Low insurance penetration offer attractive growth opportunities
  1.2.4 Market Share Largest life-insurance companies are Suramericana, Seguros Bolivar and Seguros Alfa Rise in competition level in non-life insurance sector


2.1 Industry Developments
  Reforms in the Healthcare Payment System
  Approval of Family Pension
  Demand for Unemployment Insurance on the Increase
  Changes to SOAT Insurance
  Financial Reform Act
2.2 Market Drivers
  Economic Growth
  Increasing Gross Savings
  Decreasing Unemployment Rate
  New Car Sale
  Micro-insurance Driving the Colombian Insurance Industry


3.1 Political Environment
3.2 Macro-economic Indicators: Current and Projections


4.1 Absence of tax incentives for policyholders affecting insurance business
4.2 Voluntary pension products like complementary pension benefits schemes offer excellent opportunity


Annual Premium – Colombia Insurance Industry: 2002-2009
Annual Insurance Premium – Colombia - Q110 vs Q109
Colombia Insurance Premium Share (%) by Segment: 2009
Colombia Insurance Premium by Segment: 2002-2009
Colombia Life Insurance Premium Share (%) by Segment: 2009
Colombia Insurance Density (US$): 2002-2009
Colombia Insurance Penetration (%): 2002–2009
Colombia: Major General Insurer’s Market Share: 2009
Colombia: Major Life Insurer’s Market Share: 2009
Colombia’s Economic Growth: 2002-2009
Gross Savings of Colombia: 2002-2008
Colombia’s Unemployment Rate (%) (2001-2009)
New Car Sales: 2005-2010
Forecast: Colombia Insurance Industry: 2009A – 2013E
Forecast: Colombia Life & Non-Life Insurance Industry: 2009A – 2013E


Key Macroeconomic Indicators: 2008 – 2013F
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